Marathon
Sun 9 Jun 2024 Skipton, North Yorkshire, UK

The Glorious Gargrave Gallop | Marathon

A flat out-and-back event alongside the Leeds and Liverpool canal in the Yorkshire Dales with a bespoke medal and goodies for all finishers.

  • Sun 9 Jun 2024
Gargrave Cricket Club, Skipton

Marathon

09:30

£39-£41

Age 18 & over

  • 26.2 miles multi terrain running

Overview

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 The Glorious Gargrave Gallop.

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Newcomers

Difficulty rating

1/5 not so grim

Timetable

  • 08:00 | Registration opens for 5K
  • 08:00 | Registration opens for early bird ultra and marathon upon request
  • 08:30 | Registration opens for ultra
  • 08:45 | Registration opens for all other distances

Shoe type

Weather dependant. If wet trail shoes.

  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Paid parking
  • Rural
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Gargrave Cricket Club
Gargrave
Skipton
North Yorkshire
BD23 3SD
UK

Paid parking

Please note there is a £5 parking donation, which will go directly to the Cricket Club charity.

Toilets

Toilets are available at the start and finish area.

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

The marathon follows the 20 Miler route, then the 10K route.

Road crossings

There are a couple of road crossings – please take extra care. Marshals are not allowed to stop traffic. The roads will be marked by a sign. Part of the course runs along quiet country lanes.

Water/feed stations

There will be water/feed stations along the route approximately every 3-4 miles. Marshals will be placed along the route at the turnaround points and on the water/feed stations. 

Cut off time

6.5 hours.

Headphones

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

  • Runners cannot always hear the marshals’ 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

Included

  • It's Grim Up North running experience
  • Relief, joy and happiness
  • Hero status
  • Unique medal design
  • Lots of lovely things at the finish line

Optional extra

  • Grim massage - Adam will be available for both pre-race and post-race massage. He is brilliant. You can pay by either cash or card.

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

Entry fees

Entry fee (Affiliated)

£39.00

Entry fee (Unaffiliated)

£41.00

Other races at event

  • Sun 9 Jun
  • #1 of 6
Gargrave Cricket Club, Skipton

5K

08:30

£14-£16

Age 16 & over

  • 5 km multi terrain running
  • Sun 9 Jun
  • #2 of 6
Gargrave Cricket Club, Skipton

10K

09:00

£23-£25

Age 16 & over

  • 10 km multi terrain running
  • Sun 9 Jun
  • #3 of 6
Gargrave Cricket Club, Skipton

Half Marathon

09:30

£28-£30

Age 17 & over

  • 13.1 miles multi terrain running
  • Sun 9 Jun
  • #4 of 6
Gargrave Cricket Club, Skipton

20 Miles

09:30

£35-£37

Age 18 & over

  • 20 miles multi terrain running
  • Sun 9 Jun
  • #6 of 6
Gargrave Cricket Club, Skipton

Ultra

09:00

£53-£55

Age 21 & over

  • 62 km multi terrain running