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York

A vibrant festival city with a historic past and exciting outdoor events!

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The historic city of York has played host to adrenaline-fuelled events for centuries - fortunately, these days they involve fewer Vikings and more running shoes. The Yorkshire Marathon is perhaps the most famous, with thousands of running taking to the city's streets and 'doing the Y' as they cross the finish line. See how you can join in here!

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RIDE The Dales

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The Yorkshire Marathon Festival is back in 2024 and bigger than ever! With epic crowd support, runners will explore the historic streets and beautiful countryside.
  • Sun 20 Oct
  • £33-£67
York, North Yorkshire, UK

Yorkshire Marathon Festival

The Yorkshire Marathon Festival is back in 2024 and bigger than ever! With epic crowd support, runners will explore the historic streets and beautiful countryside.

  • Marathon
  • 10 miler

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Running events in York

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One of the country's most beautiful city runs taking in some of the most historic landmarks including the ancient city walls, Clifford’s Tower and the minster, plus mini and junior runs.
  • Sun 4 Aug
  • £8-£38
York, North Yorkshire, UK

York 10K and Fun Runs

One of the country's most beautiful city runs taking in some of the most historic landmarks including the ancient city walls, Clifford’s Tower and the minster, plus mini and junior runs.

  • 10K run
  • Fun run 2
The Yorkshire Marathon Festival is back in 2024 and bigger than ever! With epic crowd support, runners will explore the historic streets and beautiful countryside.
  • Sun 20 Oct
  • £33-£67
York, North Yorkshire, UK

Yorkshire Marathon Festival

The Yorkshire Marathon Festival is back in 2024 and bigger than ever! With epic crowd support, runners will explore the historic streets and beautiful countryside.

  • Marathon
  • 10 miler
MoRunning brings everyday people together with the focus being to inspire you, your family, your kids and your friends to have the best time running!
  • Sun 24 Nov
  • £12-£35
York, North Yorkshire, UK

York MoRun

MoRunning brings everyday people together with the focus being to inspire you, your family, your kids and your friends to have the best time running!

  • Fun run
  • 5K run
  • 10K run
  • Half marathon
We put you on a bus... We blindfold you... We take you to an unknown location... You have no tech, no map, no watch, no idea where you are... Will you make it back to HQ or be lost for ever?
  • Sun 11 May 2025
  • £45
York, North Yorkshire, UK

The Drop | York

We put you on a bus... We blindfold you... We take you to an unknown location... You have no tech, no map, no watch, no idea where you are... Will you make it back to HQ or be lost for ever?

  • 10 miler
  • Multi-terrain run
  • Sun 2 Jun
  • £16-£18
York, East Yorkshire, UK

Top of the Wolds 10K Challenge

Yorkshire Wolds Runners would like to present The Top of the Wolds 10K Challenge a multi terrain race from the East Yorkshire village of Warter, close to Pocklington.

  • 10 km multi terrain running
  • Fri 14 Jun
  • £9-£11
York, North Yorkshire, UK

EvenSplits York 5K - June

The EvenSplits York 5K races are held monthly from February to November at the University of York Sport Village Cycle Circuit.

  • 5 km road running
  • Sat 29 Jun
  • £32-£52
York, North Yorkshire, UK

Ebor Endurance 50 mile and 7 Hour Challenges

See York Run York has been asked many times if we can organise a 50 mile event, so now is your chance to come along and give it a try.

  • Trail run
  • Ultra run
  • Sat 6 Jul
  • £6.50-£22
York, North Yorkshire, UK

Chocolate Run

This year See York Run York Chocolate Run takes a slightly different format.

  • Fun run
  • Multi-terrain run
  • Sat 6 Jul
  • £42
  • Entries close soon
York, East Yorkshire, UK

Yorkshire Wolds Ultra

A 50K circular route that takes you through some incredible parts of the Wolds, starting and ending in the centre of Pocklington.

  • 50 km trail running
  • Fri 12 Jul
  • £9-£11
York, North Yorkshire, UK

EvenSplits York 5K - July

The EvenSplits York 5K races are held monthly from February to November at the University of York Sport Village Cycle Circuit.

  • 5 km road running
  • Sat 20 Jul
  • £16-£18
York, East Yorkshire, UK

The Bishop Wilton Beast

The Bishop Wilton Beast is one of the newest cross country runs in the county.

