About Great Owl Running

Great Owl Running was born out of the wish to put on some fun races, on some of our personal favourite trails, all discovered whilst living in and exploring Leeds.

At Great Owl Running, we have the upmost respect for race organisers big or small and their efforts to entertain our legs for a morning or afternoon. Over the last few years we have collectivly entered a variety of races, from the London Marathon to the Guiseley Gallop; the Abbey Dash to the Three Peaks Race; from fast and flat, to the fells and the hills. 5k to 50k, ParkRun to PECOXC. Technical T’s and finishers medals, cups of tea and a trips to the St Johns Ambulance. We’ve seen it all…

You’d think with so many races the market would be saturated, possibly? No! Many people find that after joining a club, a wealth of options are presented to them. It becomes possible to fine tune what it is you want from a race. We think we can help with just that.

We want to keep things relatively simple, and reasonably priced. So if you like a fun, challenging and a good looking course look no further. Lets all have a chinwag about our race experience over a cup of hot soup and crusty roll and maybe even pint at the end.

The main goal of Great Owl running is to start a community of kind like minded souls from the front to the back (and the mid-pack) without breaking the bank. We like to keep it personal.

Our current events include The Holly Hustle and the Bramley Fall Tag Team Trail Race. They are inclusive races for anyone. Those who maybe want to try trail running for the first time, alongside challenging seasoned veterans who know the course like the back of their hand and want a fast paced trail race.

There should be a few more in the pipeline, we have a few ideas, so watch this space!