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Falls and Castle Trail Race

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Sunday 22nd September 2019

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Sunday 9th December 2018
Entries Close
Tuesday 17th September 2019
18 miles; 7 miles
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225 Participants
Entry Fees

18 mile - £35 unaffiliated, £33 affiliated
7 mile - £21 unaffiliated, £19 affiliated


Circular 7 & 18-mile trail races in Yorkshire Dales National Park from the majestic Bolton Castle via Aysgarth Falls, taking in some of the best features of this outstanding area. Challenge your inner Knight!

Race HQ: Bolton Castle, nr Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 4ET

Start times: 9.30am for 18-mile, 10.35am for 7-mile race.


Varied terrain, predominantly on bridleways & footpaths, with small sections on minor road. Feedstations, regular checkpoints, marked course, route description & downloadable GPS routes.  Full course details and profile on website, & please familiarise yourself with mandatory kit requirements at

Medical cover from the Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team.

Technical T-shirt for all finishers if entered before 25th August. Entries after 25th August cannot be guaranteed a t-shirt. Please note the fit is snug so if in doubt order a size larger than you normally would

Trophies awarded for male and female 1st to 3rd overall and male and female 1st to 3rd in each age group.

Plenty of local attractions for spectators available, including a tour of the Castle and a visit to their impressive tea rooms. A short walking tour of Aysgarth falls, picnic spots at Aysgarth Falls National Park Visitor Centre, and the picturesque Askrigg are all a short drive away, where spectators can wait to cheer you on as you pass through.

A small donation to Aysgarth Falls National Park and Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team is included in each runner’s entry fee.

** Please note changes from last year: **

  • Car Parking included in entry fee
  • Small course change around Askrigg to improve navigation
  • In an effort to be more environmentally friendly this race will be cupless: please bring your own cup or bottle
  • The race has a TRA permit (no 2293) and will be held under UK Athletic rules.

Refunds: 75% refund up until 12 weeks before the event. From 12 to 4 weeks, 50% refund. No refund within 4 weeks, although you can still transfer your number to another runner up until Tuesday 17th September.

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