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28th Jolly Holly Jog & Fun Run

UKA licence: 2015-13940

Welcome to the 28th 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.

We’re sorry if you didn’t manage to get a place this time. There’s always our 10 mile race round Fountains Abbey to look forward to on Sunday 15 May 2016!

Date: Sunday 27 December 2015

Start time: 11:00 am

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

Note: If you are concerned that you didn’t receive confirmation when you entered online, please read the Online Entry System Explained before contacting the Race Director.

Race information: Download a PDF of the race information

Participants list: You can view the final list. Race numbers will be allocated a day or so before the race.

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.

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.


Transfer of race number: not permitted on the day; however this is possible if you email the recipient’s full entry details, as listed on the paper entry form, to , no later than Wednesday 23th December.

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 headquarter and start/finish line

(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 (the Rugby club) from all car parks 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)

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 over Rose Bridge 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.