All Thursdays in July 2018

5th, 12th, 19th, 26th


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Basic info

Date: All Thursdays in July 2018 – 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
Registration: 5:30 – 7:15 PM
(please note that the registration closes 15 mins before the race)
Start time: 7:30 PM
(Runners can compete from 11 years upwards)
RaceHQ: The Park Cafe
Greenhead Park, Park Drive,
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 4HS

Stunning Greenhead Park

Huddersfield 5k Park Series are new weekly 5k races run in July at the stunning Greenhead Park. The popular weekend parkrun regularly has 600 plus runners, so it’s the perfect venue to organise an accurately measured, UKA licensed, live chip timed 5k event series. The park itself is very easy to get to via the M62, or by bus or rail from all areas of the North West.

The Route is different than the weekend parkrun and contains fewer bends, twist and turns and for this reason we feel that the times will be much faster.

The races can be entered individually or you can enter all 4 races in the series (via the Series entry option). If you miss the series entry, then simply enter 3 from 4 of the races to qualify for the league. There are various prize options for both places and improvers in the league and superb individual and team prizes each race.

The event is completely traffic free, measured course and UKA insured!

Each lap will be timed using our live chip timing system that allows you to see your split, average and Gun and Net time for the race.

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Results

View the results from the 2018 race here.

2018 League Results

Race Records

Historical Results

Historical results from the first to the last race, View here

Other Results

Prices

All pre entry prices include booking fees, no more annoying additional fees, just one payment and away you race !!

Each race

Pre-entry*
£9.00 – attached UKA affiliated
£10.50 – unattached UKA affiliated

On the day entry**
£10.50 – attached UKA affiliated
£12.00 – unattached UKA affiliated

Series entry

Pre-entry*

£32 – attached UKA affiliated
(only £7.75 per race)
£38 – unattached UKA affiliated
(only £9.00 per race)

On the day entry**
£36 – attached UKA affiliated
£42 – unattached UKA affiliated

* You must know your UKA number in order to get you an affiliate discount. ARC clubs are classified as unattached in UKA certified races.
** Entry on the night may be available should all places not be reached.

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Prizes

League Prizes

The races are run over 4 weeks and this means that league positions will be awarded.

  • We will also award prizes for Course PB Improvers – basically those who show the most percentage improvement over 3/4 races.

Please see the following example of how this works – Todmorden Park 5k Series

  • The top 3 men and women from the Performance League will win a voucher.

Please see the following example of how this works – Todmorden Park 5k Series

 

*Both league prizes require a minimum of 3 races to qualify.*

Each race

  • Prizes for first 3 Men and Women.
  • Normal Age Category Prizes for Men and Women.
  • Team prizes for first 3 male/females from one Club.

 

Time Prizes

As an extra incentive this year there will be a £50 SportsShoes.com voucher to the first male runner to run under 15:20 mins and the first female runner to get under 17:30 minutes.

Route

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Park Map

The Route starts by the pavilion café and heads down the hill before taking on a very small rise to the upper monument platform. Here you run on the flat before descending heading down hill to the small pond. Then you circle to the right of the pond continuing downhill to the lower exit of the park. Now you come back along the parallel path to re-join the wide straight path, eventually leading you to skirt alongside the larger pond. Now you have a long steady climb to the top end of the park, eventually circling around the top side of the park to complete the loop and move on the next lap down hill. Complete this a further 2 times collecting your lap splits (passing over the timing mats) along the way till you get to the finish just before where you started. We expect the course to be reasonably quick as although there are some slightly uphill sections, there are some fast downhill and flat sections also.

Parking

Parking

There are lots of on-street parking nearby and the public transport links are superb.

Directions

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Getting there by public transport

Get the 319, 360, 370, 371, or 372 buses from Huddersfield Westgate. They will let you off just after The Junction Pub. Approximately three minutes by bus. Huddersfield Train Station is opposite Westgate. Turn right out of the station and walk up the ramp. Bus stop is on opposite side of the road. Check West Yorkshire Metro for up to date travel information.

 

Getting there on foot

Come out of Huddersfield town centre from Westgate. Cross the ring road and continue up towards Marsh on Trinity Street. At the roundabout which has The Junction Pub on it, you will see the Park entrance on your left. An approximately ten-minute walk from the town centre. You will pass the bottom entrance of the park as you walk up. You may enter the park by the Park Lodge entrance and walk up through to the Marsh Fold gates.

 

Getting there by road

Head out of Huddersfield on the A640. Greenhead Park is opposite The Junction Pub. Approximately two minutes from town centre. Come off the M62 at junction 23 onto the A640. Head towards Huddersfield town centre until you see The Junction Pub on your right. The park is opposite. Approximately seven minutes from junction 23. There is no parking within the park but there are parking spaces around the outside perimeter.

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