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Falls and Castle Trail Race

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Sunday 27th September 2020

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Tuesday 3rd December 2019
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Sunday 20th September 2020
18 miles; 7 miles
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255 Participants
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Entry Fees

18 mile - £36 unaffiliated, £34 affiliated
7 mile - £22 unaffiliated, £20 affiliated


Due to COVID, there will be some significant changes to our event format compared to our previous races and from what was initially advertised. We hope you will bear with us and accept these changes as they are the only way to still hold the event safely in the current climate. Click HERE for more details.

You must bring a face mask and hand sanitiser. Waves starts with fastest going off 1st. You will need to enter your estimated finish time when entering.

Max 250 competitors

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.

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

Start times: 9.30 for 18-mile, 10.35 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 at

Medical cover from the Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team.

Technical T-shirt for all finishers if entered before 30th August. Entries after 30th 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.

You need to be self-sufficient for nutrition as far as possible. Feedstations will provide water only - you must bring your own cup.

Trophies awarded for male and female 1st to 3rd overall and male and female 1st 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.

A TRA permit has been granted (no 3306) and the event will be held under UK Athletic rules.

Cancellation 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 midnight Sunday 20th September.

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