Major Sporting Event to Masham: Long Course Weekend Yorkshire 6-8 September

We’re very excited to be hosting the 3 day Long Course Weekend sporting event here in Masham – why not register to take part?! Swimmers, cyclists and runners of all abilities will take explore our beautiful countryside and all it has to offer this September.

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“We are delighted to be hosting the latest Long Course Weekend in Masham. The town’s enthusiasm for hosting events is clearly evident and the passion and support the local community has shown us is second to none.”

“We also look forward to developing the legacy programme and working with the parish council to support local causes. The Long Course Weekend is built on local community partnerships to market a real Yorkshire experience to a global audience.”

Matthew Evans, chief executive of Global Long Course Weekend

Masham which sits on the outskirts of Nidderdale Area of Outstanding National Beauty, the Long Course Weekend is expected to bring athletes from across the globe to compete over 3 incredible days of world-class sport. With the unique LCW format, you can choose your challenge by selecting your preferred distances and disciplines for the weekend. You’ll have to do the longest distance in all three to get the coveted 4th medal though.

Friday kicks off with the Yorkshire Dales Swim, giving you the unique opportunity to swim in the stunning Grimwith Reservoir, deep in the Yorkshire Dales. Saturday will see cyclists start from Masham Market Square and take on the choice of 56 or 112 mile bike courses set in The Yorkshire Dales National Park in the Yorkshire Dales Sportive. Incorporating some of the sections in Tour de Yorkshire, Tour De France and UCI courses into our very own sportive course

Rounding up the weekend on Sunday, you have a range of distances from Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k to take in some of the spectacular surrounding countryside, returning to Masham where the massive crowds await you on the red carpet finish line.