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Our fifth year and a new(ish) course  

The Vale of York Half Marathon: the fast, flat, PB-loving half marathon in aid of Sue Ryder just got better.

This year (our fifth) the race will start on a real (but not live!) runway. Our hosts (and friends) at Sherburn Aero Club are closing the airfield to traffic to let you taxi to the start and take off (with clearance from Air Traffic Control) on 13.1 flat miles on scenic closed roads south of York.

For the novice runner this is a perfect introduction to a longer distance. For the more seasoned racer it is a genuine PB opportunity. And for those training for an autumn marathon it fits perfectly into your training schedule. Follow the event on Twitter and Facebook to get all the news on our fifth year surprises.


09:30 Sunday 15th September 2019 (TBC)


Sherburn Aero Club, New Lennerton Lane, Sherburn in Elmet, Leeds LS25 6JE

All parking will be at the Aero Club (see below).

How much?

£24 affiliated - £27 unaffiliated

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

Medal AND technical t-shirt for all finishers!


New start line!

For 2018, the race will start on a real runway (closed to aeroplanes while we're on it, mind). So the first 2 miles are different but the next 11.1 are the same.  We'll publish the route map as soon as we've measured it.

Course records

Dominic Shaw, New Marske Harriers AC, 1:07:45 (2015)

Susan Partridge, Leeds City AC, 1:16:01 (2015)


For the first time, all parking will be at the Aero Club and the race itself will start on a real runway.  Consequently access to and from the race car park will be strictly controlled.  All vehicles must be in the car park before 09:00 (when access will close) and no vehicle will be permitted to leave before 12:00 under any circumstances. For the safety and security of all runners, spectators, volunteers and Aero Club staff there will be no exceptions to this. 

Our charity partner for the Vale of York Half Marathon is Sue Ryder Manorlands. Manorlands Hospice is situated in West Yorkshire on the northern edge of the village of Oxenhope. They provide incredible palliative care and complementary therapy services to support people with life-limiting conditions which can involve complex physical or psychological problems.  


When all places are sold or after 12th August 2018, whichever is the sooner, your race entry fee will not be refundable in any circumstances.  While places are still available or prior to 13th August, you may apply in writing for a refund, which will be subject to an admin charge of £2.

Transfers will only be considered upon completion of a transfer form and you must request this from admin@racebest.com. Transfers are free, but will close 10 days prior to race day; no transfer will be processed after this deadline.

There are no deferrals.