Ingram Trail run

Ingram Trail Run: Half Marathon

Sunday 16th July 2017.  Half: £22.  SOLD OUT.  Held under UK Athletics Rules

Come and join us in one of England’s most remote settings. A chance to run in the secluded hills in and around the Breamish valley.  With free camping the night before you’re welcome to bring your family and visit some of the local attractions before hitting the hills for some trail running joy.  We’ll provide food, water, checkpoints, safety team and encouragement and at the end of it all you’ll get a t-shirt and medal.  The route covers the hills on the south side of Ingram valley.  This will take you along all the way to meet up with Salters Road and climb up Little Dodd before heading back via Chesters and the old hill fort that sits above Ingram.  A fine route with plenty to keep you interested and lots of undulations.  This route will be well signposted.

Race Essentials




Last Entry

Open fell


Info pack Sent out 1 week prior
Registration times 7am til 9am
Run start 9:30am
Off road 100% off road
Course records (long) NA
Parking Free parking at event on the same field the camping is on.
Prizes T-shirt and medal for all.  Male/female 1/2/3, V50


SOLD OUT! £22.  For terms and regulations regarding the event please click here.  Just to be clear, NO transfers, deferrals or refunds available.


No cut offs in place for this run. Take as long as you like. The only reason we’ll pull you out is on medical grounds.

Route Marking

The route will be fully marked. Marshals will line the way.  GPS files of the exact route will be sent out with the info pack.


The only checkpoint of significance will be half way round the route.  We can extract you from this point if needed.

Medical Info

If you have any medical conditions you must tell us in advance of the run.  A professional medical team will be on site to deal with major incidents.  First aiders can also be found around the course.  Each runner will be given essential safety info to take round with them that has key details on it.  Mountain Rescue are informed of the event.  The nearest hospital is Cramlington Accident and Emergency Hospital.

Mandatory Kit List

This is the Cheviots and although you do get still, sunny days you need to be experienced in and prepared for bad conditions.  This can range from hard rain to high winds.  The run won’t be called off due to bad weather (lightning apart) so you’ll just have to deal with it.  Here’s your list:

  • Enough fluid for 2 hours of running
  • Emergency whistle
  • Waterproof/Windproof jacket/gillet (can be one jacket)
  • Emergency survival bag – the plastic kind are just find and cheap as chips.
  • Food of your choice.
  • Mobile phone.  It will only work when high up but it can be a vital lifeline in an emergency.
  • OS Map OL16 1:25,000

This kit will be checked before the run starts as no chances will be taken out on the hill.


This is the map of last years route:

Ingram Half Marathon


Got something on your mind?  We might be able to help you here:

Do I need to register in advance?

Yes.  All participants must enter in advance using our online booking.  For registration info please see above.

Will we receive a map of the route?

You will be sent the map as part of the runner information pack around 1 week prior to the event.  There will be a map of the route on display in the registration area.  The route will be well marked but in the event of any issue refer to your map.  The route is well sign posted with marshals at key points.

Are there Age Limits for Participants?

Yes.  All runners must be 17 or over.

Should I bring my family?

Why not.  They can walk around Ingram or sit in the cafe in the event of bad weather.

Can I bring my dog?

You can bring your bog to the event but not out onto the hills.  This land is cultivated for game birds and as such the land owners request that dogs do not go out with runners on the event.

What Shoes Should I Wear?

Trail or fell running shoes are highly recommended.  Even in July the ground can be moist under foot.

Can we stay the night before?

Free camping is available right at the event HQ.  There are plenty of places to stay in the area should you be travelling from further afield.  Have a look at Wooler or Rothbury on Google for B&B’s.

Do I need a support team?

No.  We will man the event and make sure you get round OK.  You will need to bring essentials such as a kit list/compulsory items mentioned above.

What happens if I drop out?

We encourage anyone to try as hard as they can but there is no point in going beyond your limits.  Injury, fitness or even a family emergency may mean you have to leave the event.  If this happens on the course please go to the nearest checkpoint and let them know you are dropping out.  If you only go to one checkpoint please try and make it the registration area as this is the final count of who has finished and left the area.  If you don’t then we’ll presume you are missing and go on a man hunt!  Always sign out of the event.

Ingram Trail Run