Grimsthorpe Gallop 2023
THE DATE OF THIS EVENT HAS CHANGED FOR 2023 TO AVOID THE SUMMER HEAT AND MAKE LATER START TIMES!
Set in the beautiful grounds of Grimsthorpe Castle, in the delightfully charming Lincolnshire countryside just 10mins off the A1. This event makes for a perfect Autumn race, whether you take on the family friendly 5k or go for the longer challenges of 10k, 10miles or 13.1 miles.
The 4 routes take you past various delights within the private grounds including the castle, lake, tree lined tarmac avenues, ancient woodland along grassed paths and a Victorian railway culvert. The train line no longer exists, but the 10 and 13.1 mile routes travel along this section and take you to a part of the world generally unseen by the public.
The race start/finish line will be in front of the castle along the driveway, offering a unique venue. We will have the usual friendly event atmosphere that we bring to all of our races, & amazing bling - making this perfect for your 1st, 2nd or 100th race!
Like our other races we hope you'll come as a family and take the opportunity to enter the 'little legs' into the 5k race. A simple, not too challenging distance that we invite ages of 4+ along to. Plus ALL finishers receive a bespoke race medal!
Please note elevation on the route maps - you start up at the Castle & run downhill towards the lake - there are several undulations (hills) on the course with outstanding views.
Feel free to bring a picnic & enjoy the park after your race.
We've also included the following:
- 13.1 mile run race
- 10k run race
- 10 mile run race
- 5k run/walk race
- Entries for Canicross and British Nordic Walking
- Chip timing
- Regular water stations around the course for both 2 and 4 legged runners
- Toilet on course
- Route fully marshalled and signposted
- Distance markers
- Bespoke race finishers medal - beautiful bling for everyone!
- Trophies for 1st, 2nd & 3rd male & female
- Trophies for Veteran Winners; Male 40+ & Female 35+
- Canicross Winner Trophies
- Nordic Walking Winner Certificates
- Age group Certificates
- Free race photos to download & share
- Free post race massage from local Sports therapists
- Race merchandise
- Full medical provision
- Ideal for novice through to elite
- Race village with hot food and beverages for sale
- Fabulous hot food & drinks from Lipsmackers; gourmet burgers & super breakfasts plus chicken salad box, chicken wraps, VEGAN & gluten free options
- Pete - The ice-cream van (because we booked the sunshine again!!)
- Bespoke hoodies & t-shirts for sale
Please note there will be £3 per car (not per person) carpark fee. 100% will go to registered charity no 507478; Grimsthorpe & Drummond Castle Trust Limited......... Aims & activities; The preservation and enhancement, for the public benefit, of Grimsthorpe Castle in Lincolnshire and Drummond Castle in Perthshire and their gardens and parkland together with the collections of art, furniture and the family and estate archives associated with the properties. PLEASE bring cash to speed up the parking process & avoid queues.
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We welcome Canicross and British Nordic Walking to this event. For the doggies, water stations will be provided to dogs regularly (every mile) out on course & at Race Village. We recommend your dog wears a running harness & is used to running with you. Remember they need to train too! Don't expect your dog to run a distance just because you can! Please clean up after your dog & keep your dog on a lead at all times as this is a farming area. Please book on using Canicross category. Canicross & BNW races are not under UKA rules & do not offer EA affilliated discount. Canicross entries & BNW entries are open up to 10 miles due to time allowances on the course & increased temperatures for the dogs. 10k & 10miles Canicross start times will be the first race start to protect the dogs from the heat.
Start will be at red START flags in race village
Race Start Times TBC
ALL CANICROSS START
Half marathon & 10miles -
5k will start at
10k will start at
FAMILY TICKET ALLOWS 2 ADULTS & UP TO 4 CHILDREN
CHILD IS A PERSON UNDER 15 YEARS OLD ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT
EARLY BIRD PRICES END MIDNIGHT 13TH MARCH (FULL PRICE FROM 14TH MARCH) :
- Individual Entry £28 (£36)
- Individual Entry £24 (£30)
- Individual Entry £20 (£26)
5k family friendly run / walk
- Individual £12 (£15)
- Child £9 (£10)
- Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) £38 (£45)
- Family ticket (2 adults & 3-4 children) £47 (£55)
ENTRIES CLOSE SUNDAY 15th MAY - (as race numbers need to be ordered & posted out) AFTER THAT LATE ENTRY PRICES WILL APPLY
ON THE DAY ENTRIES MAY BE AVAILABLE - WE WILL CONFIRM NEARER THE DATE
(to be confirmed nearer Race Day depending on availability)
LATE ENTRY ONLINE - AVAILABLE IF PLACES DON'T SELL OUT
5km - £15 CHILD / £20 ADULT
10km - £31
10 miles - £35
13.1 miles £41
We will inform you if places are likely to sell out with an update on here & across social media (for on the day entries).
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