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Great Yorkshire Run - Harrogate


Congratulations to everyone who took part in the 2016 Great Yorkshire Run - Harrogate, in association with Theakston. We hope you had fantastic day in and around the scenic spa-town of Harrogate.

You can find your results from the day by clicking here >

About the event

We’re partnering with Harrogate Harriers & Athletic Club to bring you a new 10k through the beautiful spa town of Harrogate.

The Great Yorkshire Run – Harrogate, in association with Theakston, will have an intimate and exclusive feel. Featuring a quality course and the organisation that you would expect from a Great Run event, all set within a picturesque town location.

Harrogate is also just a stone's throw away from ITV's Emmerdale set, so we are bringing you some of your favourite characters to run with you at the event!

All finishers will receive a technical t-shirt, a bottle of Aqua Pura water and Lucozade and a small finisher’s bag.

About the 10k

An established club for almost 50 years, Harrogate A.C. joined forces with Imperial A.C. in the year 2000 to form Harrogate Harriers & Athletic Club.

Now in 2016, the club has an active membership of 255 senior and 300 junior members. From George Mills, the current English Schools 800 metres champion to Ben Grant, the world V65 Mountain Running Champion.

First staged in 1986 and before Sunday trading was introduced, the Harrogate Town Centre 10k finished on the high street outside Woolworths. Thirty years and three course changes later, 742 runners took part in the 10k last year.

Tony Essex, chairman of Harrogate Harriers said: “I am hoping the Great Yorkshire Run – Harrogate will raise the profile of athletics and running in the area and Harrogate Harriers."

Harrogate Harriers

The Course


This beautiful 10k route starts and finishes on Montpellier Hill in the Montpellier Quarter, home to exclusive shops, bars, award winning restaurants and the famous Betty’s Cafe Tearoom.

You will head out on a short lap, turning up Valley Drive and then onto Cold Bath Road before heading through the leafy streets towards the Stray, a popular spot for picnics and outdoor games.

Here you follow alongside Otley Road before heading back onto Montpellier Hill, past the cheering crowds at the start to begin your 2nd lap.

The picturesque, multi-terrain course then takes you through the English Heritage Grade II Listed Valley Gardens alongside blooming shrubs and herbaceous beds before you turn onto Harlow Moor Road and into the bridle path towards the highly acclaimed Royal Horticultural Society’s Harlow Carr gardens.

As you pass by you’ll turn back into Pinewoods along the footpath back onto Harlow Moor Road before heading down Harlow Moor Drive and out onto Cold Bath Road.

Here you will follow the same route out towards the Stray, along Otley road with the final run along the path before crossing the finish line in the heart of the town centre.

Course Map


08:45 Start assembly area opens
09:15 Mass warm-up starts
09:30 Start of Orange wave
09:35 Start of White wave
09:40 Start of Green wave
09:45 Start of Pink wave
12:30 Information point closes

*NB. All times are subject to change in the lead up to the event



Bloodwise is the officialy charity partner for the Great Yorkshire Run - Harrogate. If you would like to run and raise funds for Bloodwise just tick the box on the entry form and they will send you a sponsorship pack through the post.

“We are Bloodwise, the new name for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. We’re the UK’s biggest blood cancer charity. We’re here to beat blood cancer. We stop people dying from blood cancer, we make patients’ lives better and we stop people getting blood cancer in the first place.
"Join our Bloodwise running team and be part of a community of thousands taking on challenges all around the country, for one common goal: beating blood cancer. Every stride you take and every penny you raise will help us stop people dying, make patients' lives better and stop people getting blood cancer in the first place. We will be on hand to help you with your fundraising and training every step of the way and will give you one of our colourful Bloodwise running t-shirts to wear.”


Great Runners Welcome Here

To find out more about the Great Runners Welcome Here scheme click here.

Your Great Yorkshire Run - Harrogate offers:

  • Fit Harrogate

    15% off all stock with code "RUNNERSWELCOME" (single transaction) 15th July - 31st of July (code can be used online at
    23 Cold Bath Road
    North Yorkshire
    North Yorkshire
    HG1 5JY

  • Prologue

    Free Drink with any meal purchased on Sunday 24 July.
    Unit 3 and 4 Wellington House
    Cold Bath Road
    North Yorkshire
    HG2 0NA

  • Zizzi Restaurant

    25% off food on Sunday 24th July from 12:00-21:30
    Zizzi Restaurant Harrogate
    Harlow Gata
    1 Station Square
    North Yorkshire


    FREE half pint of coke, lemonade, J20 or harrogate water when purchasing any meal over £5 (per person)
    Hales Bar
    1-3 Crescent Road
    North Yorkshire
    North Yorkshire
    HG1 2RS

  • Ripon Races

    2-4-1 on Paddock Admission to any 2016 race meeting between Monday 1st August - Saturday 24th September.
    Ripon Races
    Boroughbridge Road
    North Yorkshire
    HG4 1UG