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Howler Summer Trail Half Marathon

August 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm BST


Join us this Summer for the Inaugural Howlers Summer Trail Half…

Taking you on a journey over the stunning Holcombe Moors, all the way to the Grane Reservoirs!

Sat 10 Aug 2019 at 9am

Hare & Hounds Pub, Holcombe, BL0 9RY

Starting and ending at the Hare & Hounds Pub, we will have the BBQ firing and the bar open… And, a team ready to hand you your well earned Howlers Bling on your return!

The route quickly takes you up towards Peel Tower and then skirts left of the track, taking you over Harcles Hill and directly on to the ancient Pilgrims Cross site.  From there you will continue on to the Rossendale Way until you reach Musbury heights offering you stunning views across the Grane Reservoirs.  From here you will enjoy undulating terrain back towards Bull Hill and into the valley dropping back down to the finishline.

The Summer Trail Half is a 1 lap, marked course with marshals out for your safety.  Of course this is a trail run and although marked, we always advise learning the route and we make it a compulsory to have either a GPX or map on race day as the fog can drop, the signage can be removed or you might simply miss a marker and head in the wrong direction.

As with all Howler events, we try and make it the best day and experience possible as well as offering recce runs of the route weeks in advance to make the event more enjoyable and social leading up to the day.


There is plenty of free parking in and around the area of the start line.  Please be at the start line at 8.40am for a race brief.


  • Pack / Belt able to carry atleast 500ml water
  • Snack
  • Hat and Gloves (forecast dependant)
  • Waterproof Jacket (forecast dependant)
  • Clothing to suit the weather conditions
  • Money
  • Fully Charged Mobile
  • Map of Route or GPX
  • Medication (if required)


Registration will take place within the Hare and Hounds.  There will also be a bag drop available at this location free of charge.  Registration will be open from 7am.


Of course!


If there is an emergency situation with a runner on the fells, Mountain Rescue is on standby to extract.


If you decide to pull out of the race, you must let a marshal or a member of the Howler team know so we do not task Bolton Mountain Rescue unnecessarily.


Trail or Fell Trainers are advised for this event.


Runners are permitted to listen to music but we ask you only have 1 earbud in so you are able to hear any instructions from marshalling staff.


There will be a checkpoint on the route.  We also cater to Vegans!


There are toilets at the start line.  There will be no change facilities.


Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds however, runners may transfer there number to someone else up to 15 July 19


August 10, 2019
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Hare & Hounds Pub
400 Bolton Road West, Holcombe,
Ramsbottom, BL0 9RY United Kingdom
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