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    The Picture News


    Sunday May 15th 2022

    Fun Run at 10.00am

    10k at 11.00am


  • A word from our Sponsors

    The Fountains 10k Race is brought to you this year in collaboration with Picture News.

    As a charitable event, we rely on the generosity of our local community to help us by giving up their time, resources and money to help us achieve our aim of putting on a brilliant event which raises vital funds for our local primary schools.

    We could not do this without our generous sponsors.

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    This year, Picture News has become our primary sponsor, and we are incredibly grateful for their support.

    Katie Harrison (director) tells us a little about their amazing company, and why they decided to sponsor the race!


    Education company Picture News are delighted to sponsor this year’s Fountains 10k. Community, respect and resilience are at the core of our company, which we feel are truly represented through this fantastic local event.


    Picture News produce weekly news content for over 4,000 schools in the UK and overseas. Exploring a different story each week, our resources are designed to provide opportunities for children to learn from our world and develop respect for other’s beliefs, feelings and faiths. They encourage exploration, discussion, challenge and inspire children to learn and have a positive impact on the world around us!

    Learn more here: www.picture-news.co.uk.

  • Why run the Fountains 10K?

    97%* of runners say they would do it again - and here's why...

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    Fantastic course

    Mixed terrain run in Nidderdale

    Run along quiet country roads, off-road trails and scenic moorland in Nidderdale Area of Natural Beauty.

    Yorkshire hospitality

    Yorkshire hospitality

    Bursting goody bag full of some of Yorkshire's finest produce!

    plus friendly marshals give a right warm welcome.

    Great prizes

    Great prizes

    Champagne, vouchers, t-shirts & more!

    Winners of each age category will get a voucher for a bottle of champagne from Yorkshire Vintners, with other prizes still TBC!

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    Family day out

    Visit local attractions

    Kids fun run, quick 10K for Mum or Dad, bite to eat and then visit one of the many local attractions listed below.

  • What's included in your entry fee

    Great Yorkshire value at £18!

    (£16 affiliated)

    Chip timing

    Chip timing

    Get your finish time

    We'll give you a shoe tag timing chip to record your finish time.



    Pork Pie, Harrogate Spring water, Yorkshire tea bags, Banana...

    As part of a bustling goody bag.

    Breakfast in a roll


    You won't leave hungry

    A pork pie, banana, water and chocolate are all included. Wow!

    Free parking

    Free parking

    No parking charges

    Free parking a few minutes walk from registration so there's no need for any loose change.

  • See the race for yourself

    Get an idea of what to expect

    You can read the blog of one of 2014's runners here to find out what the run is really like.

  • Information for Runners attending the race

    What to expect on race day

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    What to expect on race day


    Parking: (post code: HG4 3PL)

    In an attempt to avoid congestion in the village and along Skelding/Drift lane (whilst maintaining access for emergency vehicles, farm vehicles, and local residents), parking will be strictly limited to the car parking field on Skelding/Drift Lane, behind the village (post code: HG4 3PL).

    Please do not park in the centre of the village, nor on Skelding/Drift Lane itself, unless instructed to do so by one of the parking marshals.

    Skelding/Drift lane will only be used as overflow parking if the car parking field is full, or in extreme wet weather conditions.

    Parking marshals will be available on race day to provide further instruction.

    You can arrive in the car park area from 9.00am on race day.


    Race Registration:

    Registration will be open from 9am until 10.45am in the village hall, which is in the centre of the village.

    The start area of the race is on the road next to the community park.


    Group Warm up session:

    A group warm up session will be provided by Set The Tone Fitness, from 10.50am in the community Park. This is entirely optional, but is a fun way to get the blood pumping around those muscles before you set off! Come and join in!




    • Toilets: There will be portaloos in the parking field and near to the race start. There are also several more toilets available in the village hall, in the centre of the village.
    • Changing facilities: There is room in the toilets within the village hall for changing, if required.
    • Bag Drop: Bags can be left in the village hall at your own risk.



    Food & Drink:

    There will be a pop-up café in the village hall, selling tea, coffee, squash, cakes and ice cream (CASH ONLY).

