Sun, Jul 28th 2024 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Now a popular annual event with runners coming from all over England

James Herriot Trail Race

Sunday 28th July 2024

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Click on RUN 2023 for a report on the 2023 race, which was again a big success. An 18th run will take place over the same scenic 14k route on moorland tracks and paths near Castle Bolton in Wensleydale by kind permission of Lord Bolton. The Start/Finish will again be in the same field, close to Bolton Castle car park. .Traffic free and well marshalled. Start 11.OOam.

Organised by the Rotary Club of Wensleydale for Rotary Charities, under UK Athletics Rules.   

Entry fee £12.00.  

Prizes to all category winners and places. Sponsored by The Walking Shop, Leyburn; 

Click here for On Line Entries   This is now live. 

Extensive prize list provided by sponsors for;- 

Men 1st and Women1st; 

Mens & Womens 2nd; 

 Mens & Womens 3rd: 

Cash prizes for Male Veterans lst/2nd 40+, lst/2nd 50+, lst/2nd 60+, 1st/2nd 70+; Lady Veterans lst/2nd 40+, lst/2nd 50+, lst/2nd 60+,1st/2nd 70+. NB- This year there will be THREE Team Shields; Ladies team of 4; Mens team of 4 ; Mixed team of 2 men and 1 lady.

We prefer entries to be received as per closing date, 26th July, though entries will be accepted on the day, in which case, please bring a completed entry form and the correct cash or  cheque. 

Limit of 300 entries.  

Please send entry with cheque (made payable to The Rotary Club of Wensleydale) if entry by mail.  Acknowledgement will be by email unless you send a small stamped addressed envelope to; Mr B Whitfield, Hillside House, Patrick Brompton, Bedale, DL8 1JN.  


Cost £12.00 each entry

Full name                                                                                AGE (on race day)    

Category ( Tick as appropriate) 

Male       V40+       V50+       V60+    V70+

Female   V40+       V50+       V60+    V70+ 


Home address                                                    Postcode                 Phone No  

email address                

I understand that this race is held in accordance with both the Rules & Safety Requirements of the FRA. I confirm that I am aware of the organisers information & requirements in connection with this race. I accept the hazards involved in fell running & acknowledge that l am entering & running in this race at my own risk. Other than the organisers liability for causing death or personal injury by negligence, I confirm that I understand that the organiser accepts no liability to me for any loss or damage of any nature to myself or property arising out of my participation in this race   


Signed                                               Date 

Sponsored by The Walking Shop, Leyburn; 

A separate entry form can be downloaded by clicking on Entry Form 2024 Please ensure your email address is clearly legible to ensure you receive confirmation.

To enter ON-LINE, click on 

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