The Baht’at Trail Marathon
11th June 2017, Full Marathon 9:00am, Half Marathon 9:30am
About the Run
The Baht’at trail marathon and half marathon are multi-terrain races taking place on the 11th June 2017 in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. Starting at Keighleys Victoria Park the race will head over Ilkley Moor and return back to the finish in Keighley. It will hopefully be chip timed with a wristband dibber system and will have a bespoke individual medal.
Any profits from the event will go to the Brathay trust, with donations to the local Scouts and a local school as they will be supporting the organisation.
Parking is available at Keighley Leisure Center which is next to the start / finish line. Alternatively there is parking just a short walk away in the retail park opposite to B&Q. Eastwood Community School will host the race Headquarters, providing toilets, changing spaces and bag drop. Pre and post race warm drinks and snacks (if we’re lucky they’ll do bags of home made pakoras!) will be provided by the school’s Parent’s group for a small charge.
Jonathan Carter – Organiser
Last year I ran 40 marathons in 12 months, raising money for the Brathay Trust. Part of this challenge included the 10 in 10 (a marathon a day for 10 days). This fundraising had allowed the charity to start projects in the Keighley area to support vulnerable young people find a positive path through life. Having raised almost £5,000 and seen how valuable every penny is to this small charity, I wondered how I could continue to support them? I’ve run nearly 100 marathons up and down the United Kingdom as well as in Europe and have often thought how I would organise a marathon myself. Now it’s time to turn those ideas and plans into a reality to do something I’m passionate about and to support this wonderful charity.
- Jonathan Carter
We would like to say a huge thank you to Keighley brewery Timothy Taylor’s for supporting the Baht’at Marathon. Timothy Taylor’s are supplying a bottle of their finest beer for every finisher of the marathon or half marathon.