Wiggle Ay Up! Yorkshire Sportive U16
This sportive event will start and head back to Thirsk Racecourse. The event have three route options: Epic 91 miles , Standard 55 miles and Short 31 miles. Expect a well earned finishers medal, T shirt and Free Powerbar Recovery Bar at the finish.
Fun Runs and Kids Events in 2020
As the name suggests a fun run is a non competitive and in many cases are designed for children to take part in, though there are also plenty for adults to enjoy too. Because no one is keeping score, these races have a much more relaxed attitude and as such many will have a theme or element to them that makes them very unique compared to usual races.
You may see many fun races where people dress up in costume and run the entire race that way – it’s all part of what makes these runs fun! More recently Colour Runs such as the Wiggle Color Vibe have become very popular amongst first time runners as they offer short distances whilst keeping things relaxed and fun.
Training for a fun running can vary a lot depending on what elements the race has to it – as such you should find out all the info you can well in advance and then tailor your training to what you need to do on the day. As mentioned though many of these races are designed with kids in mine so you may just wish to go down to one and have a great family day out at an event such as the Big Fun Run
Kids Fun Run
These types of event are fantastic for children and alot of providers offer reduced entry prices for them too. Look out for ones that allow fancy dress, they will always appeal more to children if they can run as their favorite super hero or cartoon character!
Fun Runs for Charity
There are plenty of runs where you can also raise money for a charity, you can use our charity filter in the left search to find charities that support events. They will normally set you a fundraising amound and even give you sponsorship forms to help track any money raised.
The Aye Up Yorkshire Sportive will start from the well-equipped and convenient Thirsk Racecourse. There are 3 routes available - Epic 91, Standard 55 and Short 31.
The route starts with an easy rolling warm-up across open Moors which will prepare you for the first challenge of the day, the climb to the White Horse at Kilburn. Thomas Taylor commissioned the epic ‘White Horse’ which has become a National icon. Heading north past Roulston Scar and along Sutton Bank the route offers spectacular views to the west over Thirsk.
At Boltby Scar the short course turn for home whilst the standard and epic routes continue east for more stunning views, quiet roads and history at the ancient Rievaulx Abbey in the Rye Valley. The climb to Rievaulx Moor see's the epic route continue north along Newgate Bank up to Cross Holme, Cold Moor and Hasty Bank before descending through the trees to the rather picturesque Stokesley – the Mill here was mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086.
A short respite from the hilly moorland terrain will allow you to recover before hauling up the epic Shepherd Hill onto Osmotherley Moor which feels remote - it’s a proper adventure now! Heading east under the watchful gaze of the Whitestones atop Black Hambleton you will descend Hawnby Moor crossing rivers and passing grand manor houses and castles as you head back to Thirsk. At the finish you will receive your well-earned finishers medal, T shirt and Free Powerbar Recovery Bar. You can enjoy refreshments, bike wash facilities and massages whilst you reflect on what will have been a big day out!
Please Note: Children under 16 must ride with paying adult, valid ID is required.