Sat 7 Jun 2025 Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK

Summer Extravaganza | Marathon

Take on this fast and flat summer extravaganza along with the Leeds to Liverpool canal. These out-and-back routes are perfect for all participants looking to run further in a friendly atmosphere.

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  • Sat 7 Jun 2025
Wyther Lane, Leeds




Age 18 & over

  • 26.2 miles trail running


If you like beautiful races in beautiful places, like fun, like medals and like goodies then this event is for you. 

You'll enjoy a bespoke medal and lots of goodies at the finish line.

It's Grim Up North

This event is part of the It's Grim Up North calendar of runs, offering a range of distances and levels of difficulty so there is something for everyone.

Famous for its low-key approach, all runners will be greeted with a warm smile and friendly chat.

The aim is to get you out running, help you enjoy the beautiful countryside with great camaraderie and for you to experience the sense of well-being you get when you cross that finish line.

You'll be shown that the North is anything but Grim.

This event is part of Summer Extravaganza.

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Newcomers

Difficulty rating

1/5 not so grim

Shoe type

Road shoes – unless wet. The course is mainly good underfoot.

Event HQ

Wyther Lane
West Yorkshire

This out and back canter takes place on the Leeds to Liverpool Canal, starting and finishing Kirkstall, about 2.5 miles outside the centre of Leeds. 

  • Cut off time
  • Distance markers
  • First aid
  • Flat
  • Food stations
  • Marshals
  • No headphones
  • Out and back
  • PB
  • Single start
  • Water stations
  • Way markers

Whilst this flat route is not particularly technical, itโ€™s a great opportunity for a PB.

Water/feed stations

There will be water/feed stations along the route approximately every 3 miles. Marshals will be placed along the route and on the water/feed stations. 

Cut off time

6.5 hours.

Early start available for marathon runners.


The use of headphones is not endorsed for the following safety reasons:

  • Runners cannot always hear the marshalsโ€™ instructions
  • Runners may not hear cyclists behind them and stray into their path
  • Bone conduction earphones are allowed

  • Bring your own cup

This is cupless event. All runners are requested to bring their own labelled, reusable cup or bottle. These may be filled before, during and after the event.

  • Chip timing
  • Goody bag
  • Map
  • Medal


  • It's Grim Up North running experience
  • Unique medal design
  • Lots of lovely things at the finish line

  • Age 18 & over
  • Entries open
  • Collect race pack
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available
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Entry fees

Entry fee (Affiliated)


Entry fee (Unaffiliated)


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