Sunday 23 February 2020
Harewood House, Yorkshire
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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.
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Harewood House Half Marathon, 10K & 2K will take place on Sunday 23 February 2020
|Half Marathon (17+)
|2K Family Fun Run
All Half Marathon & 10K Runners will get automatic entry into the 2K Family Fun Run
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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At the Harewood House Half Marathon
|| Event village and car park open
|| Information tent closes for the Half Marathon
|| Half marathon starts
|| 10k Starts
|| 2K Fun Run registration opens
|| 2K Fun Run starts
|| Cut-off time Water Stop 2 for Half Marathon
|| Cut-off time Water Stop 2 for 10k
|| 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 portable toilets on the event site, and one at water station 3, on the route.
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 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
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.
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.