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


Sunday 26 February 2017


Harewood House, Yorkshire

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Take on 13.1 miles across muddy off-road tracks and steep forest inclines, all set within the stunning grounds of Yorkshire’s historic Harewood House.

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Sign up for the Harewood House Half Marathon

When: Sunday 26 February 2017

Where: Harewood House, Yorkshire

We return to Harewood House for the third year in 2017, and we want you to join us. Sign up to be a Heart Runner and be part of the only half marathon to take place at this stunning stately home. The 13.1 mile route takes place within the Harewood House estate, and offers tough terrain, running off-road along muddy tracks and forest trails. It won't be easy but the amazing views over Yorkshire's treasured historical house will make the challenge all the more rewarding. 

You may be a keen runner looking to make your next challenge a memorable one, or a complete beginner keen to find your first unforgettable off-road run, whatever your ability this half marathon promises to deliver something special. 


The early bird price of £25 is available until Friday 6 January, after which time the entry fee will increase to £30. You must be at least 17 years old to take part.

If you would prefer to sign up offline please complete this digital entry form and send it back to us.

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

*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.

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]

Make your travel plans

Harewood House, Harewood, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS17 9LQ


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.


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

Power research with every mile and and help our researchers to make more discoveries and keep more hearts beating.

Create an online fundraising page - it's the easiest way to get sponsored. Share your page on Facebook, Twitter and by email so your family and friends can sponsor you. Don't forget to use #Heartrunners and connect with others taking part

Create your fundraising page

We've created a series of profile pictures to add to Justgiving or social media, which are a great way to let everyone know you've joined the fight against heart disease. We also have lots of great fundraising ideas and fundraising downloads available online.

Get fit for your challenge

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 running training zone.

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

Make sure you have the right kit

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 can be worn 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. We also have a range of BHF t-shirts and accessories available to purchase in our online shop


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.

Volunteer for us

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


At the Harewood House Half Marathon

 08:00  Event village and car park open
 09:45  Information tent closes
 09:50  Safety briefing
 10:00  Half marathon starts
 12:30  Cut-off time at 8.5 mile point
 14:30  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.

If you haven't received your event pack, which includes your runner number and timing chip, please print out your event confirmation and bring it to us at the information tent, along with ID. 

Please note, we are not accepting registrations on the day. If you have any questions about the event there is an information marquee 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.

Unfortunately, there are no changing facilities available at this event. 

There will be a luggage storage area on the event site next to the information marquee, please use the tag on the bottom of your running number and attach it to your bag.

The route

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.


There are 3 water stops on the route which are marked on the route map. Hot and cold beverages will also be available for purchase in the event village. 


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 do bare in mind that Harewood House itself is closed to the public for the winter and so will not be open on the day. 


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