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,10K & 2K Fun Run

When:

Sunday 23 February 2020

Where:

Harewood House, Yorkshire

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Try running with a difference at this popular off-road Half Marathon and 10K in 2020

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.

Also on offer is our 2K Family Fun Run - suitable for all ages and abilities.

Run in a spectacular setting in 2020! - Registration is now open!

More event details

When: Sunday 23 February 2020

Where: Harewood House, Yorkshire

This tough challenge will take you across muddy tracks, grass trails and steep forest trails. Training is a must as this run will test even the most seasoned runner, but the feeling of achievement when you cross the finish line will make it all worthwhile.

Registration 

Harewood House Half Marathon, 10K & 2K will take place on Sunday 23 February 2020 
Entry fees
Standard Entry Child Entry
Half Marathon (17+)   £31 N/A
10k (16+)   £26 N/A
2K Family Fun Run  £10  £5

All Half Marathon & 10K Runners will get automatic entry into the 2K Family Fun Run

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Your entry includes:

  • An exclusive Harewood House Half Marathon & 10K Heart Runner technical t-shirt
  • Timing chip (For Half Marathon & 10K runners) 
  • A medal for all finishers
  • Parking at Harewood House 
  • Water stops en route and at the finish line
  • Access to luggage stores
  • Post-event massage
  • Full route signage and marshalling 
  • Downloadable map
  • Training guidance
  • Fundraising support
  • Event photography

Get in touch

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

Tel: 0300 330 3322
Email: [email protected]

 

 

 

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.

Raise money to power our research

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. 

Take a look at our 12-week training programmes, designed by Full Potential, specifically for Harewood Half Marathon & 10k

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.

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

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

 

 

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
 11.00  10k Starts 
 11.00  2K Fun Run registration opens 
 12:30  2K Fun Run starts 
 12:30  Cut-off time Water Stop 2 for Half Marathon
 13:00  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.

Other useful information