Runners in head torches at the starting line

Winter Solstice Strider 2024

Join us for the Winter Solstice Saunter 2024, a 10km or 5km head torch evening run through the St Ives estate in Bingley on the shortest day of the year, to raise vital funds for Sue Ryder.

Date and time

21 December 2024

07:30pm - 10:00pm


St. Ives Estate
BD16 4AU


Andrew Wood

01535 640 430

Sign up for a stride on the shortest day of the year

The Winter Solstice Strider is a sister event to our popular 5 mile Summer Solstice Saunter. 

This event takes place on the Winter Solstice on Saturday 21 December 2024 and is a head-torch dark run of either 10km or 5km. The run starts at the STRI in Bingley, and winds through the woods (and fittingly past Druids Altar) within the St Ives Estate.

As usual with our solstice events, all participants will receive a fantastic bespoke medal this year. The event is sponsored by Coco & Barley Dog Walking Services and Warters & Co., and supported by our hosts at the STRI and the St Ives Golf Club, who provide a large proportion of the free parking that is provided for participants. 

Two hedgehog mascots with STRI staff member, Oliver

Take part in person or virtually

You can sign up early for the Winter Solstice Strider 2024 if you would like to take part.

You could also sign up for the Keighley 10k or 5k or the Solstice Saunter 2024 for a different challenge.

If you have signed up for this year’s Strider, but not received your participants pack, please email Andrew Wood at

Whilst we anticipate that most participants will come to the St Ives Estate to take part, virtual entry (where participants run a 10km or 5km route of their own choice on the shortest day) is also available.

Virtual runners are sent their bespoke medal in advance to wear with pride after their own saunter.

The routes

You have the option of a 5km or 10km running route through the estate.

Event sponsors

Coco and Barley Dog Walking Services logo
Waters and Co Chartered Management Accountants logo

Event partners

The Winter Solstice Strider 2024 is supported by our partners at the STRI and St Ives Golf Club.

STRI logo
Bingley St. Ives Golf Club logo

Sign up early for 2024

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