Boxing Day Run

Last Held:

26 December , 2023

Add to Calendar December 26, 2023 09:30 Holmfirth Harriers Event:

At a Glance:

An off-road social run held each Boxing Day for all runners - senior and junior - of all abilities as well as their families. The distance is up to 9 miles, but with lots of turn back points allowing for shorter runs.

HQ: Neiley

Start Time: Meet from 9:00 for a 9.30 start

Cost: Free

Distance: From 3 to 9 miles.

Terrain: Over the usual footpaths used on our summer runs but with added mud!


This year's Boxing Day Run visits numerous red telephone boxes that are dotted around the valley. The run is open to all members - whether junior or senior - and families are welcome to come along and join in on what is a relaxed and friendly run suitable for all abilities. 


The clubhouse will be open at 9:00, giving each runner chance to obtain a raffle ticket when they arrive. The run will then start at 9:30. Studded shoes are advisable given the wet conditions underfoot, and all runners should wear clothing appropriate for the weather forecast.


Each phone box represents a turnback point, giving 3, 5, 7, and 9 mile options so that you can run as far as you like!  We will have a group photo at each phone box - fancy dress and Santa hats are strongly encouraged! The full route along along with all turnback points can be viewed below:



The clubhouse will again be open after the run for anyone who wishes to shower and/or change. We will then be following this up with festive drinks and a chinwag at O'Briens Bottle Shop & Beer Cafè in Holmfirth from 12:00, where we have the first floor reserved.


We hope you can join us for what will be a fun and relaxed social event!

Come along to our Boxing Day run…

How to attend the Boxing Day Run

Just turn up at the time shown above. Registration is not needed.