The Burn Vally Run is a 1/2 Marathon run under UK Athletic rules. It is one the most scenic and demanding 1/2 marathons in England. The race starts and finishes in the market town of Masham, which is the gateway to Wensleydale.

The course is run entirely on minor roads. Starting from Masham market square and taking you through the grounds of Swinton Castle, one of our main sponsors, the course then follows the picturesque Burn Valley.

It rises to the Leeds Pals war memorial near the top of Breary Banks. From there it drops down past Spout House Farm and returns via Colsterdale and the villages of Healey and Fearby. Turning right at Fearby Cross there is a fast downhill section before climbing back to Swinton Castle, just 1.5 miles from the finish at Masham School.

There are drinks stations at Swinton Castle and Kell Bank Primary School, Pine Wood Manor, Pasture House, Kell Bank and Swinton Castle. There will also be toilets and medical facilities at Kell Bank School.

All funds raised from the Run go towards supporting local schools, plus youth and children projects in the Masham area. Over the past 20 years over £35,000 has been allocated to such projects.

Music is "Run" by Odaroo

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