Superb undulating course, run on traffic free, wide, well surfaced (not tarmac) man-made forest trails with fantastic views (normal road shoes are adequate).

* For 2014 we will re-measure the route and amend the start line to provide an accurate 10 mile course

Photos Helen Houlding © Sport Sunday Event Photography

Welcome to The 2014 Grizedale Trail Race.

Parking - The field we would have used is very wet and the farmer is unable to allow us access.
Parking will be at Bogle Crag which is 1km South of Race Registration. There is a charge of £1 per car.

There is an off road walking route from the parking area but this meanders its way through the woods adjacent to the road. If you walk on the road please be careful as cars and bicycles are frequent and often too fast.

You can also use the Grizedale Visitor Car Park just below registration. As of 2 weeks ago this operates on a number plate recognition system. Depending on how long you stay you could pay £5+. Details at the machines. On your way to Bogle Crag you might wish to drop off family/runner etc at this car park. Apparently if you enter the car park but leave within 10 minutes or so the system will cancel your number plate.

Registration - This is at the Yan Centre which is on the East side of the road and will be signed from the Visitor Car Park. There will be notices with details for the race and also an Entry List in alphabetic order. Please check this and raise any queries at Registration. We have had to merge three lists including last year's deferred entries and there might be a mistake or omission. Bags can be left under a roof, at your own risk, adjacent to the registration window or of course taken to the start/finish area.

Start - This will be signed but is on the West side of the road down the track to the forest gate. This year the start and finish are in the same place and the course is a GPS measured 10 miles. 400 metres after the start is a cattle grid which you will have to cross. You will also cross this 400 metres before the finish.

Finish - Please keep within the funnel to ensure we have your number and time. At the end of the funnel you will receive a bottle of water, a Kit Kat and a commemorative mug.

Course - All on forest road, wide and with a reasonable surface. However there have had to be some forestry operations owing to a diseased tree. This might mean that large timber lorries and machinery might have caused rutting of the track in places. Also at 9.5 miles the forest road is closed to the public. We have been given authority to run through through this area but it is muddy and about 150 mts long.

Please e-mail  if you have queries that cannot left until the day.

Tony Walker


The 2014 event will be  supporting  Anthony Nolan



Photos: Stuart Stokes, Anthony Valentine and Ben Abdelnoor © Sport Sunday Event Photography

Photos  Emma Thompson, Shauna Sullivan, Melanie Hyder and Stephen Edwards © Sport Sunday Event Photography


The 2013 Race:

We had 56 runners and I'm very happy to report that all finished save and in good spirits.

To all runners who could not travel Many Thanks for your understanding and we'll see you in March next year (on a sunny Sunday?)

Britta, Helen & Tony

 Photos are now live here - many Thanks to SportSunday!

Some of the lovely feedback we received:

Dear organisers

I have just run the above race and would like to take the opportunity to say a huge thank you and well done!

I have been running for 20 years and I have got to say that was one of the most enjoyable races I have ever taken part in.

You did warn people on the lead up to the race about the weather conditions which then gave people the choice to run or not. I must admit I was a bit wary but glad I took the decision to run.

The scenery was spectacular, straight out of Narnia, everyone was very friendly and my friend and myself managed to stay upright! We were at the very end but that didn't matter to us we just had such a fantastic time.

Once again thank you

Annie Burns
Nidd valley road runners

Hi Grizedale 10 organisers,

Just like to extend my thanks to you for being so very brave in putting on an excellent race in the most difficult of circumstances: I loved it!

It would have been so easy to have given up after the heavy snow fall and sitting here in Coniston I thought you all quite mad to keep the race on and I nearly deferred my place to 2014: so glad I didnít.

Thanks once again for seeing beyond the problems and staging a great race Ė you should feel very proud of yourselves.

Gordon (365)

Dear Britta, Helen and Tony,

Thank you so much for putting the event on today. I can honestly say it was the most enjoyable race I've ever done, and the conditions made it special (I've never been over-taken in a race by skiers before!). Having spoken to a few other runners, I know they were as appreciative as I am of all your hard work. I know it must have been a real worry over the past few days for you, and thank you for keeping the website so regularly updated - I didn't decide to run until eleven this morning! All in all, it's been a wonderful day - you should be very proud of yourselves.

Thank you, and see you again next year,


A big thank you for putting on this event in very difficult weather conditions. My friend and I are very novice runners and thought we'd use this opportunity to start tapering for our very first marathon in a couple of weeks. Although the run was harder than we had anticipated it was worth it for the views, it really was magical.

Thank you for all your hard work it really was appreciated.
Jill Howarth Linda Francis

Just wanted to thank all of the marshalls, organisers and other runners that turned up to make this event happen.

I had a 260 mile round trip to attend the race today and it was certainly worth it.

It was spectacular. The views were amazing and it was so much fun running in the snow.

Just wish I had taken my camera along!

Just wanted to say thank you for carrying on with todays race , it was superb and, despite bringing up the rear would not have missed it for anything!



 Click here for race photographs of the 2012 event



The 2014 event will be  supporting  Anthony Nolan