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(Don't) Race the Train Trail Half Marathon

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Sunday 7th March 2021

Entries Open
Monday 28th December 2020
Entries Close
Monday 4th January 2021
Pre-selection Entries
155 Participants
Entry Fees

£30 unaffiliated, £28 affiliated


Max 200 runners

We are accepting entries onto a pre-selection list for now. Due to the ongoing uncertainty over Covid, this does not mean the race will definitely go ahead. When we are happy the race can go ahead, we will invite the 1st 200 people on the pre-selection list to pay their entry fee*. Any places not taken up within 72 hours of this invite will be offered to the next people on the pre-selection list. No money will be taken until nearer race date.

* If you are using a coronavirus voucher from our cancelled Swainby Sweep 2019 race you will be able to use it at that point

There will be some significant changes to our event format compared to our previous races. Full details are on our website

14-mile trail race in Yorkshire Dales National Park between Leyburn & Redmire, in association with the tourist & heritage Wensleydale Railway.

Due to COVID, there is no train so unfortunately you won’t be able to Race the Train back to Leyburn station, but you can still take in the stunning views

Varied terrain, predominantly on bridleways & footpaths, with small sections on minor road.

Water station, regular checkpoints, marked course, route description & downloadable GPS routes. Full course details and profile on website at

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

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


Medical cover from the Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team.

Engraved wooden ‘Souvenir ticket’ for all finishers

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

A small donation to Wensleydale Railway and SMRT 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


You must read the COVID information at and download and agree to the Runners Code of Conduct before entering

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.

You will need to abide by the following England Athletics rules “over 18s living in Tier 3 areas cannot travel into another Tier 3 area nor into a Tier 1 or Tier 2 area to compete”. If you are unable to attend due to COVID we will issue a refund minus 10% to cover credit card processing fees.

A TRA permit has been applied for (3647) and this event 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 to Sunday 28th February.

Covered by Refund Protect

This event offers the option to purchase Refund Protect. Participants can choose to cover their inability to attend with Refund Protect.

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