GP 2023 Race 7 Ackworth

Date & Venue

Race Date: Sunday 1st October 2023

Race Time: 10:30am race start (registration from 9:00am)

Race HQ: Ackworth Cricket Club (ACC), WF7 7DF

Host Club: Ackworth Road Runners


Race entry costs £5, and is open to all runners who are 35+ and affiliated to YVAA. Affiliation may either be via membership of an affiliated club, or as an individual. Affiliated 33- and 34-year-olds may also run as guests, but cannot score points and will not be eligible for prizes.

To enter the race, you must first register for the Grand Prix series, which is free. Entry is online only, and will close at midnight on Friday 29th September. There will be no entry on the day.

Directions & Parking

All registration, results, presentation and and parking will take place within the grounds of Ackworth Cricket Club, Behind Boot & Shoe Pub, Wakefield Rd (A638), WF7 7DF.

Cars will be directed to the bottom of the field area, 150 yards.

The start is approximately half a mile away at the bottom of Dicky Sykes Lane (point A on the map below).

The race finish is at the cricket club.


Approximately 6 miles, multi-terrain.

The route is undulating within Fitzwilliam Country Park on mostly well marked and marshalled paths. There are two small areas of concrete road within the almost two-lap course which is virtually traffic free.

At the finish, runners will be directed from the side of the Boot & Shoe Pub into the ACC entrance to finish on the cricket field.

Yorkshire Rose First Aid Society will provide first aid.


Results, presentation and refreshments (tea and biscuits) will take place in the bar. The presentation will be for on-the-day prizes. Prizes for the whole series will be presented at an Awards Evening later in the year.

The YVAA AGM will be held immediately after the presentation.

There are limited changing and shower facilities in the pavilion.


Club kit must be worn, along with your race number (front) and age category on the day (back).

All runners must sign in at registration before starting the race.

Any runner who does not finish the race must report to registration to sign out.

Notes to all runners and spectators

  • 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 secretary.
  • As these races are for over 35s 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.
  • 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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