Get motivated with a summer sporting challenge

Even with the help of one of our personal trainers, everyone struggles to stay on top of their workout plan at some point. Many people find that exercising with friends can improve their commitment, while others hate the idea of sharing their training schedule with somebody else. It can be particularly tricky in winter, as dark nights and cold weather make it harder to get off the sofa after a long day at work.

Spring is a season of renewal; longer days lift our mood and boost motivation. It’s also a great time to take a look at your existing exercise goals and identify where you can push yourself just a little bit harder. Nothing focuses the mind like an upcoming challenge so we’ve put together a list of some of the events coming up in Yorkshire this summer.

Open to people of all ages and abilities, there’s no better excuse for combining an energising workout with friends and family whilst raising funds for worthy causes.

Xercise Fitness Haxby is helping several gym members prepare for these events, why not join them and raise even more funds for worthy causes

14th April

Bridlington Children’s Easter Egg Scurry and 5 Mile Dash

Start from the attractive Sewerby Hall at 9.45am.

Easter is just around the corner so get the family together for these child and teen friendly events in Bridlington. After a short run along the cliff top participants get to boost their energy with a chocolate treat. What could be better?

30th April

Kirkbymoorside 4K Adult Fun Run, 4K Teenagers Race and Children’s 1 Mile Race

Starting at the high street Memorial Hall at 1.00 pm.

Pack up the car and head to Kirkbymoorside for a fun day of running that offers something for every age group.


6th May

The Hardmoors 110 Ultramarathon

Starting from Filey Brigg Country Park at 8.00 am.

A stark contrast to the previous two events is this 110 mile trail run across beautiful Yorkshire countryside.  Hardmoor events are staged throughout the year and sell out quickly, so check out their website and get signed up.

28th May

Humber Bridge 10k

Starting at the Humber Bridge at 10.00 am.

Take in one of the most striking views of East Yorkshire as you run across the famous Humber Bridge.

21st May

York Rally Sportive

A precursor to the family friendly York Cycle Rally later in the summer, the York Rally Sportive claims to be one of the hardest sportive events around and includes beauty spots such as Hutton Le Hole, Danby and Farndale. With a choice of 100km or 140km, this event certainly isn’t for the fainthearted.


18th June

Are You Taking the P?

Rowntree Park at 9.00am

Father’s Day sees the return of ‘Are You Taking The P?’ – starting from Rowntree Park – in aid of York Against Cancer and their work helping men survive prostate cancer. A number of members here at Xercise Fitness are taking part this year including our very own Kevin Arksey. Why not drop by and show them some encouragement!


24 – 25th June

The York Rally

Found on York Knavesmire since 1945.

A fun weekend for everything related to cycling. This family friendly event has lots of different activities on offer, from an easy ride along National Route 65 to grass track racing from British Cycling. Adults will be pleased to find the real ale and food tent, along with live musical entertainment.


2nd July

York Triathlon

Starting at York Sports Village at 8.30am.

York triathlon includes an indoor pool, and you can even do it as part of a relay team. Simply pick the discipline you love the most and get two friends to choose what they’d like to do before signing up.

29 + 30th July

Tough Mudder

Starting at Broughton Hall, Skipton at 8.00 am.

This popular, multi-terrain certainly run lives up to its name with the choice of a 10, 5 or 1 mile obstacle course.


6th August

ASDA Foundation York 10K

Starting on York Knavesmire at 9.00am.

If you really can’t take a break over the summer season choose this popular, flat route for a run right through the historic heart of our beautiful city.

Virtual Runner UK

Pick a challenge you fancy or support a charity with these accessible, online events. From Star Wars themed runs to a fun take on Wonder Woman, complete the challenge in the comfort of Xercise Fitness before logging your achievements virtually to win a unique medal.


To learn more about how Xercise Fitness Haxby can help you beat your own fitness goals this summer call 01904 760707 or drop by the gym for a friendly chat with one of the team.