The
Hepworth Trail

Wed 20th Jul 2022

Welcome to The Hepworth Trail

Five miles (ish) of steep and challenging running starting and finishing in Hepworth. Beers after. What better way is there to spend a Summer evening?

Race starts

19:30

Prize Giving

20:30

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Fancy a hump day trail challenge? Try our BRAND NEW Hepworth Trail.

New for 2022, this new and exciting event will have a challenging mix of trails and road around the beautiful Hepworth area.

We will be organising official recce events prior the event itself for you to familiarise yourself with the course.

HQ

Hepworth FC, Far Lane, Hepworth, HD9 1RN.

W3W Location: symphonic.endings.official

Parking and toilets will be available at Race HQ. There will also be a bar and food available afterwards.

Just for year one, we reserve the right to move the race HQ and even change the route for this new event, although the date will not change.

The Course

This route involves a mix of steep grassy climbs on footpaths, bridleway and quiet country lanes. We’ve picked out the best of the local paths … and it just so happens there are some hills too. Funny that! You can find the Strava route here. There is a full course description below.

What You Get

  • The best magnetic, interlocking medal we could get our hands on
  • Your medal is part of the Summer Wine Trails Series medal collection.
  • An insured and licensed event with professional first aid.
  • Fully Way Marked Course
  • Free Photos (where available)
  • Water at the finish line
  • A chance to win from our huge prize list, including spot prizes
  • Food and drink available after – not included (bar open)
  • High quality series hoodie, vest or technical t-shirt (optional)
  • Our events all comply with the Association of Running Clubs Minimum Standards

Who has signed up?

Click here to see who has already entered.

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Registration Opens

18:30

Registration Closes

19:15

Prizes

New for 2022

General prize list

The Hepworth Trail 2022 Event Medal

TheHepworthTrail-swift

Who will set the course record for this brand new course in 2022?

Additional Information

Numbers and Timing

Live chip timing and instant results. You will be allocated an ankle band or timing chip to attach to your shoe for this race. Hiring this is free, but it must be returned after the race. 

Parking

All parking for this event is at Race HQ. Limited parking is available at the club, please car share if possible and if parking on local roads please have consideration for residents and do not block access.

Full Course Description

Starting and finishing in the village of Hepworth this race combines a mix of surfaces and gradients to make it a challenge worthy of inclusion in the Summer Wine Trail series.

The race starts with a lap of the field at Hepworth FC before descending to Towngate in the village via a bridleway.  It then continues downhill on tarmac descending Butt Lane before turning right to run alongside the stream through the woods.  Back to the road and the first climb starts, up Barnside Lane until you reach the hamlet of Barnside where a sharp right hand turn takes you onto the grass and up the steep side of Cote Hill. At the top you turn right to enjoy fabulous views of the Holme Valley, Cheesegate Nab and Castle Hill where you descend the path to Ox Lee.

The mixed surface of Ox Lee Lane leads you back to the road where you join Cowcliff Hill Road and then Upper House Road for a short while before once again turning right onto the track and footpath across Upper House Dike bringing you back out onto Cowcliff Hill Road.  A short uphill takes you to the left turn, bringing you a fast downhill across the fields where you turn right back to the football club and the finish for a well deserved beer from the bar.

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