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The Ben Campbell 5k & 10k Trail Run

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Date and time

10:00 am

Event Enquiries

Tel.: 07900 927580

Event Location

The White Horse Car Park, North York Moors National Park, Low Town Bank Road, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2EY

Event ID#


Event Category:

Running Events > Trail Race

Event Description

The Ben Campbell 5k & 10k Trail Run

April 17th 2016  10am – 12:30pm

Around Sutton Bank’s White Horse, Kilburn Woods and Hood Hill.


This race has been organised as a non profit charity event, celebrating the life of Ben Campbell and supporting a charity to help children and young people get into sport.

Ben Campbell, a friend of ours, who grew up in Thirsk, tragically died at the age of 36 in Jan of this year, very unexpectedly, from pneumococcal pneumonia.

Ben lived in Knaresborough in his later years with his partner Helen and young twin boys. He was an avid mountain biker, runner (for Knaresborough Striders) and obstacle racer – he did incredibly well in the Spartan Series last year and also won the Pain Barrier race in November last year – and this is how we know him best, through training for, and competing in, the obstacle races with him.

To celebrate his life we have organised a 5k and 10k trail run at Kilburn woods. We have permission and the blessing from the family to name the event after him and we are hoping it will become an annual occasion. 

Ben loved a challenge and it is for this reason that this idyllic location has been chosen. Not only does it it encompass the true beauty of the North Yorkshire countryside but the terrain itself is a challenge to run on, we are sure you will truly enjoy it.

The course fully way marked and marshalled, both hilly and muddy in places with breathtaking scenery. It presents itself to both seasoned and beginner runners aged 18 years or over with 5K and 10K races starting 15 minutes apart.

There are a limited number of entries available as it’s the first event to be held here, 50 for the 5K and 200 for the 10K.

Medals will be awarded for the first 3 Males and first 3 Females to complete each race as well as a trophy for the out right winner of each race.

Event Terms

I know that running a trail race is a potentially hazardous activity. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to my ability to safely complete the run. I assume all risks associated with running this event, including but not limited to, falls, contacts with other participants, the effects of the weather, including rain, high heat or humidity, traffic and the conditions of the trail, the possibility of collisions with vehicles, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act in my behalf, waive and release the ‘Ben Campbell Trail Race’, JDW Fitness and any race officials or volunteers, their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event. I agree to withdraw from this event if so instructed by a race official. I grant the race organizers the free use of my name, and any photos or videos of me for any use they see fit. I acknowledge that my entry fee is non-refundable, including if the race is cancelled because of an act of nature or man.

Further information from the Organiser

You should collect your race pack/number at the venue on the day at the event. Please arrive in good time.

Event Organiser

Name: John Withinshaw

Link to events website:

Supporting Document(s):
  • Ben Campbell 5k 10k
  • Ben Campbell 5k Route
  • Ben Campbell 10k Route

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