The 2023 instalment of the Holmfirth 10k will be held on 15th October 2023. Check back soon for full details!
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 small goody bag upon completing the race.
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.
Entry link will be published here in due course.