How fit are you? How resilient? This 10k run is not for the faint of heart. For those who have run the Harewood 10k in the past, this is tougher! It is a genuine cross country run and takes you off the main footpaths and into areas only open to the public once a year.
The undulating route encompasses farmland and the ancient forest of Harewood. Runners will be rewarded with stunning views over the downs and through the trees. They might even catch glimpses of Roe or Fallow deer - though that might depend on how near the front of the field they are! The final section flattens out and might even be on a slight descent to enhance the sprint for the finish line.
Most of the route is on single track, or equivalent, uneven terrain. So trail shoes will most definitely be the order of the day. We wouldn’t recommend anyone under the age of 16 to run this race.
Both the Start and Finish will be at the Demolition Field, the main event site. There will be medals for all finishers; no prizes for the winners but a badge of honour for overall, gender and age groups.
Entry Fees (10k): £13.00 (pre-booked) or £18.00 on the day.
5K Cross Country Run
We promise to be kinder on the 5k run. This, too, will take in farmland and forest and lead you off the main footpaths. However, in addition to being shorter, this route has fewer inclines to challenge runners. We can't, however, remove all the hills! We recommend this run for anyone over 11 years of age.
Entry Fees (5k): £8.00 (pre-booked) or £12.00 on the day.
2K Kids Fun Run
The 2k kids’ fun run once again does include a hill, but we figured a circular route would be more interesting than an out and back! Plus, what goes up must come down! The up is near the beginning and the down is near the end! It takes you around the Demolition Field, the main site for the event. Again, this is on single track or farm tracks so the ground is uneven.
Entry Fees (2k): £4.00 (pre-booked) or £6 on the day.
All pre-booked tickets are paid by card. Alternatively, you can pay by cash on the day.
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• Participants must be 16 years and older to enter the 10k run
• Children aged 11 and above may participate in the 5K race. However, children between the ages of 11 and 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
• The 2K race is open to children under the age of 12. All must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
• A parental consent form must be completed for each child under the age of 16. Please download a copy here and bring the completed copy on the day.
• It is the adult’s responsibility to ensure the welfare of the child during the race at all times.
• Runners may choose to change the race they are entering i.e. for a shorter or longer distance. No refund is available for participants changing to a shorter run. Those wishing to run a longer distance will be charged the extra entry fee.
• No refund of the entry fee will be given for anyone choosing to withdraw in advance of the race for any reason or for those that fail to register for the event at the venue.
How to Enter:
All participants must complete a registration form which includes details of relevant medical history and emergency contact numbers. The form is part of the registration and ticketing process which you can access here!
Entries in advance close on Friday 2 May at 2pm.
A parental consent form must be completed for all children under the age of 16 wishing to enter events. Consent forms can be downloaded by clicking here! Please complete the form and bring on the day.
• Race numbers must be collected on the day at the information/ registration desk – please allow time to do this. Registration closes 20 minutes before each race. Registration times for individual races are as follows:
10k race: 9.00 to 9.40am
5k race: 10.00 to 10.40am
2k race: 11.00 to 11.40am
• Listen to the marshals at all times. They are there for your safety. We reserve the right to disqualify and remove any participant who does not obey a marshal’s directive/s or is physically or verbally abusive towards any marshal or race official.
• No headphones to be worn during the race. This is for your safety. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in disqualification.
• The event organiser will endeavour to provide a finish time for the run participants.
• There are finishing medals for all RUNNERS.
• Please note that photographs and videos, including sound records, may be taken before, during and after the various events for media and promotional purposes.
• In the event that you become ill during or after the event and require medical attention, the event organiser may provide your personal and any disclosed medical details to any relevant medical personnel.
• Toilets will be available at the start / finish.
• First Aid will be available for any minor bumps, bruises and cuts. More serious injuries may initially be assessed by on-site medical personnel, but emergency services may also be summoned if appropriate.
• There will be a water station on the course.
• Refreshments will also be available to buy on the day.
• There will be entertainment and other activities during the day, so worth making a day of it!
• The route is circular undulating and hilly, with a mixture of trail, concrete, dirt and single tracks. It is challenging but beautiful. A good level of general fitness is required.
• It is advisable to wear trail running shoes.
• Be aware of other competitors trying to pass you and take care when passing others.
• There are multiple obstacles on the course, for example, overhanging trees, rough terrain underfoot, mud, holes and ruts caused by farm equipment. Please take extreme care.
• The course will be marked with Km markers, tape, signs, and we will have marshals on the course to help guide you.
• The 2km event is around the main event site, the Demolition Field and does include hills too – sorry can't be avoided!
There will be onsite parking available on the Demolition Field, the main event site, which is also the Start/Finish location. You will be directed to a parking space on the field on the day by marshals.
Limitation of Liability: The A WOW event organiser is not and will not be responsible for any unforeseeable injury, loss or damage that you or any participant may suffer as a result of any breach of these Terms and Conditions (by any party).
The A WOW event organiser is not and will not be liable for any personal injury that arises through no fault or negligence of the event organiser (or the event organiser’s agents or sub-contractors).
The event organiser will not be liable for any failure or delay in performing its obligations under these Terms and Conditions where that failure or delay results from any cause that is beyond the event organiser’s reasonable control (also known as ‘Force Majeure’).
Nothing in these Terms and Conditions seeks to exclude or limit the event organiser’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence (including that of its agents or sub-contractors).
By signing up to this event you are agreeing & accepting the above and will be bound by its conditions.