Sat April 22nd 2017 – 10am & 10.15am
Around Sutton Bank’s White Horse,
Kilburn Woods and Hood Hill.
This race has been organised as a non profit charity event, celebrating the life of Ben Campbell and supporting The UK Sepsis Trust, who are commited to increasing public awareness and supporting those affected by Sepsis.
Ben Campbell, a friend of ours, who grew up in Thirsk, tragically died at the age of 36 in January 2015, very unexpectedly, from pneumococcal pneumonia.
Ben lived in Knaresborough in his later years with his partner Helen and young twin boys. He was an avid mountain biker, runner (for Knaresborough Striders) and obstacle racer – he did incredibly well in the Spartan Series and also won the Pain Barrier race in November 2014 – and this is how we know him best, through training for, and competing in, the obstacle races with him.
To celebrate his life we have organised this annual 5k and 10k trail run at Kilburn woods.
The event has so far been a great success, with over £3,000 raised for charity in the last 2 years.
Ben loved a challenge and it is for this reason that this idyllic location has been chosen. Not only does it it encompass the true beauty of the North Yorkshire countryside but the terrain itself is a challenge to run on, we are sure you will truly enjoy it.
The course is fully way marked and marshalled, both hilly and muddy in places with breathtaking scenery. It’s one of a kind. The event presents itself to both seasoned and beginner runners aged 18 years or over with 5K and 10K races starting 15 minutes apart.
There are a limited number of entries available; 50 for the 5K and 200 for the 10K.
Medals will be awarded for the first 3 Males and first 3 Females to complete each race as well as a trophy for the out right winner of each race.
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