Happy Yorkshire Day


It’s true that us Yorkshire folk are very proud to be from Yorkshire and on Yorkshire Day we must celebrate this fine county that we are lucky to call home. Our blessing is also that Kirkbymoorside sits on the edge of the North York Moors – one of the Yorkshire two National Parks (yes 2 – the other is the Yorkshire Dales in case you were wondering).

But, our annual 10k road race in Kirkbymoorside attracts runners from not only Yorkshire but from all over the country and we’re always pleased to welcome everyone to our town and show off what a beautiful place we have here.

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So, do you want to come and see what all the fuss is about and also run a great 10k road race on May Day Sunday in 2018? Of course you do! Well, entries will open on Sunday 1st October so set a reminder in your diary and book your place early avoid disappointment as the event sold out for 2017.

Have a wonderful Yorkshire Day 2017!



Ultra Marathon for School Build


The Kirkbymoorside 10k raises funds for the PTA groups of Kirkbymoorside and Gillamoor primary schools – both of these are feeder schools to Ryedale school so this campaign is close to our hearts.

Staff and Governors from Ryedale School will be running a 30 mile ultra-marathon to raise funds towards the new school build which is now well under way. The cost of the build is coming directly from the school budget so any money raised will reduce the effect of an effective reduced operating budget for may years to come.

We are very excited about our new build at Ryedale School which is now underway and will enable us to grow to accommodate 700 students. The project, including refurbishments of existing classrooms, will greatly enhance our facilities and learning environment, benefiting our students now and for years to come. The building work will be paid for from the school’s general funding and is not dependant on donations. However, as staff we want to do our bit, alongside our superb Friends of Ryedale School (formerly our PTA), to help raise as much money as possible so we can repay the loan required for this project as soon as possible – hence the Ultra Marathon!

We will be running 30 miles on Saturday 14th October 2017- the route will take in each of our feeder primary schools: Gillamoor, Kirkbymoorside, Sinnington, Hovingham, St Hildas, St Benedicts, Helmsley and Nawton, finishing at Ryedale School. We would greatly appreciate your support in raising as much money as possible for Ryedale School.

Mark McCandless, Executive Headteacher

Any donation amount will be a fantastic contribution to this cause. If you are in a position to help then please following the link below to the fund raising page.

Click here to donate

Announcement: Our 2017 Fund Raising Total Revealed


From the moment we started planning our 2017 event we wanted to improve on our fund raising total from 2016. For many reasons 2016 was a poor year financially for us; low entries and lack of sponsorship being the overriding factors.

We’re pleased to announce that our 2017 event has raised an amazing £6089.50!

This is truly a marvellous achievement. It may seem odd for us to publicise our “profit” but remember that we are a fund raising event and every penny of this money goes to the charitable PTA groups of Kirkbymoorside CP School and Gillamoor CofE School.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in staging this event – without our army of volunteers it simply couldn’t happen. We’d like to thank our sponsors for their generosity and support of this community event. Finally we’d like to thank everyone that entered our event in 2017 – whether it be the 10k (which sold out!), the teen 4k, the children’s 1 mile or the kiddies dash – this simply wouldn’t be possible without all you wanting to run our fantastic races in our fabulous location here in Kirkbymoorside.

Planning for 2018 is well under way now – put a mark in your calendar for Sunday 6th May. Your feedback from our post event survey has been digested and improvements will be made for next year in certain aspects to make 2018 even better! Entries for 2018 aren’t yet open  – but join our mailing list to make sure you hear it first.