The Holmfirth 10k evolved from the Holmfirth 15; a popular fixture in the road calendar which was first held in 1968. 2022 saw the introduction of a new course which aims to show off the beauty of the Holme Valley and surrounding areas. If you like flat, fast road races in urban areas then this might not be the race for you. If however you like running in stunning countryside surrounded by rolling hills and moorland whilst pushing yourself on what is a challenging yet enjoyable course then we've got you covered!
The race begins on Greave Road in Hade Edge and immediately climbs up Dunford Road to Harden. It then drops down to Winscar and runs along the edge of the Reservoir before a second climb brings you up from Dunford Bridge on Winscar Edge. The route then turns left back onto Dunford Road where it undulates gently before a very quick final 2km brings you back down into Hade Edge where the race finishes with a lap of the recreation ground. The course is undulating but very runnable, and features fantastic views over Winscar Reservoir, Thurlstone Moor and beyond.
Click on the route below for an interactive version.
Race headquarters is at the Hade Edge Bandhall, HD9 2AQ. Race numbers are to be collected on the day, and registration will close at 9:15.
The Bandhall car park is for race officials only. There is ample on-street parking in the surrounding area, but please park respectfully and do not block any drives or limit access for others.
Where possible please consider car sharing to reduce traffic and congestion, and to limit carbon emissions.
The prize list is as follows:
All runners will receive a goodie bag upon completing the race.
The 2023 edition of the Holmfirth 10k has been selected as the Northern Masters 10k Road Championship Race. There is a £2 additional charge for Northern Masters entry, with medals being awarded to the first three finishers in each 5-year age category from 35 years plus. Northern Masters entry is open to current paid-up members only.
We are proud to support The Kirkwood, a hospice which provides specialist palliative care for the terminally ill in Kirklees. A donation from the race proceeds will be made to The Kirkwood.
We'd like to extend a huge thanks to JRM Physiotherapy for their support in staging this year's instalment of the Holmfirth 10k.
JRM Physiotherapy is a modern spacious private health clinic located in Meltham. The well-equipped clinic offers physiotherapy to both self-paying and health insurance patients, with no referral necessary. They specialise in musculoskeletal conditions, including injury and post-operative rehab, as well as pregnancy/birth. Each treatment is bespoke using tools such as acupuncture and shockwave alongside traditional physiotherapy, providing a holistic approach to therapy from injury prevention to rehabilitation.