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Race Programme

Adult Races start 11:30am at the Royal Oak Pub, Owl Lane, Gawthorpe
Registration From 10:00am at the Boot & Shoe Pub, High Street, Gawthorpe

Easter Monday 1 st April 2024

Race Programme Order

CHILDREN’S AND YOUTH FUN RUNS (5-17 YEARS)

  • Each fun run will start between 10:20 and 11:00.
  • Each fun run is limited to 15 competitors. You will not be able to enter on the day and online registration is required to confirm your place. Please register online here: https://gawthorpemaypole.org/world-coal-carrying/coal-race-entry-form/  
  • All competitors must confirm their attendance on the day at Gawthorpe Derby and Joan Welfare Hall, 23A High Street, Gawthorpe, WF5 9QS between 08:30 and 10:00. Here you will receive your goody bag and t-shirt.
  • Fun run categories, entry fees and prizes as follows:

Children’s Fun Run Entry Fee £6.00

Race categories Boys:
Boys 5-6 / Boys 7-8 / Boys 9-10 / Boys 11-12 / Boys 13-15 / Youth Boys 16-17
(New for 2024)

Race categories Girls:
Girls 5-6 / Girls 7-8 / Girls 9-10 / Girls 11-12 / Girls 13-15 / Youth Girls 16-17
(New for 2024)

Prize: The three fastest competitors in each fun run will receive a certificate and all competitors will receive a medal

ADULT RACES (18+)

  • All races start at Ma B’s at The Royal Oak, 114 Owl Lane, Ossett, WF5 9AU.
  • Each race is limited to 30 competitors. We cannot guarantee you will be able to enter on the day and online registration is strongly advised to confirm your place. Please register online here: https://gawthorpemaypole.org/world-coal-carrying/coal-race-entry-form/     
  • All competitors must either enter (subject to availability) or confirm their attendance on the day at The Boot and Shoe, 27 High Street, Gawthorpe, WF5 9QS from 10:00am. Here you will receive your t-shirt and number.
  • Race categories, start times, entry fees and prizes as follows:

Men’s Veterans* (40+ years and 50kg coal sack) – £25 Entry Fee per person
Prizes – 1st Trophy and £150, 2nd £100, 3rd £75, 4th N/A
Men’s Veterans 1st Race starts 11.30am
Men’s Veterans 2nd Race starts 12 noon

Women’s Veterans (40+ years and 25kg coal sack) – £25 Entry per person
Prizes – 1 st Trophy and £150, 2 nd £100, 3rd £75, 4th N/A
Women’s Veterans Race starts 12.30pm

Women’s Open (25kg coal sack) Entry Fee £30 per Person
Prizes – 1st Trophy and £750 (£1,000 if World Record Beaten – 4min 25sec)
2nd Trophy and £500 3rd Trophy and £250, 4th Trophy and £125 (new for 2024)
Women’s Main Race starts 1.00pm

Men’s Open* (50kg coal sack) Entry fee £30 per person
Prizes – 1st Trophy and £750 (£1,000 if World Record Beaten – 4min 6sec)
2nd Trophy and £500, 3rd Trophy and £250, 4th Trophy and £125
Men’s Main Races – Max 30 Runners Each Race
Men’s Main Races – 1st Race 1:30pm
Men’s Main Races – 2nd Race 2:00pm
Men’s Main Races – 3rd Race 2:30pm

(All Adult competitors receive a commemorative medal and certificate)

* as there is more than one race in this category, places and prizes will be determined by the fastest competitors across all individual races in the category