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Holme Pierrepont 40th Grand Prix

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Tuesday 25th June to Thursday 4th July 2024

Entries Open
Monday 1st January 2024
Entries Close
Friday 21st June 2024
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607 Participants
Entry Fees

One Race: £14.00 (Affiliated £12.00)
Two Races: £20.00 (Affiliated £18.00)
Three Races: £27.00 (Affiliated 25.00)
Four Races: £32.00 (Affiliated £30.00)

Early Bird until 17th May
4 races for price of 3!

Entries Secretary - Sue Whitehead

An exciting series of 4 mid-week evening races set over 2 weeks with individual and spot prizes.  Includes the East Midlands Club Challenge to win the Steve Shanks Memorial Trophy.  Take advantage of our early-bird offer with 4 races for the price of 3 (until 17th May). 

New for 2024: Measured 5 mile course, return of the famous Grand Prix t-shirt, water at the end of each race, chip start and finish timing, live results, social awards evening at The Boat Club after the last race. 

All races start at 7:15pm and are under UKA rules:  

  • Tue June 25th, Rushcliffe Country Park, 4 miles  

  • Thur June 27th, Holme Pierrepont Country Park, 10k*  

  • Tue 2nd July, Colwick Park, 5 miles*  

  • Thur 4th July, Embankment, 5k*  

* Official measured distance  

Remember to smile 😊 our official race photographers will be there; all photos are free and will be posted to social media after the event.  

The four events are inclusive to all runners with no time cutoffs; all abilities are welcome. They’re brilliant, friendly events whether you’ve been racing for years, are new to running or looking for a next step after Parkrun or "Couch to 5K". All of the courses are on road or hard-packed paths with a small amount of grass at Rushcliffe. They are largely flat (which are perfect for going for a PB).  


East Midlands Club Challenge: best placed running club with over 10 entries in all four races (min of 5 female scores per race per team).  The entrants do not have to be the same 10 runners across all races.  Clubs do not need to set up their teams on the entry form, we will pull out the top 10 results. 

Individual prizes across all age categories for women and men (Open: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male/Female, then 35+, 45+, 55+, 65+, 75+ Male/Female).    There will be no multi-prizes in 2024, i.e. 1st, 2nd and 3rd M and F will not be eligible for additional age category prizes.  

Spot prizes (including free entry to other local events) and a raffle on the last night at the social event.

40th Anniversary T-Shirts

Runners who enter all 4 races will be able to buy a t-shirt at the cost price of £8.78 each (i.e. at no profit to us). These can be pre-ordered up to 17th May, are in recycled Neoteric™ fabric, and come in unisex or ladies/slim fit.  T-shirts can be collected at the awards venue by showing your bib.  It's the GP's 40th anniversary which is noted in the t-shirt design.

Sponsors and Charity

Thanks to our sponsors: Up and Running, Great British Sports Cars, The New FAT and Tescos.

We will be donating excess profits to our charity: CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young). 

Practical Info 

Plenty of parking and toilets are available at each race and the events are well supported with enthusiastic and encouraging marshals and spectators. Race numbers/bibs are available for collection on the night.  Ensure you leave plenty of time to park, collect your number, warm up, etc. (bring safety pins if you have any spare).  Please note that you’ll need to keep your number for all of the races you take part in.   Ear phones (including bone conducting) are not allowed due to EA Regulations: some events are on or close to roads and it's important to be able to communicate to runners during an emergency situation.

The social awards evening on the last night will be at The Boat Club from 7:30-10:30 p.m. with the option to purchase food and drinks.  Here we will give out the pre-ordered t-shirts and prizes.  There will also be a raffle that all runners can enter by submitting their race bibs.

Limited on-the-day entries will be available for £20 (but entrants are not eligible to win series prizes).

Participant min age needs to be 13 to run races 1, 3 or 4 and 15 to run race 2. The SI Entries validation rules only allow us to check for >15 so please contact us (using organiser email) if you are 13 or 14 and want to enter.

In order to keep the entry price (e.g. admin costs) as low as possible we do not offer cancellations, refunds or transfers.

Do let us know if you have any questions, we’d love to help you out.  Further details of the events will be sent out by email a few weeks before the first event, and you can keep up to date with the event details and results: Grand Prix | Holme Pierrepont RC (

Race photos will be posted on our Facebook page here:

We can’t wait for you to join us in 2024! 

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