Skirfare (Kettlewell) Trail Half Marathon
2021 DATE 29 May 2021


However the Burnsall Half Marathon has been rescheduled for 5 September 2020 - Click here for more information and we have released the date for the 2021 event


Skirfare (Kettlewell) Trail Half Marathon


This race forms part of the Due North trail half marathon series. Prizes for overall position in the series


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.



  • Fully way marked course
  • 2 drinks stations with water, juice , fruit and sweets
  • Tea/coffee at the finish
  • a post race meal - pasta/pie & peas/ Soup or similar
  • Bottle of beer
  • T-shirt
  • and other goodies from race sponsors


Race Venue:

Start/Finish Car park field at Hawkswick cote.

From Grassington take the B6160 towards Kettlewell. After Kilnsey the road bares right towards Kettlewell, with a left turn to Arncliffe, Do not take the left to Arncliffe but immediately after on the bridge take the left turn into a field with a track. You will see the Race start here. Car Parking is in this field.



Runners will need to register at the tent in the car park by 9.40 to collect your race number.


Race Start:

The race will start at 10am from the same car park & registration field.



Toilets will be in the car park.


Minimum Kit:

  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Map of the area or route
  • Cup/bottle for water at drinks stations
  • Mobile phone



Spectators can spend the day here at the beautiful riverside setting with catering onsite or take your own picnic. Other good spots to spectate are in Kettlewell, the village has parking, cafes, pubs and shops and the runners will pass through kettlewell twice. Walkers can get to the top of the first climb from Arncliffe or Starbotton but please be respectful to local residents as parking will be an issue in these small villages.


Prize Giving:

Prize giving will commence once all winners of each category are finished