This website provides information about the development of the  Ilkley Compact Athletics Training Facility, or CATF.


The Ilkley CATF

Our project is to provide a purpose built Compact Athletics Training Facility (CATF) to support the Wharfedale community with a quality track and field athletics facility; and provide a continuing pathway for athletes beyond the great foundations of the Junior Ilkley Harriers programme. This facility would be a major asset for the local area, thereby promoting continued participation in athletics and helping individuals to experience, enjoy and achieve their athletics potential.

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We need to raise a total  of £245k.  Here are some of the ways we can do it …

  • Junior Ilkley Harriers: has raised £20,000 to date
  • A Sport England Community Asset Fund grant has been applied for
  • Ilkley Carnival has made us the sole beneficiary of this year’s Ilkley Carnival (news article)
  • A Member Investment Loan will be launched in April/May 2017
  • Various funding opportunities are being investigated: Ilkley Round Table, Ilkley Parish Council
  • We will look at ‘Crowdfunding’ to kickstart the project in the community
  • Further fundraising efforts such as ‘Buy a metre’ of the Track, ‘easyfundraising’, etc.

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New website!

We’ve launched this new website ilkleyathletics.org.uk dedicated to the Ilkley Compact Athletics Training Facility as momentum is really growing on the project now and there will be lots of news! We’ll still post information on the Junior Ilkley Harriers Facebook group, with links back here.


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