Runners at the start of Bolton Abbey 2020

Bolton Abbey 10K & 5K 2020

6th September 2020
9:00am - 8:00pm
Bolton Abbey
BD23 6EX
Fundraising target
There is no minimum fundraising target for this event. However, we ask participants to raise as much money as they can in support of Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice.
5k or 10K
Molly Ralphson
01535 640430
Event location map

53.9837246, -1.8880471

With all proceeds helping to support Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice, the popular Bolton Abbey 10K & 5K are back for a second year but this time the routes are EASIER! 

Runners in the Bolton Abbey race
Following the latest advice from the Government about limiting social contact, Sue Ryder has made the difficult decision to cancel or postpone all fundraising events with immediate effect. Subsequently, we are sad to announce that this year's Bolton Abbey 10k & 5k have both been cancelled. We will update you regarding the other Bolton Abbey events and the Summer Solstice event as soon as we can with further information.

Please know how grateful we are to you for providing such amazing support to Sue Ryder. We rely on your valuable contributions and are as disappointed as you will be that so many fundraising activities cannot go ahead, at least for now.

We will be in touch with updates for the event as soon as we can. Thank you so much for your support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice Fundraising Team on 01535 640 430 or by email on for further information.


On the day

Starting and finishing in the shadow of the Abbey ruins, both the 10K and 5k routes follow the River Wharfe up-stream and, this year, do not climb the Storiths Road hill!

The 5k now has half the amount of hills and the 10k has a third less. With 90% of the routes on tarmac roads and well-made paths we think this is going to be our fastest Bolton Abbey event we have!

If you choose to take part in the Bolton Abbey Trail Series, you can race in the Solstice Saunter, the Bolton Abbey 10K or 5K AND Run Bolton Abbey 2020!

The entry fee includes free car parking (normally £10) close to the Start/Finish area at the village car park and complimentary admission to the Bolton Abbey Estate for the day.

All participants benefit from chip-timing, road closures and participants will receive a unique bespoke Run Bolton Abbey Medal.

You can view the 5K and 10K routes for this year's Bolton Abbey race, to see where you'll be running on the day. 

Find out more information about Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice and the expert palliative care they provide for people with life-limiting conditions, as well as supporting those close to them.

A runner running through Bolton Abbey

Frequently asked questions

Can I bring my dog?

No, dogs cannot accompany runners but may accompany spectators if well behaved and on a lead.

Can I ride my bike in the estate?

No, bike riding is not allowed on the estate paths.

Can children run?

Yes, children under 12 can run within arm’s reach of an adult in the 10K event. Children under 8 can run within arm’s reach of an adult in the 5K event.

Terms and conditions

Bolton Abbey Trail Festival: Terms, Conditions and Disclaimer

Registration - Every participant must fill in their own registration form unless:

  • The person completing the form is doing so as the parent or guardian of a participant aged under 18 in which case the parent or guardian must inform the participant that they have signed the terms and conditions on their behalf and that their participation in the event will be governed by these terms.
  • The person completing the form is doing so as the leader of a corporate team.  It is the duty of the corporate team leader to notify the other team members of these terms and conditions and that the leader has signed them on behalf of the own team. The team leader must further ensure that all team members agree and accept that their participation in the event is governed by these terms and conditions. Any team member who does not so accept these terms should be withdrawn from the event.   
  • The person completing the form has or reasonably believes that they have the participant’s consent to their doing so on the participant’s behalf. The person completing the form must make the participant aware of these terms and conditions in good time before the event. In the event that the participant does not agree to be bound by these terms and conditions they should withdraw from the event. Participation in the event shall be deemed to be acceptance of these terms and conditions by the participant.

Refunds - The entry fee for Bolton Abbey 10k & 5K is non-transferable and non-refundable. Due to unexpected health and safety reasons on the day, the Bolton Abbey 10K & 5K events may have to be reduced or altered to accommodate unexpected complications (for example, flooding).

Race Number - Please do not swap or pass on your race number – we will not know who to contact in an emergency if you do. Any runners doing so will be disqualified. Make sure you write your name, emergency contact details and any medical information – including medication you may be taking – on the back of the number. If you have any conditions we need to be aware of, please mark a red cross clearly on the front top right hand corner of your race number.

The Event Start - The organisers retain the right to make a change to the advertised start time and to stagger the start with two minute intervals between groups that they will decide.  Please note that staggering will not effect the participants race time as the organisers intend to use a chip timing system which will record their time from when they cross over the start and finish line.

Publicity - By participating, participants agree to take part in post-event publicity which may include interviews, photography and/or filming for Sue Ryder internal communications, local and/or national media.

Contact Details - Participants are personally responsible for updating the organisers with any new address and telephone details. All participants must provide emergency contact details. In the case of an emergency, Sue Ryder may use the Emergency Contact details provided by you to contact your home or office.