    The village of Grantley has a pub, which takes pre-bookings for lunch only. There are a few other cafes and pubs in the immediate local area, including G&Ts ice cream parlour and café, and The Sawley Arms.

    Don’t forget that your goody bag will also contain a bottle of Harrogate’s finest spring water, one of Yorkshire’s Finest Pork Pies/vegan sausage rolls, a Yorkshire Banana (?), and a chocolate bar. You will also get a Yorkshire tea bag that you can use to make a proper brew of Yorkshire’s golden nectar when you get home!


    Prize Giving Ceremony:

    We wait until the last runner has returned before we do the prize giving ceremony, which takes place in the finishing field at the school. We expect this to start at 12.30pm and should be finished before 1pm. Please stay to encourage your friends across the line, enjoy the tasty treats in your goody bags, get yourself a drink/cake/ice cream from the village hall, and bask in your reflective glory after all of your effort!

    Prizes are awarded to the 1st-3rd male and female runners in each age category: Overall, V40, V50 and V60.

    There is also an award for the 1st male team and 1st female team (first 5 men and women from any given club/team).

    Spot prizes are given to runners as they cross the line, on the whim of the Race Director and/or a nominated band of school children!


    Raffle & Tombola:

    There will be an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets (CASH ONLY) at race registration or from the pop-up café in the village hall, where there will also be a kid’s tombola. Both are in aid of Fountains and Grewelthorpe Primary schools. The raffle will be draw on Monday 16th May.

    See the "Raffle" section below for further information about the amazing prizes on offer, to whet your appetite!

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    Important Information

    Please note:

    • The cut off date for any transfers or refunds will be 9am on Monday 2nd May.
    • Online race registration closes on Friday 13th May at 6pm.
    • On-the-day race registration will be available, with an additional charge of £4.
    • Please note that runners are not permitted to wear headphones (or similar devices) on the course for safety reasons.
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    Code of Conduct for Runners

    Help us to keep everyone safe


    1. Currently it is not known what impact Covid-19 will have on the long-term health of those who contracted the virus. Based on the best available evidence at this time it is strongly advised that those who were hospitalised due to Covid-19 should undergo a form of health screening by a medical professional prior to taking part in the event. This health screening should preferably be undertaken by a doctor with specialist training in sports medicine, or those who feel they are competent to make a decision about the participant’s fitness to compete and arrange any further investigations that may be required.
    2. Runners must not attend the event if they have been unwell or suffering from any Covid-19 symptoms in the last 5-days. Please see current NHS guidance at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-Covid-19/
    3. The event has been carefully planned with appropriate medical provision to try to minimise the impact the event may have on local NHS services. As a runner attending the event, you can also help with this by ensuring that you have trained appropriately for the event, and by ensuring that you are fit enough and well enough to complete the race.
    4. Please be mindful of your personal hygiene practices, and avoid spitting and nasal clearance whilst on the course and at the venue.
    5. The race starts in the centre of the village, and ends on the primary school field; we therefore urge all runners to ensure that they make use of the toilet facilities provided. Wild wees are strictly forbidden!
    6. In an effort to reduce the environmental impact of the event, we ask that all runners take their plastic water bottles home with them to recycle in their home recycling.
    7. Please be advised that runners are not permitted to wear head phones (or similar devices) whilst on the course, according to the UKA Rules of Competition (2016).
  • Useful Map!

    Was it draw by one of our primary children, or the Race Director??

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    Parking permitted in Car parking field only

    Unless instructed otherwise by a marshal

  • Fountains 10K, near Ripon, North Yorkshire


    Come and experience the 'Hill of Pain' and 'The Puddle'!


    The Fountains 10K is a great event for runners of all abilities with a mixed terrain route starting from the village of Grantley, near Ripon, North Yorkshire. It's an undulating route that takes in quiet country roads, off-road trails and scenic moorland within Nidderdale. Please note that part of the course may be waterlogged! Despite that we would expect all runners to finish within 90 minutes.


    View the route at Sports Distance Calculator.

