Clementine's story

young woman smiling wearing BHF t-shirt, posing with someone dressed up in a heart costume

"When I was in secondary school, my form tutor had a sudden heart attack at 49, leaving the whole school feeling shocked and devastated. I wanted to get involved with the BHF, as they are working to help reduce the amount of people affected by heart conditions.

I'm now studying event management at Huddersfield University. I volunteer on a regular basis as a Senior Student Ambassador and I'm long-standing volunteer for Girl Guides. I have been volunteering for the British Heart Foundation events team to gain more experience. It's so rewarding to be involved and help assist on event day at such amazing events."

 

Clementine Crowther, aged 19
Harewood Half Marathon

Harewood House Half Marathon and 10k

When:

Sunday 25 February 2018

Where:

Harewood House, Yorkshire

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Try running with a difference at this popular off-road Half-marathon and 10k in 2018.

This extremely hilly route offers a challenging trail run with miles of muddy tracks, steep forest inclines and tree-lined fields, all set within the stunning grounds of Yorkshire’s historic Harewood House.  

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When: Sunday 25 February 2018

Where: Harewood House, Yorkshire

Our popular Harewood House Half Marathon & 10k Run is back for the fourth time in 2018. All routes are within the Harewood House estate, and offer tough terrain, with hills, hills and more hills, along off-road muddy tracks and forest trails.

Registration

  Early Bird Price  Standard Price 
 Half Marathon £25  £30 
 10k £19  £24 

You must be at least 17 years old to take part in the Half Marathon, and 16 years old to take part in the 10k run. Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Note: Early bird pricing is in place until Friday 6th October. You can also sign up offline by completing a digital entry form and sending back to us.

Your entry fee only covers the cost of organising the event, we rely on your sponsorship to help us save lives.

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Your entry includes

  • Exclusive Heart Runners technical t-shirt (to be collected before you start)
  • A medal for all finishers
  • Timing chip
  • A welcome pack containing your sponsorship form, participant number and heart note (this will be sent to you once you've registered)
  • Downloadable route map 
  • Medical support
  • Water at the finish and 3 water stops along the route
  • Extensive training guidance
  • Fundraising support
  • Free parking at Harewood House*  

Please note there will be no on-the-day registrations. Your entry fee covers the cost of organising the event. It's the money you raise that powers our life saving research

*Parking is on the field at Harewood House - please car share where possible. 

Please note, Harewood House and its grounds are closed to the public on the date of the event and spectators will therefore only be able to watch the event from the start/finish area. 

We're up for an award!

We're delighted to have been shortlisted for the Men's Running Charity of the Year Award, but we need your help to win. Please vote for the BHF before 3 September and share on social media using hashtag #MRAwards - thank you! 

Volunteer for us

Our events cannot happen without the help of our fantastic volunteers. If you would like to help out in the lead up to this event or on event day then please get in touch with us and we will send you more information.

Contact us

If you would like more information on any of our events, get in touch Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00:

Tel: 0845 130 8663
Email: [email protected]

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Make your travel plans

Harewood House, Harewood, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS17 9LG

Parking

Free parking available at Harewood House. Please be aware that the House and its grounds are closed to the public on the date of the event and any spectators attending will only be permitted to view the event from designated areas.  

Please arrive at least one hour before the event to avoid congestion and follow the signs and stewards upon arrival. 

When leaving the event there will be two exits  - the main drive and Weardley Road. Please be patient and be aware that due to the volume of traffic, you will encounter delays when departing the venue. Parking marshals will be on hand to ensure exiting is safe and as swift as possible - please follow their instructions.

Directions

Harewood House is well signposted. Follow the brown tourist information signs for Harewood House. 

The postcode for the house is LS17 9LG. 

For further directions visit the Harewood House site.

Get ready for your run

Raise money to power our research

We want to put a stop to the devastation caused by heart disease, through our life saving research. We rely on your fundraising to ensure this vital work can continue. Together we will improve the lives of babies born with heart defects, find the genes that cause inherited heart conditions and one day find a cure for heart failure and heart disease.

Your entry fee covers the cost of organising the event, such as venue hire, toilets and medical cover.

This run is a fundraising event, it is the money you raise that powers our life saving research. We ask that you raise £10 for every mile you'll accomplish. The minimum sponsorship target is £130 for the Half Marathon, and £60 for the 10k.

If you raise over £500 you'll be eligible to join our exclusive 500 club, more information can be found on the tab above.

Creating an online fundraising page is the easiest way to raise money. It takes a few minutes to set up and a link can then be easily shared with your friends and family on social media and by email. Remember, you're taking part in an amazing challenge - people will want to support you. 

Create an online fundraising page

Give your fundraising an extra push

We know that fundraising can seem a bit daunting, that is why we are here to help with ideas and tips to help you reach your fundraising target.

