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Sunday 10th December 2017


Marathon – start time 09:30

Half Marathon – start time 09:30

20 Miles – start time 09:30

10k – start time 09:30


Leeds Liverpool canal


Flat - out and back



The Leeds and Liverpool Christmas Cracker 2017

The Leeds and Liverpool Christmas Cracker will be a jolly good merriment of festive fun. There will be tables laden (scrooge style) with mulled wine, chocolate baubles and Christmas cake, Yum, Yum and there maybe even a plum pudding and bauble designed medal at the end.

Interestingly ‘A Christmas Carol’ the famous Scrooge story penned by Charles dickens was believed to be inspired by Dicken’s stay in the Yorkshire town of Malton.  Back in the early 19th century a building in Chancery Lane, Malton housed the Smithson families, law practice. As part of his training Charles Smithson spent his time in London and met and formed a relationship with Charles Dickens.  Dickens spent a lot of time with the Smithson family in Malton. and it is believed that he modelled Scrooges counting house on the Chancery Lane premises.

‘Bah, Humbug’ Ebenezer Scrooge

‘Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it white’.  Bing Crosby


As is the norm with running events there are no cancellations, refunds or transfers, however if in the event of cancellation of the event due to unforseen circumstances, snow, adverse weather or similar then we'll offer a free transfer to a re-arranged date or the following years event. Please see our "It's Grim up North Running" policy for more information.

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