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All aboard,
the Tuff Puff Chuff Chuff Challenge

Don’t miss the 14:00 NYMR special from Grosmont to Goathland! 

Set off with the train at Grosmont and head out on the rail trail to Goathland before returning along the edge of the Moors.  Will you get back to Grosmont station before the train? 



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Grosmont, North Yorkshire

Race HQ will be close to Grosmont Station and there will be a free event car park less than half a mile away.

Detailed route maps and entrant information will be published in due course.

How much?

£21 affiliated - £24 unaffiliated

No entry on the day. Entrants must be aged 17 years or over on the day of the race.

What's the route?

The race starts close to the engine sheds at Grosmont, and heads out on the rail trail to Goathland Station before returning along the edge of the Moors.  The route is 8.4 miles.

The train will set off on its return journey from Goathland at 15:05. The estimated return time for you to beat the train is approximately 1hr 20mins.

Detailed route maps and entrant information will be published in due course.

How long do I have to beat the train?

About 1 hour and 20 minutes. 

The train starts at the same time as the runners. When it gets to Goathland passengers will be able to get off and watch the race go by. The train will head further up the track to turn around and then come back to Goathland. It will then depart at 15:05 to get back to Grosmont around 15:20.

What are the goodies?

A bespoke Chase The Train medal for all finishers,  a winners' prize for those that beat the train and a consolation prize for those that don't!

Let the train take the strain

Your family and friends can follow the race through the spectacular scenery of the North Yorkshire Moors by buying return tickets on the Grosmont to Goathland Special so they can support you as you run!


North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Railway Conservation. Run by Volunteers. Not for profit

The race would not be possible without the help and support of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.  The North York Moors Historical Railway Trust is a not-for profit charitable organisation run as part of the local community. Day to day operation is carried out by volunteers with railway operations and business experience. A core team of paid staff together with approximately 100 full time staff and 50 seasonal staff, plan and operate the train service and work steadily to improve the quality of the infrastructure, the railway vehicles and experience to all visitors travelling on the railway.  You can find out more about the work of NYMR here.