Race Calendar

GPX Grand Prix 2021 (Series Entry)


21 Dec 2021

Leeds & Surrounding Areas
From: 10 Jan 2021
To: 21 Dec 2021
Distance: Various Kilometres
Entry Fee: £0 - £100.00
Over 21 GPX Races & challenges over 2021 / pay what you feel / socially distanced


The GPX Grand Prix is a GPX race series spanning the entire year made up of 21+ races divided into 4 Leagues. We have all been faced with uncertainty in 2020 and 2021 and most of you reading this have had many a race cancelled. Unfortunately it is fairly unlikely we will see anything close to ‘normal’ for a wee while but this is our chance to try something a bit different, something new. A Chance to adapt our racing into a 2021 format to create an event that won’t be cancelled! So, all you will need is your feet, a pair of suitable shoes and a GPS watch or smartphone with an app capable of reading GPX files. And of course for the technophobes out there you can also plan your route in advance and print a map or follow the route descriptions provided for each race. Remember, you have a big window to run on these courses so you can always do a recce beforehand! As well as this the GPX Grand Prix will include the return of the Virtu-Owl Race Series, and other similar challenges that you can do all within in Covid-19 guidelines. How you choose to engage with the GPXGP is up to you. You can concentrate on one of the leagues based on the distance that you are comfortable with or you can aim to build your distance as you progress in your running throughout the year. Or of course you can simply just run the routes you want just for the craic! You only have to enter what you want, this is more about building a community and encouraging each other to get out there and run. We have a very active Strava Club and Facebook Group online with regular updates to keep you inspired!


This event has no results.



Various Kilometres
Entry limit:
Remaining places:
Not suitable for wheelchairs


    • No water stations
    • No distance markers
    • No toilets
    • No changing facilities
    • No showers
    • No baggage store
    Race HQ:

    All prices are pay what you feel! This is a GPX Race Series. The race courses are open for attempts at the course for the period of time advertised (see race pages on website, or timeline on Leaderboard) There are no marshals on the course, no aid stations. A GPX file, printable map and route description will be made available on the Great Owl Running Website prior to the event. Runners are responsible for submitting their own times to the race organiser through our online form (also on our website). www.greatowl.org

    Runners are encouraged to run with a friend or small group of friends / abide by all COVID-19 Guidelines. For those who have entered. Your position in the Kirkstall Calverley Cutter contributes to your overall score in the 2021 GPX Grand Prix - A separate results sheet showing times will be available on Racebest after each event closes. GPX Racing by design is a socially distanced activity, but during these testing times COVID-19 laws and guidelines change frequently. Great Owl Running will never encourage its runners to break any rules and advises all runners to check the most up to date guidelines. A full disclaimer and FAQ are available on the Great Owl Running Website.

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