Shires and Spires Marathon, Half & 10k

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Shires and Spires Event

Shires and Spires Ultra Marathon | Multiterrain Marathon, Multiterrain Half Marathon & 10k

The race is based in the village of Naseby,  famous for the Battle of Naseby in 1645

Shires and Spires is a  four distance circular event with a mixture of trails and roads comprising 10K (road), Half Marathon, Marathon and Ultra Marathon (35 miles!) .  All distances start and finish at Naseby Village Hall which is a great central location close to the A14, M1 and M6 motorways.  The routes takes in the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside and for the Multi Terrain Marathon/Ultra Marathon the country houses of  Holdenby,  Althorp (home of the Spencer family and final resting place of Princess Diana), and  Cottesbrooke.

The Half Marathon and Marathon give a break from the usual road races at these distances and create a new challenge with the changing terrain. 

We have created a mini running festival with the chance to enjoy the excitement of race day regardless of the distance you are doing. 

The event is run in a clockwise direction on even years and anti-clockwise on odd years, both give you a different perspective on this scenic route.  Which is harder?  That’s for you to decide!


Sunday 14th May 2023 Registration from 7am on race day or 2pm until 4pm on Saturday 13th May

Start 08:30


£24/£35/£45  (Ultra – £55)

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Half Marathon


Ultra Marathon

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