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The Pete Shields Ilkley Trail Race

29 May 2023

Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Starts: 11:30
Distance: 6.9 Miles
Entry Fee: £12.00
Something for everyone in this popular multi-terrain event - back on Bank Holiday Monday in keeping with tradition

6.9 Mile Trail Race

This year's race is in memory of our friend and fellow Harrier Pete Shields who died during the Covid pandemic in 2020, when the many restrictions in place prevented us from showing our gratitude for what he had given to running and to our club in particular. A gifted runner and an outstanding coach, Pete had guided runners from far and wide, also leading training sessions for athletes at club, national and international levels over many years. Our race is a superb 6.9 mile trail race with spectacular views over the Wharfe Valley and across to Ilkley Moor. It's an out-and-back route with 810 feet of climbing (FRA category CM), on tracks, through woodland, fields and moors, interspersed with some short road sections. Virtually all of the climb is on the way out, but runners will be reinvigorated by the views over the Wharfe Valley and across to Ilkley Moor. There will be a water station at around 2 miles and also water available at the finish. The start is a 5 minute walk from the Lido to the unadopted section of road at the bottom of Curly Hill, with the finish back at the Lido, Profits from the race will be shared with Marie Curie, the UK’s leading charity for people living with a terminal illness, and the Revival Centre and Orphanage in Matugga, Uganda, which has been supported since the race started in 2008. As there are some road sections headphones, or similar devices, (unless medically prescribed) are not permitted. As the race is being licenced by the FRA, runners should make themselves aware of the FRA kit requirements for this CM category race - we will also update everyone in the days beforehand. Runners must be aged 18 or over. As in previous years the race is supported by Complete Runner


Ilkley Harriers

3 Victoria Grove
LS29 9BN
Neil Chapman
07946 547498


6.9 Miles
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Entry limit:
Remaining places:
Race licence:
FRA licence 7950
Not suitable for wheelchairs


  • Water stations
  • Toilets
  • No distance markers
  • No changing facilities
  • No showers
  • No baggage store
Race HQ:
Ilkley Lido

The start is a five minute walk from the race HQ.

Entry Fees

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

All Entrants£12.00

Assuming this event does not sell out, entry on the day will be available for an additional £3.00.
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