Welcome to the website of the Wharfedale Trail Half Marathon sponsored by Malhamdale Holidays and supported by Black Sheep Brewery, Skipton Hire Centre,Up & Running & Harrogate Spring Water
GREAT PICTURES FROM DAVE & EILEEN WOODHEAD OF 2014 EVENT
The Wharfedale Trail Half Marathon is a must for those who enjoy a serious outdoor challenge and really mean it! The event starts and finishes at Wharfedale Rugby Club in Threshfield near Skipton in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Over £800 in Prizes including £100 Course Record Prizes, plus Event Dri-Fit T-Shirt and a chance to win some fantastic Spot Prizes .
The Wharfedale Trail Half Marathon is a 13.2 mile trail race flagged throughout the entire course. It affords participants and their families the opportunity to enjoy a great day out in some of Wharfedale's finest scenery with over 2,000 feet of ascents the route follows well established footpaths, including the Dalesway and Mastiles Lane and for those with time to take in the fabulous scenery the views from Scott Gate, Mastiles and Boss Moor are quite breathtaking. The Trail Race is organised under UK Athletics and the Trail Runners Association Rules. Precise details of the route for the event are shown on the relevant page of this website.
NOTE - The event will use the SPORTident timing system, race numbers and timing cards will be issued on the day.
The profit from this event raises funds on behalf of Wharfedale RUFC a community rugby club and members of the RFU National Division 1 League and is used to improve facilities for both rugby and non-rugby users of the Clubhouse.The Club provide the organisation, venue, facilities and Marshals on the day.
Whilst the Organising Committee wish all competitors a safe, exciting and challenging day in the Yorkshire Dales athletes are reminded that the route and terrain present a strenuous test involving over 2,000 feet of ascents and uneven surfaces. All competitors must ensure that their physical condition is strong enough to complete the course within the time limit.