GP 2023 Race 2: Kirkstall

Date & Venue

Race Date: Tuesday 23rd May 2023

Race Time: 7:30pm start (registration from 6:30pm)

Race HQ: Burley Rugby Union Club, 194 Abbey Road, Hawksworth, Leeds, LS5 3NG. All runners must sign in before the race.

Host Club: Kirkstall Harriers


Entry will close at midnight on Sunday May 21st.

Entry costs £5, and open to all runners who are 35+ and affiliated to YVAA. Affiliation may either be via membership of an affiliated club, and as an individual. Affiliated 33- and 34-year-olds may also run as guests.

To enter the race, you must first register for the Grand Prix series, which is free.

There will be no entry on the day.


This is a ~10k multi-terrain race over grass, footpaths, pavements and paths within a wooded area. Given the time of year road shoes should be okay, but if conditions are wet, trail shoes may be better.


Parking over the road adjacent to Abbey House Museum or in the streets behind the Vesper Gate Pub. Please car share if possible and park considerately for the locals if parking in the streets. Changing rooms, and toilet facilities in the race HQ. There is only one small shower block though. Cakes and biscuits will be available after the race.


From Leeds City Centre – Approx 3 miles west from the town centre on the A65.

Notes to all runners and spectators

  1. All runners must sign in at Race HQ before starting, even if they already have their race number from a previous race. This is for safety reasons: we need to know who has gone out onto the course so we can be sure everyone has finished safely.
  2. All races in the YVAA Grand Prix series are multi-terrain running races not suitable for wheelchairs and will include areas of rough uneven ground, slippery muddy surfaces, woodland, scrub, fields and sometimes moorland so any runner entering one of these races must be confident that they are physically capable of coping with these conditions. If you are unsure then please contact the organizing club or YVAA sec.
  3. As these races are for over 35’s and no children will be running. The organizing club will not have crèche/child minding/lost child facilities available. Runners and spectators must therefore be responsible for their children, if in attendance, at all times. Our only option would be to call police to take care of child.
  4. Spectators are welcome but are reminded not to stray onto the course and hinder runners. If spectators choose to spectate at areas away from the finish they are reminded of the possibly difficult conditions underfoot and the footwear consequently needed. If spectating at road crossings, please do not put yourself or other road users at risk.

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