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30th Jolly Holly Jog & Fun Run

UKA licence: 2017-27933

Welcome to the 30th JHJ – a one-lap, scenic, multi-terrain undulating course of approximately 10k that is run mainly on footpaths through the magnificent Studley Royal deer park – and now part of the Ripon Runners Hornblower Series (follow the link to enter the series if you already have a JHJ place).

Sunday 31 December

Start time: 11:00 am

We’re sorry if you didn’t manage to get a place this time. There’s always our Ripon 10 mile race through and around Fountains Abbey to look forward to on the 13 May 2018 or the Burn Valley on 8 July 2018!

All the information you will need about the race is shown below, including maps of the race route and a parking map, which you can download.

To see the list of entrants go to: Race numbers will be assigned close to race day.

There’s now a waiting list for any returned places, so if you have a place and can’t make it, there’s a good chance that we can resell it. Just email

Race numbers: Handed out on the day with a re-usable shoe tag for race timing

Entry fees: £14.00 (running clubs members), £16.00 (unattached runners)

Race information: Download a PDF of the race information.

Minimum age: 15


Fun run

If there are any entrants with children who like to run we are holding the Fun Run as usual before the main race.


Transfer of race number: not permitted on the day; however this is possible if you email the recipient’s full entry details, as listed below to by 26 December:

Date of birth
Gender (if not obvious from name)
Email address
Phone number
Club (if required)


As in the last two races we’re providing portaloos at the start/finish line. Please make use of them and not the surrounding bushes, which has been ruled as unacceptable by the landowner, Harrogate Borough Council. Failure to comply may put at risk our ability to hold any further races.

Conditions of entry

No refunds. No use of iPods or MP3 players, or use of any device that might affect your ability to hear a race marshal’s instructions.

Runner safety

We take our duty of care responsibilities very seriously to ensure you, and all support personnel involved in the race, have a safe and enjoyable day. That’s our bit!

As an entrant you have a responsibility to ensure you are properly prepared, adequately trained, and fit. If you are unsure how to do this there is excellent advice and help on this website:

Chip timing

This is now standard practice at our races. We’ve recently invested in re-usable shoe tags, which along with race numbers will be handed out on the day. Please follow the fitting instructions carefully. If no tag is fitted, your time will not be recorded.

Race headquarters

(map of race HQ and start/finish line)
Ripon Rugby Club, Mallorie Park Drive, Ripon HG4 2QD


Parking is available in the city centre – full details are available on this website:

The maximum walking time to Race HQ (Hell Wath Nature Reserve) from all car parks and designated parking streets is 15 minutes. Please bear in mind that another 5-10 minutes is needed to get to the race start/finish on Hell Wath Nature Reserve.

Please note: There is limited on-street parking in the general area of the race HQ. As this is a residential area, please park considerately and on only one side of the road to ensure free movement of traffic, particularly on the B6265 (Mallorie Park Drive), which is a busy through-road to Pateley Bridge.

We’ve prepared a map showing most of the available parking around race HQ: download the race parking map

The course (race map, online map)

The race starts on Hell Wath Nature Reserve, goes up Whitcliffe Lane onto public footpaths through Mackershaw Woods and Studley Roger Deer Park. It returns to Hell Wath Nature Reserve via Plumpton Lane and past Hell Wath Cottage. The course is not suitable for wheelchairs, prams or pushchairs. A route map will be displayed at Race HQ on the day.

Please Note: The race has been re-routed out of the main gate at Fountains Abbey, right up Plumpton Lane and then left on a private green lane to avoid the road crossing in Studley Roger village.