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  • About Us

    Runners have the opportunity to raise sponsorship monies for their favourite charities

    The NEW Nidderdale Run

    2017 is the first year of our new Run

    In 2017 the Rotary Club of Harrogate will organise a running event which will cover the route of the 20 mile Nidderdale Walk and will provide runners with the opportunity, if they wish, to raise money for their favourite charity. In this first year the Run will be limited to 100 runners.

    The Run starts and finishes in Ripley Castle. which is situated 3 miles from Harrogate in North Yorkshire on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    It is an historic attraction open to the public all year round and makes for a fascinating and entertaining day out. The house and grounds are set in a beautiful location that provides a magnificent backdrop to the Nidderdale Run.

    Over £800,000 raised for charity by walkers

    24 years of fund raising by walkers of all ages

    Amongst its many current enterprises the Rotary Club of Harrogate is the organiser of the highly successful Nidderdale Charity Walks which have raised over £800,000 for local charities over the 24 years it has been going.

    The Rotary Club of Harrogate

    Nearly 100 years of service

    The Rotary Club of Harrogate is one of the longest established in the United Kingdom with a record of over ninety years continuous service to the town of Harrogate and the wider community. It is especially noted for its contribution to the environmental movement in Rotary International.

  • The 20 Mile Route

    Take a look at the route map and then download a copy in the next section!

    20 Mile Run

  • Download Route Map

    Start time of the Run is 08h.15 (Registration from 07h.00) and the circular route starts from Ripley Village and takes in Clint, Hampsthwaite and follows the banks of the River Nidd to the ancient Packhorse Bridge beyond the village of Birstwith, the Nidderdale Way through the village of Dacre Banks onto Glasshouses, Brimham Rocks, Shaw Mills and back to Ripley.


    The route will be fully waymarked with red markers and there will refreshments along the route

    You can download the Route of the run by clicking on the button below.

  • Essential Information

    If you intend to take part in the Run it is essential that you download the following documents:

    • The Run Terms & Conditions Leaflet - Please read so that you fully understand the terms & conditions in relation to the Run.
    • The Run Information Leaflet - Provides essential information for runners.
    • Sponsorship Form - To use to record and sign up your sponsors.




  • Payment of Entry Fee

    Payment is made via PayPal - the secure on-line payment system. Don't worry if you do not have a PayPal account because you can still make secure payment via PayPal using your debit or credit card.

    If you are paying for more than one person please inform us of the other person(s) name in the notes section as you go through the payment process. Also please ensure you have submitted a completed Registration Form (previous section) for each person you are paying for.

    20 Mile Run
    The entry fee is £12 and covers -
    - Fully Marked Route
    - On route water.
    - Delicious hot food post race.
    - Goody bag from Run Sponsor Smithers Viscient
    Ensure you have completed the Registration Form above and please note that pre-registration and payment is required by 1st May 2018 - entries will not be accepted on the day.
    Coming soon
  • Sponsors

    We would like to thanks our sponsors for their invaluable support

    Smithers Viscient

    Environmental Testing & Regulatory Services

    Smithers Viscient performs environmental and consumer safety contract research and regulatory services for the crop protection, pharmaceutical, industrial chemical and consumer product industries. Smithers Viscient has performed standard guideline and higher-tiered environmental studies for over 45 years. We conduct studies that satisfy all global regulatory requirements.
    Smithers Viscient is a member of The Smithers Group, an independent global leader in delivering trusted solutions by integrating science, technology and business expertise. Our companies are innovative in adding value throughout the life cycle of our clients’ products utilizing testing, consulting, information and compliance services. Backed by a strong reputation and years of experience, every Smithers Group company brings you high quality services and expert guidance that you can trust.


    Contact us at:

    Tel: +44 (0) 1423 532 710



    Ripley Castle

    Ripley, Harrogate

    Ripley Castle and Gardens is situated 3 miles from Harrogate in North Yorkshire on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is an historic attraction open to the public all year round and makes for a fascinating and entertaining day out, in a beautiful location and makes for a magnificent backdrop to the Nidderdale Walks.

    The Castle is owned by Ingilby family who are one of the ten oldest families in the country still in the same residence and celebrated 700 years of history in the castle in 2009.

    Consequently there are fascinating stories to be told about the Castle and its inhabitants and because it has belonged to the same family for 26 generations, Ripley’s colourful and sometimes gruesome history is well documented.

    Once you have visited this fascinating Castle there are then the delights of the magnificent gardens and grounds and the surrounding village

    The Walking Englishman


    Mike Brockhurst, known as the Walking Englishman, has dedicated himself to providing a free walking resource website that exists to inspire you to go out walking in the countryside of Great Britain. His greatest wish is to get people out walking in the rich and varied countryside in our country and enjoy walking in the beautiful surroundings at our disposal. He has a passion for walking and want to share it.

    On the website he has provided all grades of walk for young to old, beginners to experienced, so everyone can have a go at finding a walk on the website to suit themselves. Go on, take a walk. And anyone who cannot find a walk for themselves can contact him and he will always help and try to find one suitable. His motto is : "Enjoy your walking."

    Mike has been a tremendous help in planning the Nidderdale Walks and developing the Walk Maps, which can be downloaded from this site.

    You can visit his website by double clicking on the photograph on the right.

    North Yorkshire Sport


    North Yorkshire Sport was founded in 1999 as a County Sports Partnership (CSP) covering the 7 District Authorities of Harrogate, Ryedale, Selby, Scarborough, Hambleton, Craven and Richmondshire, North Yorkshire County Council and the Unitary Authority of City of York Council.

    Our overall aims as an organisation are to promote and encourage increased participation in Sport & Active Recreation, whether as a participant, volunteer or coach, supporting the sports infrastructure (clubs / facilities / voluntary sector) and to create meaningful and lasting partnerships with a range of key partners interested in sport and the health & wellbeing of North Yorkshire residents.

    Our four Sporting Ambitions are:

    1. Increase the number of people taking part regularly in community grass roots sport and the number of young people in full time education accessing high quality sport and PE each week

    2. Increase the number of North Yorkshire residents competing at a regional, national and international level.

    3. Increase the number of people in North Yorkshire taking part in health related activity through sport.

    4. Build a strong adequately resourced sporting infra structure across North Yorkshire

  • Contact Us

    If you have any comments, suggestions or questions please contact us

    Rotary Club of Harrogate
    c/o Ascot House Hotel
    HG1 5HJ