Race Info



Date: Sunday 19th May 2024

Time: 9am

Place: Pontefract Park, WF8 4RA

Please allow plenty of time to park your car, collect your number (if you haven’t already received it through the post) and make your way to the start line. The start and finish will be inside Pontefract Park. 


Affiliated & Non-Affiliated Runners

Ticket Prices – £20 for affiliated runners, £22 for non-affiliated runners


Return/Transfer Policy

Please note that we operate a strict 7-day refund policy. If you wish to cancel your place and receive a full refund, you must do this within 7 days of signing up. After this time, we have the right to decline requests for full refunds.

Please note: No refunds or deferrals will be permitted.

We are no longer able to transfer places.


Age Restriction

Runners must be over the age of 15 on the day of the run to meet with our Run Britain license standards.18

Cut Off Time

Due to having to re-open roads, we have a 2-hour time limit on the run.


Prince of Wales Hospice Ultimate Challange

Ticket Prices – £300


Closing Date

Places will be available up to the week before the run or once all places have been sold


We are need of volunteers to help with road marshalling if this is something you would be interested in please visit the Volunteer page


Race Headquarters:

We will be setting up our Race HQ in front of the entrance to the racecourse stands. In this area, you will find:-

Number Collection
Race Information
First Aid
Baggage tent
Food/drinks stalls (TBC)
Prince of Wales Hospice Tent
Sponsors Tents

The Route


Pontefract Park


Takes you out of Pontefract Park and down Park Lane and onto the new part of the route for 2020 where you do a loop before heading back to the park.

Race Numbers: 

Anyone signed up before 01/04/2023 will have their race number posted out. Anyone signing up after this date will be able to collect their number on the morning of the race.


Please see the image below for car parking options. We have no parking this year in Pontefract Park. We are advising you to get to Pontefract early and park in the town centre and walk to the start which will take around 10 minutes. Directions from the town centre car parks to the start area will be displayed on the morning. 

To get to the car parks please follow the post codes below:-

Pontefract park (limited spaces) – WF8 4RA
Town Centre Car parks – WF8 4PQ or WF8 1BB or WF8 1DP

What’s Included





Water stations First aid at start/finish + on the route 

Baggage area

Water Stations:

The water station will be situated halfway round the course at 5K. There will also be another one for you at the finish. Could we politely ask that after you are finished with your water, you dispose of your rubbish in the bins provided. If there isn’t one available when you finish your drink, please either hold onto it or leave at the side of the road for our clean up team to pick up easily. Do not throw litter into bushes. 


Mick Hall will be taking pictures at 2km & 8km. We will also be getting some pictures at the start and finish line. The link for this will be sent out after the race.

UKA Licence

The Pontefract 10k will be licensed by Run Britain

Course Measurement

The Course is fully measured 

Road Closures

Roads will be closed to all vehicles (with the exception of emergency vehicles) We have traffic management and our marshals will be on the course but we would still like you all to be aware and stay safe

First Aid:

KFA Medical will be there on the day should you feel unwell. They will be located near the finish line and along the course. Please do not hesitate to ask them for help if you need assistance. 


We have had a lot of runners enquiring about the use of headphones. We can confirm that they are allowed although we would ask you to remain vigilant of your surroundings and other runner