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2018 Ripon 10

UKA licence number: 2018-30353

Welcome to the Ripon 10 (~10 miles) – probably the most scenic multi terrain race in England…

The race, which starts and finishes on Hell Wath Nature Reserve, is a hilly but picturesque course that leads the runners from Hell Wath around the Studley Royal Estate with beautiful views of Ripon and the stunning, surrounding countryside. It is now part of the Ripon Runners Hornblower Series (follow the link to enter the series).

Sunday 13 May, 2018

Start time: 10:00 am

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.

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)

Online entries:

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.

Paper entries: Download a form

Race information: Download a PDF of the race information

Minimum age: 17


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. Re-usable shoe tags 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.

Note: If you collect a timing tag on the day but for whatever reason decide not to run, please return your timing tag to the organisers at the Rugby Club.

Race headquarter and start/finish line

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

Please note: There is no access to and from the start at Hell Wath via the Cricket Club grounds. Please use the marked route via the football pitch (it’s the same distance and will keep the cricketers happy!).

Refreshments are available at the Rugby Club, before and after the race. Prizes will be presented at the Rugby Club after the race.


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 (downloadable map, online map)

The race starts on Hell Wath Nature Reserve, goes up Whitcliffe Lane onto public footpaths through Mackershaw Woods and then down to the Seven Bridges where it turns sharply right to go over the bridges and on up to Plumpton Lane and the entrance to the deer park. After going through the deer park and round the back of the Fountains Abbey estate the race makes its way back to Hell Wall via Fountains Lane and Whitcliffe Lane. The course is not suitable for wheelchairs, prams or pushchairs. A route map will be displayed at Race HQ on the day.

View this race on Good Run Guide