Who are Ogden Runners?

We are a small, very informal group of runners based around the trail routes of Ogden, Halifax.

We are NOT an affiliated club and we DON’T profess to coach you how to run…..

…..but we ARE happy to show and take you out running along the great trail routes that surround Ogden Water!

If you enjoy the delights of Ogden then you’re welcome to join us for a run at a time convenient to you.   If you’d like to run on a more regular basis then we can recommend joining a local friendly running club, such as Stainland Lions, where you’ll be able to meet with many runners of varying abilities who will help you improve and, if you wish, reach your potential.

At Ogden Runners, we don’t have regular specific sessions, but tend to meet up on an adhoc basis often at short notice.

Ogden Water

Nestled beneath a backdrop of undulating woodland and open hills is the scenic Ogden Water; a 34 acre reservoir surrounded by 174 acres of mature mixed woodlands and open moor .  Ogden Water is ideally suited for runners!

The popular 1.22 mile trail track around the reservoir is ideal runners of all abilities. In addition to numerous trail routes winding through the woods, the more adventurous of you may prefer the barren delights of the open moors to put your fell running ability to the test!

As a Green Flag Award winning park, Ogden Water has recently been voted as one of the nation's top 10 favourite parks in the People's Choice Awards.

Where will you find us?

As the name suggests you will mostly find us on all routes in and around Ogden!

For those unfamiliar with the area, the address is Ogden Water Country Park, Ogden Lane, Keighley Road, Halifax. HX2 8YA. Follow the "Ogden Water" sign at Keighley Road/Ogden Lane junction by the Causeway Foot Inn.

There are usually a few of us at the Huddersfield Parkrun on Saturday mornings (a free 5k timed run, 9am start) so feel free to join us there!
But please ensure that you’ve signed up first at  www.parkrun.org.uk/register.

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Welcome to Ogden Runners

How much will it cost me?

Nothing - it's all free! Our philosophy is that everyone should be able to enjoy the open countryside. You may run for personal pride or general health and fitness, but above all we want you to experience the satisfaction of burning off a few calories in the fresh air as opposed to just lounging around on your sofa!

If you’d like to venture further from the Ogden area and discover some scenic routes along the canals, footpaths, trails and roads around Halifax then we strongly recommend supporting a local running club,  such as Stainland Lions.  Details can be found on their website, and by joining you will be automatically registered with England Athletics, and qualify for discount on race entry fees.


Ogden Runners cannot be held responsible for loss, accident or injury arising under any circumstances.

All members must participate at their sole risk and sole liability.

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What do I do now?

If you would still like to know more, just email info@ogdenrunners.com