Run Bolton Abbey was a sell-out success in 2018: over 1,200 runners enjoyed running in the stunning scenery of Bolton Abbey and we raised around £30,000 for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice.
There is a choice of distances to suit all abilities of runners – a 10K, 10 mile, half marathon and a 2-mile fun run. Nordic walkers welcome on the 10K event.
This is a unique opportunity to run on parts of the estate not usually accessible to the public and we guarantee the autumnal colours will be stunning!
The races will start in waves at 11am after a minute's silence is observed.
Check out the routes
The routes are on a mixture of paths, tracks, woodland trails and open land. You'll run through Strid Wood, over Dicken Dike, climb the Valley of Desolation and the Launde Plantation and take on a stretch of Barden Fell.
All routes are challenging trail runs that start and finish just across the river from the Cavendish Pavillion.
This year, there will be a cut-off for the half marathon (not for the 10K or the 10-mile run). At around 9 miles into the route, the half marathon runners pass through the start/finish area; if there are any half marathon runners who arrive here after 2 hours 45 minutes then they will be asked to finish at this point.
All participants will benefit from chip-timing and receive a bespoke Run Bolton Abbey Medal.
Places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment!
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Frequently asked questions about Run Bolton Abbey
Why does the race start at 11.01am?
As the event is taking place on Remembrance Day, we will be observing a minute's silence before it begins.
Is there free parking available?
Yes, there is free parking available for the whole day at Bolton Abbey Cavendish Pavilion Car Park.
What are the full terms and conditions of this event?
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.
The entry fee for Run Bolton Abbey is non-transferable and non-refundable. Due to unexpected health and safety reasons on the day, the Run Bolton Abbey events may have to be reduced or altered to accommodate unexpected complications (for example, flooding).
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.
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.
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 Run Bolton Abbey 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 Run Bolton Abbey where we deem it reasonably necessary to do. This information will only be used to assist in safeguarding the welfare of participants.
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 tag is handed back to the steward at this point.
Run Bolton Abbey 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 Run Bolton Abbey 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.
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.
Anyone under 18 years old must have their entry form signed by a parent/guardian and must abide by the rules. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian of each under-18-year-old to ensure they or their children are suitability fit and healthy to take part in the event. Under-12s must be within arm’s reach of their parent/guardian at all times in the 10K race. In the Fun 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 Run Bolton Abbey. This is a foot race and wheeled objects are a hazard.
The half marathon and 10 mile routes are not suitable for any persons under 18.
Due to the terrain, buggies/pushchairs are not allowed on the fun run.
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.
Run Bolton Abbey 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 Run Bolton Abbey 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.
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.
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.
The Run Bolton Abbey Events are multi-terrain routes via roads, paths, tracks and open land around the Bolton Abbey Estate. There is one road crossing on a minor road on the route. Whilst all roads and crossings will be marshalled, the roads will NOT be closed and therefore for your safety and the safety of others participants must abide AT ALL TIMES with the instructions of police/marshals around the course, including stopping if necessary. Some parts of the routes are not on public rights of way so please do not attempt to run the route at any other time except for as part of the Run Bolton Abbey event.
Please note that the route involves private land and some farmland so dogs aren’t allowed on the route.
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.
- 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 and the rules of the organisers.
- 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.
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