• Crackpots Trail Run

    The best 10km-ish run in Kirkby Malzeard. Sunday 23 June 2024.

  • Highlights

    New event. New route. 11km for the price of 10!

    The Crackpots Trail Run is a brand new 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 18 June 2023. 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 Big Weekend celebrations with children's disco, scarecrow trail, artisan market, parade, live music, family walk, sports, BBQ and loads more.

    • Brand new event experience - be one of the first to experience this cracking route
    • Fully marshaled and way-marked route - no need for navigation
    • Plastic bottle-free event - please bring your own cup for water
    • Gala weekend atmosphere - cross the line to raucous local support
    • Chance for a whistlestop tour of some of the Mosaic Trail
  • See the route for yourself

    The route has been put together, tried and tested by local trail runners.

  • What's included

    Everything you need to enjoy the run plus some free grub & a cuppa afterwards.

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    Chip timing


    Our friends at Even Splits are providing chip timing so you'll get an accurate finish time.

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    There'll be a free cuppa waiting for you at the finish line.

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    And if you're feeling peckish there will be a free pork or veggie pie.

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    Free parking is also included in the entry fee.

  • Entry fees

    Your entry fee covers the cost of putting on the event, chip timing & food. Any profit goes straight into the village coffers.

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    For UKA affiliated runners



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    For all other runners




    Cash prizes


    Cash prizes for the fastest men & women plus £50 for the fastest local and fastest club.

    Supported by Briahaze Village Homes


    There's a £50 cash prize for the fastest male, fastest female, fastest local and fastest club!


    And for second fastest male and female, we've got £30 cash up for granbs.


    And last (or third) but not least, there's £20 cash for the third fastest male and female.

  • Prize draw

    We've got lots of fantastic prizes lined up that any runner can win! Thank you to all of our amazing sponsors for their generosity! 🙏 

    All runners automatically get ONE entry to the prize draw but you can massively increase your chances of winning by getting more runners to sign up - for each person you get to sign up you get an EXTRA entry in the prize draw. So getting just one person to sign up doubles your chance of winning a prize! If you get someone else to sign up, please message us on Facebook saying who you got to enter and we'll give you an extra entry in the prize draw. Good luck!

    Three Graces Spa at Grantley Hall

    Grantley Hall spa day

    A luxury spa day for 2 at the AA Hotel of the Year England! Immerse yourself in the luxuriously rejuvenating environment of the Three Graces Spa at Grantley Hall. 🛀

    Swinton Bivouac

    Swinton Bivouac stay

    A two-night mid-week Yurt break for two people inc bottle of prosecco on arrival, two spa sessions, dinner in The Terrace for one evening, breakfast in your Yurt and all the Bivouac facilities! 🏕️

    The Ivy Harrogate

    The Ivy Harrogate

    Enjoy relaxed, all-day dining from modern British cuisine to brasserie-inspired classics and fantastic vegan and vegetarian dishes, there’s something for everyone to love. 😋

    Whittakers Gin tour

    Whittakers Gin tour

    A tour for 2 people with a welcome gin & tonic, distillery tour and talk with gin tasting and finishing with a gin & tonic at the bar. 🥴

    Spanish cava

    Basco Fine Foods cava

    Six bottles of fine Spanish cava to be drawn as 6 individual prizes. Perfect for enjoying these fine summer evenings. 🥂

  • FAQs

    Commonly asked questions.

    Where does the race start?

    The run starts at Highside Playing Fields, a short walk from the car park. There are toilets at Highside.

    Where's the parking?

    The car park is just off the Main Street, a short walk to the start line. Follow the 'Run parking' signs when you get to the village.

    Why is the run 11km?

    Good question. When we devised the route we tried to cut it down to 10km but loved it all so much we couldn't decide which km to cut so we kept it all!

    Why is it called Crackpots?

    Another great question! There are a few answers, you choose the one you prefer! (a) The run has been put together by a group of crackpots. (b) The run has been put together for crackpots or (c) the run takes in part of the Crackpots Mosaic Trail.

    How do I volunteer to help?

    As a community run event we rely on volunteers to make it all work. If you'd like to help that would be fantastic, thank you. Please register your details here and someone will be in touch nearer the time.

    Is there a cut-off time?

    Yes, the cut-off time is 2 hours.

    Can I listen to music?

    No, sorry, you'll have to listen to the ground nesting birds and babbling brooks instead! Any runner found using an audio device or mobile phone will be disqualified.

    Is water provided?

    Yes, water will be provided at approx. 6.8km and at the finish line. Please bring your own cup - we are a plastic-bottle free event.

    Is the event licensed?

    Yes, our provisional RunBritain licence number is 2023-46190.

    Can I win 2 cash prizes?

    Don't be greedy! If you win a prize for being in the fastest 3 runners and you are also the fastest local, the fastest local prize will go to the fastest local who isn't also a fastest 3 winner!

    Who qualifies as a 'local' runner?

    A 'local' runner is any runner with a HG4 postcode.

    Which is the fastest club?

    The first 3 runners affiliated to the same club wearing club vests. Only applies to runners who have an affiliated entry in the RaceBest platform and who specify their running club name.

    Where do I get the race information pack?

    Where can I see the results?

    You can view the 2023 results here.

  • Get in touch

    We'll get back to you shortly.