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.
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...
Mixed terrain run in Nidderdale
Run along quiet country roads, off-road trails and scenic moorland in Nidderdale Area of Natural Beauty.
Bursting goody bag full of some of Yorkshire's finest produce!
plus friendly marshals give a right warm welcome.
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!
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!
Pork Pie, Harrogate Spring water, Yorkshire tea bags, Banana...
As part of a bustling goody bag.
You won't leave hungry
A pork pie, banana, water and chocolate are all included. Wow!
No parking charges
Free parking a few minutes walk from registration so there's no need for any loose change.
Information for Runners attending the race
What to expect on race day
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.
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!
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!
Code of Conduct for Runners
Help us to keep everyone safe
Was it draw by one of our primary children, or the Race Director??
Parking permitted in Car parking field only
Unless instructed otherwise by a marshal
Individual, team and local prizes plus fantastic spot prizes!
Champagne prize for each age category winner
High performance sportswear from Set The Tone Fitness for 2nd & 3rd places in each age category!
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?
Running kit, trainers, Sports towels, water bottles, sport socks and much more!
Awarded on the day.
The answers to all of your Frequently Asked Questions
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!)
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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:
A half day cookery course at Swinton cookery school, to be taken mid-week.
See the link for more detail about the courses they provide:
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fish and chips for two
Two bottles of wine from The Sawley Arms
Gift set of 3 beers
Cream tea for two
£25 Garden centre voucher (x2!)
More great reasons to take part...
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.
© 2016 Fountains 10K. In association with Friends of Fountain and Fountains CE Primary School.
*From Runner's World survey of participants