Race Calendar

Crackpots Trail Run

23 Jun 2024

Kirkby Malzeard, Ripon
Starts: 10:30
Distance: 11 Kilometres
Entry Fee: £20.00 - £22.00
Racecheck Gold Award 2023 - average rating 4.81/5.0

The best 10km-ish trail run in Kirkby Malzeard.

Award-winning event returns for its 2nd year. Now with a unique locally-produced medal. The Crackpots Trail Run is an award-winning event for runners of all abilities with a mixed terrain route starting from the village of Kirkby Malzeard, near Ripon, North Yorkshire at 10.30 on Sunday 23 June 2024. It's an undulating route that takes in quiet country roads, off-road trails, scenic moorland and a few rivers within Nidderdale AONB. The run is part of the Kirkby Malzeard Family Fete with street food, real ale bar, live music, artisan market and loads more. The run took place for the first time in 2023 and received such fantastic reviews it was awarded a Racecheck Gold Award. • Fantastic event experience - cracking route, beautiful scenery & fabulous atmosphere • Fully marshaled with the friendliest marshals in Yorkshire - rated 4.94/5 on Racecheck • Way-marked route with flags every 100m - no need for navigation • Five water crossings - to add a splash of fun to the route • Plastic bottle-free event - please bring your own cup for water • Delicious pie and free cuppa waiting at the finish line • Fete atmosphere - plenty for family and non-runners to do • PLUS unique hand-made medal produced in the village pottery "Hard to say what can be improved ... Definitely hope to be back next year." James H, 2023 runner. NEWSFLASH! Multi award-winning local legend DJ Rory Hoy will be bringing the music festival to a climax covering his usual eclectic mix of genres. Runners can submit a request beforehand via our Facebook page - then listen out for your tune on the day.


Highside Playing Field Association

Highside Playing Fields
Kirkby Malzeard
Andrew Risbey
07974 685981


11 Kilometres
Multi Terrain
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Entry limit:
Remaining places:
Race licence:
Not suitable for wheelchairs


  • Water stations
  • Distance markers
  • Toilets
  • Changing facilities
  • Baggage store
  • No showers
Race HQ:
Highside Playing Fields, Kirkby Malzeard, Ripon, HG4 3SH

Free parking close to the start line. Chip timing. Free cuppa & grub at the finish line. Part of the Kirkby Malzeard Family Festival with live music, games, artisan food, bar and much more - see www.crackpots.run for full details.

Entry Fees

The prices below include race fees, card charges and admin; there are no hidden extras.

Entry on the day will not be available. ENTER NOW to guarantee your place.

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  • Paul Harris, Lonely Goat RC
  • Caroline Smithson
  • Carrissa Jackson, Team Caterpillar
  • Sarah O'Connor, Swaledale Runners
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