The course is a 10k multi-terrain course, starting from, and ending at Escrick Village Green.
The first and last km are mostly on tarmac, the rest of the race is mostly bridleways through the Escrick Park Estate. Depending on weather conditions, there can be some muddy sections through the woods.
We have to make small changes to the course from time to time through the woods due to varying condition of tracks. The exact route will be finalised a few weeks before the course when track conditions are known.
Update 12/8/23 - final course check took place today. The course is in very good condition, with the only puddles between Marshal Points 16 and 17 where we would advise staying on the right of the track.
The video below shows the 2019 course from just after the start line:
The course is 10k when measured by a bicycle wheel. GPS measurements are quite variable and generally underestimate the course length – we believe this is due to how GPS systems tend to average and smooth their tracks, resulting in perceived short-cuts around the many corners in the course.
The route through the woods has changed quite a bit this year, but is just as good as ever.
A Google Map of the 2019 course showing 1km sectors is available here.
You can download a map of the 2019 course here.
The 2023 course to be the same as 2019 unless path conditions require us to make late changes.