Summer League

York Knavesmire Harriers Running Club is affiliated to the York and District Road Race League, commonly known as the summer league.

The league takes place each year between April and July. Ten local running clubs compete in seven 10k road races at venues in and around York and district. Clubs take it in turns to organise an event in their area and accurate times and places are taken and published for each race. Approximately 600 runners take part in the league. Clubs compete in their club colours and are given points and positions in categories reflecting age, gender and club.

The results from each race and each year are posted on here which helps to add to the interest and excitement of each event. At the end of the series entrants are given a handicap time for the final race, the slowest runners starting at a requisite time in front of the faster runners. In theory each runner has an equal opportunity of winning the final event. In practice most of the runners finish within a few minutes of each other with a final stampede to the finishing line! The final race is followed by a buffet supper and presentation evening.

The league takes the same format each year, with details are on here:

• Entry is straightforward, you have to create a user account, then complete the series entry. Payment is by bank or credit card.
• The series cost is £30 (correct for 2023)
• Entrants will need a UK athletics number and need to select the correct club from the list of participating clubs.
• Entry for the whole series closes a couple of weeks before the first race
• After that numbers with timing chips attached will be posted out directly to runners
Entry is available to all YKH members who have paid their membership fees for the current year.

Any problems with entry, contact the entry provider direct via the web site.

Please remember when entering races to always enter as a member of “York Knavesmire Harriers”, do not abbreviate or shorten please. (Unless this is not possible due to a drop down menu option for instance)