Health and Fitness -The event has been designed as a low risk event for the averagely-fit person. All participants should satisfy themselves that they are in good health and physically able to participate in the Bolton Abbey Trail Festival events.  If in doubt, participants should consult a GP or hospital doctor prior to the event. In the entry process we ask if the participant has any health issues that we should know about. By providing this information you are consenting to us passing it to the first aiders employed at Bolton Abbey 10K & 5K where we deem it reasonably necessary to do. This information will only be used to assist in safeguarding the welfare of participants.

Dropping Out - Any participant who drops out after crossing the starting line must report to an official to prevent any unnecessary search being started.  They should also make sure that their number is handed back to the steward at this point.

Liability –Bolton Abbey 10K & 5K is operated by Sue Ryder, and all participants take part at their own risk. Neither Sue Ryder nor its sponsors accept responsibility for any loss, injury or damage suffered by any participant personally or to their property as a result of taking part in Bolton Abbey 10K & 5K in the absence of negligence or breach of statutory duty on the part of either Sue Ryder or its sponsors. Personal accident and public liability insurance cover is advised to cover any loss, damage or injury you may sustain yourself or to your personal property or cause to a third party or their property. Your signature on the entry form or your clicking on the box in the on line entry conforms your acceptance of these conditions of entry.  If during the event you are involved in an incident with a third party please ensure that you pass on all your details - it is not the responsibility of the event organisers.

Risks - Sue Ryder has a comprehensive risk assessment process for each event which aims to minimise or eliminate the risk to everyone taking part. However, by taking part in this event, you acknowledge that there may be conditions or circumstances beyond our control that can lead to unforeseen risks.

Children - Anyone under 18yrs old must have their entry form signed by a parent/guardian and must abide by the rules.  It is each under 18yr old's parents/guardians responsibility to ensure they or their children are suitability fit and healthy to take part in the event. Under 12’s must be within arm’s reach of their parent/guardian at all times in the 10K race.

In the 5K run under 8s must be within arm’s reach of a responsible adult at all times. Running whilst carrying a child of any age (whether in a front or back baby carrier/harness, in your arms, on your shoulders or piggyback) is not permitted during the event, as it poses a substantial safety risk. Walking whilst carrying a baby or child is permitted as long as their safety and welfare is not compromised. Wheeled objects e.g. children’s scooters, skates, bikes etc are not allowed at Bolton Abbey 10K & 5K. This is a foot race and wheeled objects are a hazard.

Age Restrictions – Children must be 8 years old to participate in the 10K and 6 years old to participate in the 5K.

Buggies – Due to the terrain buggies/pushchairs are not allowed on the fun run.

Wheelchairs – Due to the nature of the terrain the routes are not suitable for wheelchairs.

Clothing and Footwear – Participants are reminded that this is an outdoor multi –terrain course and that it is participants own responsibility to wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the nature of the course and the weather on the day as parts of the course may be slippery and exposed to the elements. It is strongly recommended that trail shoes are worn and a windproof jacket is carried.

Sponsorship – Bolton Abbey 10K & 5K is an exclusive Sue Ryder fundraising event. Sponsorship monies raised may not be given to or shared with any other organisation. Participants are advised that they have a legal responsibility to ensure that all sponsorship monies and donations received for Bolton Abbey 10K & 5K are paid to Sue Ryder within a reasonable time.

Smoking and Alcohol - Sue Ryder asks that participants and supporters do not smoke during the event. For health and safety reasons, participants may not consume alcohol prior to or during the event.

Photography - Participants and supporters are welcome to take pictures on the day but please ensure that where the pictures captures images of children that only one's family members are included. Unfortunately, there are people out there who will use photos and videos for negative purposes; bullying, grooming, locating, and trolling can all start with a misjudged photo. If an individual, a parent or a carer asks for any photo to be removed or deleted, it should be done without question at the earliest opportunity.

Data Protection - Please be aware that by registering you authorise Sue Ryder to process your personal and sensitive data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 for the purposes of this event.  Sue Ryder will endeavour not to use any photographs, images or likenesses of children aged 16 or under.  By ticking the terms and conditions box on our registration form you agree to Sue Ryder using your personal and sensitive data for the purposes outlined above.

Route Specific Rules – The Bolton Abbey 10K & 5K Events are multi-terrain routes via roads, paths & tracks and open land around the Bolton Abbey Estate.  Participants must abide AT ALL TIMES with the instructions of police/marshals around the course, including stopping if necessary. 

Animals - Please note that the route involves private land and so dogs aren’t allowed on the route. As part of the by-laws when establishing open access it was ruled that dogs are not allowed at any time on the moors in the estate. They are welcome to accompany spectators in the start/finish areas and around the riverside paths.

Earphones – The use of earphones is discouraged. Earphone users must be able to hear and respond to marshals directions and be aware of other users around them.

Disclaimer - I hereby apply to participate in this event. I or my parent/ guardian accept and agree that neither the organisers nor officials, the land owners, sponsors and fellow competitors shall be liable in any way, or in any circumstances, for damages or injury that I may suffer during this event.  I understand and agree to abide by the terms and conditions of the event (above) and the rules of the organisers, (below).  I agree to participate in this event at my own risk.  I agree to run with consideration for others.  I agree that the conditions of my entry state that I will follow the instructions given.