Knaresborough Crag Rat Run


will take place in September 2021

2020 event:

Update 10th July 2020 – cancellation of 2020 event.

Having considered the latest England Athletics guidance on mass participation running events, it is with regret that we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Knaresborough Crag Rat Run for 2020. We look forward to welcoming participants both old and new to our next race, currently scheduled for September 2021.

Knaresborough Striders Committee

Our 2019 event:

Crag Rat Run with sponsors 2019

This established and successful 5-mile race is based firmly in and around the town, starting and finishing at Knaresborough Cricket Club. It takes runners down the ancient crag, along trails, past the historic St.Robert’s Cave, through Birkham woods, and along the beautiful River Nidd before ascending back up the crag to the finish line where a medal and goody bag will be presented to all finishers. Approximately half the race is on tarmac.

 There are prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd finishers, plus 1st, 2nd and 3rd female finishers (if different), plus a range of spot prizes. All finishers receive a medal.
This year’s event is kindly sponsored by Emergy Fitness and Wellbeing. Emma is a highly qualified fitness instructor, why not check out her range of courses in the area via her facebook page

Parking is available at Chapel Street car park and York Place car park, both a few minutes jog from Race HQ, and on-street parking in the immediate vicinity. Further details of car parking in the area can be found here

Toilets, baggage store and limited changing facilities are available on site at the cricket club.

The Course
Crag Rat Run Map
Online Map
The course in pictures

Course Records

2017 Crag Rat Run

2017 Crag Rat Run

Male – 26:25 – Andy Grant – Leeds City AC (2018)
Female – 31:13 – Becky Penty – York Knavesmire Harriers (2018)

Previous Results