Lots of companies operate Matched Giving schemes that can double the amount of money you raise. Find out if your employer operates a scheme and if they will match what you raise. Remind them that it’s tax efficient for them and it benefits the BHF.

Fundraising hints and tips

Preparation

These are challenging runs and you'll need to have a good level of fitness to take part. Plan your training with expert tips and advice in our training zone. Take a look at our recommended running kit list for what to wear on the day and what to bring with you. You'll receive your participant number in the post just before the event.

Trail shoes are not a requirement but are recommended as the route is a mixture of trails and grass. All participants should dress appropriately for the weather at this time of year and bring spare clothes for after the event. Also check out our professional running kit available in our online shop. The stylish tops are made from breathable fabric, optimising airflow whilst you train or run. Buy yours today...and help us to continue to win the fight against heart disease. 

Being active is an important part of reducing your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Get more heart health tips.

Running training zone 

Join the conversation

Join our Harewood House Half Marathon & 10k Facebook event page and get regular event updates, and share running hints and tips with fellow Heart Runners before the big day.

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Spectators 

Family and friends are welcome to join us on the day. The main event site where the start and finish will take place is located in front of the house, which is where the car park is also situated. Harewood House will be closed at the time of the event, therefore the house, grounds and children's play area will not be accessible. The event site will have catering facilities, toilets and a BHF fundraising tent for spectators to make use of during the day.

Download event route map

Volunteer for us

Our events cannot happen without the help of our fantastic volunteers. If you would like to help out in the lead up to this event or on event day then please get in touch with us and we will send you more information.

Volunteer for us

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At the Harewood House Half Marathon

 08:00  Event village and car park open
 09:45  Information tent closes for the Half Marathon
 10:00  Half marathon starts
 11.30 10k Starts 
 12:30  Cut-off time Water Stop 2 for Half Marathon
 13:30  Cut-off time Water Stop 2 for 10k
 15:00  Event finishes and car park closes

As long as you have your running number (securely pinned to your top with the details on the reverse completed), there is no need to register when you arrive, but there will be an information point should you need any help. Please attach your timing chip to your shoe laces.

Please note, we are not accepting registrations on the day. If you have any questions about the event there is an information point located on the event site. A map of the route will be available to view.

There is a toilet block in the car park area, there will also be portaloos on the event site, and one at water station 3, on the route.

Travel

To avoid congestion and delays outside Harewood, runners from Harrogate and the North West, are strongly advised to follow the yellow event-directional signage from the Buttersyke roundabout. Instead use the A658 through Pool in Wharfedale. Set off a few minutes earlier to guarantee you arrive on time.

The routes

The circular route that starts and finishes outside Harewood House is tough with on off-road paths, muddy uneven trails and grass with several inclines. Please take care when running, particularly if the weather conditions are poor.

There is a cut off point at the 8.5 mile point, if runners have not reached here by 12.30 they will be driven to the finish line.

This event will be fully marshalled for your safety, with medical support provided.

Download the route map

Refreshments

There are 3 water stops on the route which are marked on the route map (Note: Water stop 2 is for both the half marathon and the 10k route). Hot and cold beverages will also be available for purchase in the event village. 

Spectators

Feel free to bring as many of your friends, family members and dogs (on a tight lead) to join in the cheering en-route and at the finish line. Please note that Harewood House is closed to the public during the winter and so will not be open on event day. 

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Welcome to the club

New for this year is our exclusive 500 club, for those who smash the minimum sponsorship target for an event and go on to raise over £500.

Your fundraising will make a significant difference to us as we continue our fight against heart disease. We currently support 2,500 healthcare professionals working with people affected by cardiovascular disease, funding over 1,100 research projects to help us reach our ultimate goal – the end of heart disease and to the devastation it causes.  

If you have raised £500 or more (excluding GiftAid) on your JustGiving page, firstly congratulations you are amazing! You'll now be eligible to join the 500 Club and receive your exclusive BHF jersey

For teams to be eligible there must be at least £500 or more (excluding Gift Aid) pledged per person, along with the names of all eligible entrants showing on the team fundraising page and each individual needs to fill in a separate form in each case to claim the 500 club jersey.

(E.g A team of 4 would need a minimum of £2000 (exc Gift Aid) pledged on their team page)

How do I claim?

Complete our form to request your jersey

Size Chart

Size XS  XL  XXL 
Chest Size (In)  33-35 35-37 37-39 39-41

41-43

43-45 
Chest Size (Cm)  84-89  89-94  94-99  99-104  104-109  109-114 

Note: Due to the fit being small, we recommend ordering one size up to your usual size.

Frequently asked questions regarding the 500 club

Terms and Conditions

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