Shires and Spires Marathon, Half & 10k

History and running in perfect settings

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 15th May 2022 Registration from 7am

Start 08:30


£23/£33/£40  (Ultra – £51)

Half Marathon


Ultra Marathon

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