  • Fountains Fun Run


    The Fun Run is just under 2km - starting in the village playground, along a traffic-free rural road, through privately owned fields and back to the playground.

  • Prizes

    Individual, team and local prizes plus fantastic spot prizes!

    Individual prizes

    Individual prizes

    Champagne prize for each age category winner


    High performance sportswear from Set The Tone Fitness for 2nd & 3rd places in each age category!



    Team prizes

    Team prizes

    A beautiful, bespoke, and sustainable wooden trophy for the winners of the men's and women's team events!

     The first 5 male and female runners from a single club will win the team male and female trophies!

    Which club will take the title this year?

    Swinton Park spa

    Spot prizes

    Running kit, trainers, Sports towels, water bottles, sport socks and much more!

    Awarded on the day.

  • FAQ

    The answers to all of your Frequently Asked Questions

    (updated 04/05/22)

    Where is the race?

    The race is held in and around the picturesque village of Grantley, near Ripon, in the heart of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty!

    The postcode is HG4 3PJ.

    Are spectators allowed?


    What catering facilities will there be on the day?

    There will be a pop-up cafe in the village hall serving teas, coffees, cakes and ice creams on the day.

    Don’t forget that your goody bag will also contain a bottle of Harrogate’s finest spring water, one of Yorkshire’s Finest Pork Pies, a Yorkshire Banana (?), and a chocolate bar. You will also get a Yorkshire tea bag that you can use to make a proper brew of Yorkshire’s golden nectar when you get home!

    Will I need any money on race day?

    The school and local church committees will be serving teas, coffees, cakes, and ice creams from the village hall, so if you want to pick up a celebratory ice cream, cake or take away coffee on your way back to your car, make sure you’ve slipped a couple of quid into your running shorts before you set off!

    We don't have a contactless card reader, so cash only please!

    Is there a time limit on the race?

    Because we wait until the last person has finished before starting the prize giving ceremony, we have placed a 90-minute time limit on completing the course, and therefore respectfully request that walkers do not enter the event.

    Is there a vegan alternative to the pork pie in the goody bag?

    Yes!!! The wonderful people at Toppings Pies are supporting us to provide you with a vegan alternative to the traditional Pork pie in your race goody bags!! Be Prepared to be AMAZED when you taste their incredible vegan traditional sausage rolls! A real taste of Yorkshire's finest produce for you all to take home with you (or eat immediately!!).

    Can I buy a ticket for your amazing raffle?

    Why, Yes you can!

    We will be selling raffle tickets in the village Hall on race day - so don't forget to bring some cash to be in with a chance of winning one of those amazing prizes! (see below for further details of our impressive prize haul!)

  • Sponsors

    Please support our sponsors - click a logo to visit their website...

    Park Square Barristers

    Park Square Barristers



    Yorkshire Vintners

    Yorkshire Vintners Wine Merchants

    Set The Tone Fitness

    Set The Tone Fitness

    Betty's and Taylor's

    Bettys and Taylors

    Brymor Ice Cream

    Brymor Ice Cream



    Picture News

    Picture News


    Morrisons - Ripon

    Wensleydale Creamery

    Ripon City Band

    DTMS Group

    DTMS Group



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    Harrogate Spring Water

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    Tesco - Catterick

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    Morrisons - Boroughbridge

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    Up & Running - Harrogate

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    Atkinsons coaches

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    Lunns Blinds

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    Midgley Construction

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    T&M E Jackson

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    Terry Harrington

  • Check out our amazing raffle prizes!

    Raffle tickets will be available to buy on race day at Race registration and at the pop-up café.

    The draw will take place on Monday 16th May.


    THANK YOU to all of our generous sponsors who have donated prizes, which you can see below:

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    Half Day cookery course at Swinton Cookery School

    A half day cookery course at Swinton cookery school, to be taken mid-week.


    Worth £100


    See the link for more detail about the courses they provide:

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    Sundown spa experience at Swinton Spa

    A relaxing twilight spa experience.


    At the end of a busy day, take some time out for a couple of hours in the spa and enjoy the pools, saunas and steam rooms in the thermal retreat.


