Bradford Millennium Way relay

Inevitably, due to the Coronavirus situation, we’re having to cancel the 2020 running of the event.

Due to the envisaged overload of re-arranged races in the late summer and autumn, we have decided NOT to re-arrange the 2020 race – we hope you will be able to compete in the 2021 running of the event on Sunday 13th June 2021. Any teams who have already entered the 2020 race will receive a full refund in the near future.

For runners on legs 2 and leg 3 finishing and starting at Laycock there will be a tea room in the village hall serving teas, coffees, soft drinks and home made cakes.

image024 The Bradford Millennium Way Relay is a relay of five legs with two runners per leg, taking place each June. Starting from and returning to Bingley, taking in Wilsden, Denholme, Oxenhope, Haworth, Oakworth, Steeton, Silsden, Addingham and Ilkley with some stunning scenery en-route. The race attracts teams from Yorkshire and Lancashire.

Link to Dave Woodheads photos from the end of Leg 1 2019

2019 Results    

Next Relay: Sunday, 13th June 2021

Registration: Bradford and Bingley Sports Club, Wagon Lane, Bingley, BD16 1LT
Start-time: Registation of team at the clubhouse by each team-captain from 07.00 (deadline 07.30), race starts at 08.00
Legs: relay of 5 legs with 2 runners on each leg (thus, a teamcomprises 10 runners)
Distance: 76km or 47¼ miles, involving approx. 1920m or 6300 feet of climbing (5 x 13-18 kms / 8-11 miles)
Categories: a) Open (men or women, 18 and over)
  b) Ladies (18 and over)
  c) Mixed (5 men and 5 women, 18 and over)
  d) Veterans (any combination of men and women 35 and over)
Prizes: Trophies for each category, plus fastest pair on each leg
Entries: £80 per team (includes memento to each runner, plus food and drink in the clubhouse after the finish); deadline 16th June 2019.
Teams: maximum 50 teams (100 runners per leg) – primarily from northern England, and particularly clubs with a speciality in “fell-running”
Cardinal rules: a) do a reckie of the route
b) runners must run together at all times as a pair
c) follow the Countryside Code
Terrain: Yorkshire Dales – footpaths along becks and through woods, tracks across fields, tracks across heather moorlands; very undulating; sandstone rocks and peat on moors. At this time of the year the ground should be mainly dry and not boggy.