The Holmfirth 10k evolved from the Holmfirth 15; a popular fixture in the road calendar which was first held in 1968. 2022 sees 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. Separate male and female changing facilities will be provided and a baggage drop is available. Race numbers will 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 small goody bag upon completing the race. We have partnered with Just One Tree to plant a tree for each runner that registers to take part in the race. Planting a tree is one of the best things you can do to fight climate change, as they remove carbon dioxide from the air as they grow. They also provide a habitat for a wide range of endangered and loved species, and create clean air for us to breathe. To find out more, click this link to visit their website.
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, and they will also have a presence at Race HQ where further information can be obtained or a donation can be made.