    Relax poolside before you dress for dinner in The Terrace Restaurant & Bar or start your experience with dinner followed by use of the spa facilities.


    Worth £89 each

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    Full afternoon tea for two at Swinton

    The conviviality of Afternoon Tea, with the grandeur of Swinton Park Hotel.

    Delight in our selection of afternoon teas; in the bar, sitting room and drawing room, or on the lawn in summer.


    Worth £70

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    Parklands & gardens annual pass at Swinton

    An annual pass to the parkland adjacent to Swinton Park castle hotel and Swinton Country Club & Spa on Swinton Estate which offers extensive walking in a beautiful late 18th Century listed landscape.

    The annual pass allows for pass holder and a guest to access the parkland


    Worth £50

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    Posh fish & chips for two, with champagne

    The Heifer’s ‘Famous Fish Supper’, Whitby Haddock, Wensleydale Heifer Beer Batter, Posh Peas, Craig’s Curry Sauce, Scraps, Triple Cooked Fat Chips, Tartar Sauce, Malt Salt.


    Includes a glass of champagne each.


    Worth £58

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    Two Premier admission tickets to Thirsk racecourse.

    The Premier Enclosure has prime grandstand viewing adjacent to the winning post, exclusive restaurant options, including fine dining and the most comprehensive bar choices. It has plenty of seating and its own car park and entrance, where you will step onto beautifully manicured lawns and pass by the colourful and picturesque parade ring. The Premier Enclosure has everything you need to make your day a special and memorable one at Thirsk Races.


    Worth £60

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    1 night glamping in a pod or tiny house

    Chose from either a pod or a super cute tiny house, both with private decking, firepit, stove, mini kitchen and solar powered lights / phone chargers.


    Worth £80

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    2 nights free camping

    On a non-electric pitch.


    We'll provide the exquisite backdrop and fabulous facilities.

    You provide the tent!


    Worth £68

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    Family pass to The Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park

    Winner of Yorkshire in Bloom Tourist Attraction Award 2018 and 2019, and Best Business Award 2019. The park is home to over 85 Contemporary Sculptures set within 45 acres of breathtaking garden, inspired by the Himalayas.


    Includes free entry for two adults.


    Children under 16yrs free.


    Worth £24

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    Sunday Lunch voucher

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    Chinese takeaway gift vouchers

    £20 & £30 available

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    Voucher for breakfast for two

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    Fish and chips for two

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    Two bottles of wine from The Sawley Arms

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    Gift set of 3 beers

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    Heck voucher

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    Cream tea for two

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    Technical cleanse & Blow dry with Olapex treatment at Baroque Hair, Ripon

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    A case of fine wine (6 x bottles)

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    A Gisela Graham Woven throw

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    £25 Garden centre voucher (x2!)

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    £50 Voucher for Grantley Hall

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    A case of Beer

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    Betty's café Classic gift bag

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    £25 Voucher for The Saddle Room, Middleham

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    4 x Premier admission badges (worth £100!)

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    A Wensleydale Creamery Hamper

  • Local attractions

    More great reasons to take part...

    Fountains Abbey

    Fountains Abbey

    Cistercian monastery, water gardens and deer park

    Fountains Abbey is one of the largest and best preserved monasteries in England - with a children's play park, cafes, ice cream and restaurant.

    Brimham Rocks

    Brimham Rocks

    Amazing collection of natural rock formations

    Take in the breathtaking views, jump around between the rocks then treat yourself to a luxury hot chocolate or bowlful of warming soup.

    Ripon Cathedral

    Ripon Cathedral

    Beautiful, ancient church dating back to the 7th Century

    Visitors have followed the Pilgrim Trail here for over 1300 years - enjoy some special music, explore the ancient crypt, light a candle or simply enjoy the atmosphere and architecture.



    The happiest place to live according to Right Move

    Perfect for afternoon tea at Betty's, a visit to the Turkish Baths, a stroll around RHS Garden Harlow Carr or just a bit of shopping.

  • Contact Us

    If you've got a question, please use the form below or email hello@fountains10k.co.uk