The
Stairway To Heaven

Sat 1st Oct 2022

Welcome to The Stairway To Heaven

A classic local race which mixes panoramic views, secret forest tracks and rocky descents.

Race starts

11:00

Prize Giving

12:45

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Ever run up a Stairway?…

Stairway To Heaven is a challenging, hilly course towards Ramsden reservoir and the forested paths around Hade Edge. There are actually no steps on the course but after the challenging climbs it might feel like it… Climb from the reservoirs of Holmbridge up Ramsden Rd to the Cartworth and Elysium area, then it’s down to Holme Styes Reservoir before climbing back up and then heading home. 

Food, drink, chat and prizes are in the hall afterwards. Please stay for our series prize giving.

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 running event with professional first aid cover
  • Fully way marked course
  • Free photos (where available)
  • A warm Yorkshire welcome
  • Water at the finish line (and two water stations on our Half Marathon distance.)
  • A chance to win from our huge prize list, including spot prizes. See our full list and check our FAQs for rules and terms around prizes
  • Food and drink available after (not included)
  • High quality series tech t-shirt (optional)

Registration Opens

10:00

Registration Closes

10:45

Prizes

New for 2022

General prize list

The Stairway To Heaven 2022 Event Medal

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The stuff trail running memories are made of...

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. If you need to leave early whilst runners are still using the course, please park follow directions from marshals and understand there may be a short wait.

Full Course Description

The important thing to notice is the loop. It’s a road then uphill trail start. You will then run one loop for the Stairway to Heaven, and two loops for the Half Marathon before running back to the start the way you came. This loop is new for 2018 (adapted and improved from the old Stairway to Heaven course.)

To follow the loop: At the top of the steep part of Ramsden Road, turn sharp left downhill through a gate. Drop down a rough grassy path for about 200m then follow a path that contours to the right along the hillside. Follow the path past the farm, along a few trees. The path then turns sharp left at a stream gulley and heads up to the road. Go straight across the road, carry on and then turn left at the crossroads at a vehicle track. Carry on up hill then turn right at Weather Hill Lane. Follow this straight and then turn right at West Gate. The path then goes through a wood (crossing a stream) and then comes out along the side of a wood. When you hit the vehicle track turn left and continue downhill until you find a small path that cuts through the heather down Reynards Clough to Holme Styes Reservoir. At the reservoir, turn right and then immediately climb up Hades Clough (steep path.) Turn left at the junction with the main first road and follow this back to the main road. Turn right on the road and continue uphill and then down Linshaws Road and White Gates Lane until you can turn left down Ramsden Road. Follow the road back to complete the loop.

 


(Please note this video is for the pre 2018 route, although there is a large overlap)



The important thing to notice is the loop. It’s a road then uphill trail start. You will then run one loop for the Stairway to Heaven, and two loops for the Half Marathon before running back to the start the way you came. This loop is new for 2018 (adapted and improved from the old Stairway to Heaven course.)

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