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SportsShoes x Due North Events Trail Race Series 2024

SportsShoes is proud to support the Due North Events Trail Race Series for a third consecutive year, with our brand partners The North Face, Merrell and ASICS.

What is the Due North Trail Race Series?

The Due North Trail Race Series consists of six individual Trail Races, aimed at runners of all ages and abilities.

From those new to trail running, those wanting to increase distance and those more experienced runners who are looking to test themselves over a new course.

Due North are keen to promote events which are inclusive, therefore we think that all the courses, although technical in parts and include some challenging terrain and ascents, are accessible to all because routes are fully marked and have generous cut-off times. This way the experienced runner can take on the course, mentally and physically pushing themselves across the mud, steep climbs and tricky descents, whilst the less experienced, or ‘leisurely runner’ can relax and take in the stunning scenery and enjoy the experience of running in this beautiful part of the country.


What’s included

- Every runner will receive a FREE gift bag with Due North merchandise and race goodies.

- Each runner will also get food and drink at the finish included in the entry cost.

- Car parking is included.

- Our brand sponsors are providing some amazing race prizes, exclusive 15% SportsShoes discount and shoe testing opportunities!

Food & Drink

- Water stops will be allocated along the route with various refreshments.

- Please have a bottle or cup to use as we are aiming to be more environmentally friendly.

Kit requirements

- For each race you are required to have the minimum of a waterproof jacket with hood, a cup/bottle – no cups are provided at the drink stations – and a mobile phone with a location app such as OS Locate

- For anyone who prefers to have a paper map rather than a GPS device/mobile app, then grid references and a diagram of the route can be found on each individual race page. 

Additional Info

- No dogs are permitted to join you on the race due to crossing farmland.

The Due North Trail Race series 2024:

20/04/24 - Burnsall 12K and Half-Marathon


Supported by SportsShoes, The North Face and Active Inclusion.

Set in the beautiful riverside village of Burnsall, both routes offer stunning views of the Yorkshire Dales, with a mix of terrain suitable for trail runners of all abilities.

At the event, there will be a The North Face shoe test zone, providing the opportunity for runners to try a selection of The North Face trail shoe range.

We have some amazing prizes on offer for the top 3 male and female runners in both events.

We will also offer age categories prizes for both male and female V40, V50, V60 and V70 (these prizes are for 1st place only).

All prizes are provided by The North Face.

Click here for more information


Burnsall 12K

Burnsall 1/2 Marathon

15/06/24 - Kettlewell 10K and Half-Marathon


Supported by SportsShoes, Merrell and Active Inclusion

A challenging race with around 900m of ascent. The route takes runners over 3 steep climbs and each descent thrilling enough to give you the adrenaline rush ready to take on the next climb. These hills reward you with spectacular views of Wharfedale, some of the most beautiful scenery in the Yorkshire dales. Riverside footpaths, rolling moors and grassy descents make this a race not to be missed.

The 10k will take the same route as the Kettlewell Trail Half Marathon taking on the big climb out of Arncliffe to the top of Arncliffe Moor, then 10k runners will stay on the top of the moor for 3km , mainly a gentle downhill , some undulating and stunning views over Starbotton and Kettlewell. Then you will complete the 10k with a downhill finish looking out towards Kilnsey Crag.

At the event, there will be a Merrell shoe test zone, providing the opportunity for runners to try the new Merrell trail shoe range.

Race prizes TBC

Click here for more information


Kettlewell 10K

Kettlewell 1/2 Marathon

14/09/24 - Malham 10K and Half-Marathon


Supported by SportsShoes and ASICS

The inaugural Malham 10k Trail Race will be the third race in the Due North Trail Trilogy and this is the perfect opportunity to explore the beautiful village of Malham, the jewel in the Yorkshire Dales crown!

Starting in Malham show field in the village, you will run through the famous locations of Malham Cove and Malham Tarn. A climb up to Weets Top will reward you with a long descent with amazing views all the way. 

At the event, there will be an ASICS shoe test zone, providing the opportunity for runners to try the new ASICS trail shoe range.

Race prizes TBC

Click here for more information


Malham 10K

Malham 1/2 Marathon

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