  • 7 miles xc running
  • Sat 20 Jul
  • £26-£28
York, North Yorkshire, UK

York University Challenge

Back for its 4th outing York University Challenge is a 6 hour lapped event taking place through the grounds of York University.

  • 6 hrs trail running
  • Fri 9 Aug
  • £9-£11
York, North Yorkshire, UK

EvenSplits York 5K - August

The EvenSplits York 5K races are held monthly from February to November at the University of York Sport Village Cycle Circuit.

  • 5 km road running
  • Sun 11 Aug
  • £28-£49
York, North Yorkshire, UK

Hardmoors 26.2 Farndale Trail Races

Farndale Trail Marathon circular routes starting from Hutton Le Hole Village Hall for Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k.

  • 10K run
  • Half marathon
  • Marathon
  • Fri 16 Aug
  • £15-£17
York, North Yorkshire, UK

Schools Out 6 Hour Challenge

A new route for one of See York Run York low key Friday 6 Hour Challenges.

  • 6 hrs trail running
  • Fri 13 Sep
  • £9-£11
York, North Yorkshire, UK

EvenSplits York 5K - September

The EvenSplits York 5K races are held monthly from February to November at the University of York Sport Village Cycle Circuit.

  • 5 km road running
  • Sat 14 Sep
  • £26-£28
York, North Yorkshire, UK

Turpin Challenge

Back for its 6th outing, the Turpin Challenge is one of See York Run York most popular events for a reason.

  • 6 hrs multi terrain running
  • Fri 11 Oct
  • £9-£11
York, North Yorkshire, UK

EvenSplits York 5K - October

The EvenSplits York 5K races are held monthly from February to November at the University of York Sport Village Cycle Circuit.

  • 5 km road running
  • Sun 3 Nov
  • £6.50-£22
York, North Yorkshire, UK

Gunpowder Plot

The sell out Gunpowder Plot 10km is back for its 7th year.

  • Fun run
  • 10K run
  • Fri 8 Nov
  • £9-£11
York, North Yorkshire, UK

EvenSplits York 5K - November

The EvenSplits York 5K races are held monthly from February to November at the University of York Sport Village Cycle Circuit.

  • 5 km road running
  • Sat 23 Nov
  • £26-£28
York, North Yorkshire, UK

Moonlight Track 6 Hour Challenge

Following the success of our Trackathon and Dark Track events, See York Run York are returning to the 400 metre track at The University of York Athletics Sports Centre...

  • 6 hrs
  • Sat 7 Dec
  • £6.50-£22
York, North Yorkshire, UK

York Yuletide Trail

Come and join York's festive trail run, back for its 7th year.

  • Fun run
  • Trail run
  • Sat 14 Dec
  • £26-£28
York, North Yorkshire, UK

The Valhalla Winter Run

See York Run York are back again for some winter fun using our University Challenge route.

  • 6 hrs trail running

Cycling events in York

Explore the countryside around York in these thrilling sportives and charity bike rides! Subscribe to our newsletter for more offers and updates.

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The spectacularly beautiful but spectacularly tough northernmost event of the RIDE series featuring one of the most unrelenting climbs in Nidderdale - Trapping Hill. Yorkshire doesn't really do flat.
  • Sun 2 Jun
  • £23.85-£34.65
York, North Yorkshire, UK

RIDE The Dales

The spectacularly beautiful but spectacularly tough northernmost event of the RIDE series featuring one of the most unrelenting climbs in Nidderdale - Trapping Hill. Yorkshire doesn't really do flat.

  • Short sportive
  • Medium sportive
  • Long sportive
  • Sat 15 Jun
  • £32.50-£57.50
York, North Yorkshire, UK

Lincoln 262

Lincoln 262 is your shot at a distance/ speed record.

  • Sportive 3
  • Sun 14 Jul
  • FREE-£45
York, North Yorkshire, UK

The Yorkshire Corker

2024 – Yorkshire Corker Sportive, now in its 7th year and continuing with the aim of raising money for local charities,

  • Sportive 3
  • Sat 28 Sep
  • £27.50-£37.50
York, North Yorkshire, UK

Great Yorkshire Sportive

The Great Yorkshire Sportive rides on some of Yorkshire’s finest roads.

  • Short sportive
  • Medium sportive
  • Long sportive
  • Sat 14 Dec
  • £30
York, North Yorkshire, UK

Festive Sportive York

Join Velo29 in York from the indoor auction centre start and ride 50 glorious miles on delightful roads to the North East of York.

  • 80 km road cycling

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