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Sunday 8th March 2020

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Saturday 31st August 2019 at 09:00
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Sunday 1st March 2020
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Entry Fees

14 mile - £34 unaffiliated, £32 affiliated

5½ mile - £23 unaffiliated, £21 affiliated
(includes train transfer from registration in Leyburn to start at Redmire)

  - Carol


5 ½ & 14-mile trail races in Yorkshire Dales National Park between Leyburn & Redmire, in association with the tourist & heritage Wensleydale Railway. Choice of point-to-point 5 ½ mile route with train ride to start included in the entry fee, or circular 14 mile route (sorry- no train ride as you start and finish in Leyburn!) Race the Train back to Leyburn station whilst taking in the stunning views (Roughly a 10 minute/mile pace to ‘Beat the Train').

** Please note**
Although runners will Race the Train, the route is NOT adjacent to the railway, and although the railway is often visible (and audible!) on the route from Redmire to Leyburn, we wish to be clear that you will not be running side by side with the train. You will meet the train back at Leyburn station.

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

Spectators can purchase train tickets to travel between Leyburn & Redmire station to watch the start of the short course, or to support long course runners as they pass through. Limited number of spectator tickets available: return fare £6 adults, £3 for children age 5-16, under 5’s free. Return can be used on either train on that day. Pre-book tickets by phoning Wensleydale Railway on 01677 425805 (to avoid the booking fee), or booking online by clicking this link. Please note that all spectator fees are set by Wensleydale Railway and tickets are purchased directly from them.

Race HQ: Wensleydale Railway Station, Harmby Road, Leyburn DL8 5ET

Long course
Registration 8.30-9.15am
Briefing: 9.30am, followed by short walk to the Start on Leyburn Shawl
Start 10.00am

Short course
Registration 9.30-10.15 am
Train transfer to Redmire leaves Leyburn at: 10.30am
Briefing 11.05am
Start 11.15am

Medical cover from the Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team.

Engraved wooden ‘Souvenir ticket’ & Technical T-shirt for all finishers if entered before 10th February. Entries after 10th February 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 1st in each age group.

A small donation to Wensleydale Railway and other charitable causes is included in each runner’s entry fee.

In an effort to be more environmentally friendly this race will be cupless: please bring your own cup or bottle

This event has a TRA permit (permit no 2797) will therefore 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 up until Tuesday 3rd March

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