East Midlands Grand Prix 2021
The 2021 East Midlands Grand Prix race series consists of 7 road races, all on summer evenings. Unfortunately, the Silverstone 10k will not take place this year as they have not been able to agree a suitable date with the Racing Circuit. The other seven races in the series will be held assuming covid guidelines permit. Each runner’s finishing position is calculated by age category, aggregated, and carried forward to the next race in the series. Only the best 5 results are counted.
Races will be held under secure covid conditions, in line with guidance, including only online entries, with wave starts and chip timing. Entries will be limited to 375 for each race. Unfortunately, to comply with covid rules, races will be more expensive. Each race will cost £15 (£17 unattached) but you can enter the whole series for £91 (£105 unattached), guaranteeing entry to each race. The race guidelines may change if the Runbritain race guidelines are modified.
Should any race be cancelled, runners will be reimbursed 90% of their entry fees for that race.
Runners who entered the series last year and deferred their entry will be able to top this up for an entry into this year’s series.
Prizes are awarded, by the promoting Club on each race night, and for the series after the final race, covering age categories and teams. For this year, no presentations will be made on the night – awards will be posted out afterwards.
Series Team results: Each event organizer can determine his/her prize structure, including team awards. However, for the Grand Prix Series, teams (Men/Vet Men – 4 to score, and Women/Vet Women – 3 to score) must consist of first-claim members of the same England Athletics affiliated club.
Please note: All races start at 7:45pm except Blisworth, which starts at 7:30pm.
Entries to each race will close one week before that race to allow time for numbers to be posted out and waves to be sorted out. You will receive an email with the race briefing and your wave number.
If you wish to enter the entire series, please click here. Series entries will close at midnight on Friday 28th May.
Friday 4th June at 7:30pm
EMGP Blisworth 5 mile
Blisworth Football Club, Courteenhall Road, Blisworth, Northamptonshire, NN7 3DD
Tuesday 22nd June at 7:45pm
EMGP Weedon 10k
Village Hall, next to Weedon Bec Primary School, West Street, Weedon, Northants, NN7 4QU.
Tuesday 6th July at 7:45pm
EMGP Harborough 5 mile
Foxton Locks Top Car Park (off Gumley Road), LE16 7RA
Tuesday 13th July at 7:45pm
EMGP Banbury 5 mile
Wykham Park Academy (formerly Banbury School), Ruskin Road, Banbury, OX16 9HY
Wednesday 21st July at 7:45pm
EMGP Corby 5 mile
East Carlton Countryside Park, Corby, LE16 8YF
Wednesday 28th July at 7:45pm
EMGP Rugby 6 mile
St Andrews Rugby Club, Ashlawn Road, Rugby, CV22 5QQ