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Jolly Holly Jog 2023

31 Dec 2023

Ripon, North Yorkshire
Starts: 11:00
Distance: 10 Kilometres
Entry Fee: £17.50 - £24.50
Jolly Holly Jog

A scenic, multi-terrain course of approximately 10k, an undulating route mainly on footpaths & through Studley parkland

The race follows a scenic, multi-terrain course of approximately 10k. It is an undulating route mainly on footpaths through parkland. Starting on Hell Wath Nature Reserve, continuing up Whitcliffe Lane onto public footpaths through Mackershaw Woods and Studley Deer Park, passing Monty’s bench (in memory of our club co-founder and former club president). The course then heads out of the main gate at Studley, right, up Plumpton Lane, and returns via a short steep climb in Mackershaw Woods, across to Whitcliffe Lane and back towards Hell Wath Nature Reserve. Following a short section through the woods at Hell Wath, the course then emerges onto the field back to the finish. The course is not suitable for wheelchairs, prams or pushchairs. A route map will be displayed at Race HQ on the day. We're again, partnering with Trees Not Tees to offer you the option of planting a tree instead of receiving our event T Shirt. Planting a tree has a profound effect on contribution to climate change & environmental protection. They remove carbon dioxide from the air as they grow, whilst also providing a habitat for a wide range of the UK’s most endangered and loved species, creating clean air for us to breathe. Your tree will be planted in Scotland to grow as part of a whole new forest full of native broadleaf tree species. You’ll receive a certificate from Trees Not Tees that includes a picture of your tree, details of the species, and a unique geo-location address so you can even go and visit. To find out more, visit https://treesnottees.com/ to see their website



10 Kilometres
Multi Terrain
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Entry limit:
Remaining places:
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Not suitable for wheelchairs


  • Water stations
  • Distance markers
  • Toilets
  • No changing facilities
  • No showers
  • No baggage store
Race HQ:
Panthers Football Club, Hell Wath, Ripon HG4 2JT

Panthers Football Club, Hell Wath Playing Fields is the Race HQ for 2023 with limited WC's in the FC & portable toilets on the field at the Start/Finish area. All race day & car parking info can be found at www.riponrunners.org.uk

NB Any entries received after 4th December 2023 will not be eligible for a race T shirt as orders will have been placed. Unsuitable for Dogs / Minimum age requirement is 15 Fred & Berts mobile refreshments will be at the Start/Finish area serving Hot drinks, Sandwiches & cakes throughout the race NB : Entry Fees are non refundable, bib number transfers will be accepted until 17th December 2023 This year, we're supporting a charity closely connected to our club, run by a fellow Ripon Runner, The Upper Nidderdale Foodbank based at St Cuthbert's Church, Pateley Bridge. Donations have recently become sparce so we'd like to help contribute to their great work where possible. If you'd like to help support the food bank, we're suggesting you kindly bring your donation with you when you collect your race number. There will be a drop off point in Race HQ (Panthers FC, Hell Wath) The food bank has specifically asked for the following items if possible : Tins of baked beans, tomatoes, soups, meats & puddings, base sauces, jams, crisps, tea & coffee, milk, & toiletries, specifically feminine products, toilet roll, deodorants & toothpaste. Thank you 🙏

Entry Fees

The prices below include race fees, card charges and admin; there are no hidden extras.

Affiliated - No T Shirt option but we'll plant a tree for you instead£17.50
Unaffiliated - No T Shirt option but we'll plant a tree for you instead£19.50
Affiliated - T Shirt only £17.50
Unaffiliated - T Shirt only£19.50
Affiliated - T Shirt & plant a tree for an extra £5£22.50
Unaffiliated - T Shirt & plant a tree for an extra £5£24.50
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