Grantchester Charity Runs: Sunday Sept 25th, 2022

Click to Register for the 2022 Grantchester Charity Runs

** Latest: The Grantchester Charity Runs is excited to welcome Bidwells as our 2022 Platinum Sponsor**
See more in the March 30-April 5 edition of our media partner, the Cambridge Independent, page 7!

The 10k and 3k both run through attractive farmland adjacent to Grantchester, just outside Cambridge. Importantly, there are no awkward road crossings in fact there are no road crossings at all! The courses are mixed terrain and predominantly flat.

Chip Timing for all 10k participants.

Parking – Available a short walk from the Start area. There is plenty of bike parking around the registration area.

T-Shirts, with proceeds going to Maggie’s and ACT, may be purchased for £8 + fee through the registration process or the link below:

GCR 2022 T-Shirts & Donations

Every runner who completes the course will receive a commemorative medal and there will be trophies for the winners of both runs. The 10k Team competition will return.

Coach House Health Care, a local Trumpington clinic will be offering post run treatments in Sports Massage, Physiotherapy and Osteopathy as well as advice, both for these therapies and also for running related Podiatry issues.

Special family offer: Registration for the 3k for an accompanied under 12 is only £5.50 plus fee (Adult must register separately) We are now on Twitter: @GCRuns and a nascent presence on Facebook. Please check these out and like, retweet, etc!!

‘On the Day’ Schedule, Sunday, September 25th (tbc)

The Runs and Parking are located on the Trumpington side of Grantchester (see map below). After you pass the Orchard Tea Garden, watch out for the flags and signs on your right when heading from Grantchester to Trumpington

  • On-Site Registration: 9:00am Note Registration is organised by Last name, First name
  • Bag Drop available next to Registration
  • On-site consultation with Coach House Health Care: 9:00am (tbc)
  • Warm-up with Carlos: 10:15am
  • 10k Start: 10:30am
  • 3k Start: 10:35am
  • post Race: Refreshments
  • Ice Cream Van
  • Medals for all 10k & 3k finishers
  • Trophy Presentation (3k, 10k (Women’s and Men’s) and Team): 11:45am
  • Chip timing results (10k) will be available soon after the race
  • 3k results, photos and videos during the week following

Maggie’s is a charity that provides free practical, emotional and social support to people affected by cancer.  is a place where individuals, families and friends come to find relief and support from professionally trained staff in unique tranquil environment which is proven to enhance well-being. Maggie’s Centre Cambridge is based at the Addenbrooke’s Hospital site and helps people to achieve the best possible state of psychological and physical health during diagnosis, treatment and throughout their cancer journey. Find out more at

At Addenbrooke’s Hospital there are have some of the best surgeons in the world. But with traditional surgical techniques it can take weeks for patients to recover. With robot assisted surgery, patients can be out of hospital within days, feeling hardly any pain or discomfort and able to get on with their lives once again. This year’s fundraising for Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) will help buy Addenbrooke’s a robot and make surgery even better. For more information visit

Please consider donating to our designated charities when registering. Thank you!

The 2021 Grantchester Charity Runs

Results and Photos from the 10th Anniversary Grantchester Charity Runs, 29/9/2019

A  look back to the 2018 Grantchester Charity 10k & 3k

  • Cheque presentation ceremony at Addenbrooke’s
  • IMAGES from the Drone and post-Run
  • Photos from circa 9.5km are HERE
  • PHOTOS from the pre-Runs Registration & Warm-up…
  • PHOTOS from The Bridge at 1.9km of the 10k
  • Results Summary and Prize Giving HERE
  • Video from the GCR Drone
  • ChipTiming 10k Results HERE 
  • Updated 10k Results HERE
  • Updated 3k Results HERE

10k Course Walk

Grantchester Charity Runs 10k Course. It’s mixed terrain and predominantly flat. There will, of course(!), be km markers, plenty of arrows and a Start/Finish arch thanks to our 2022 Platinum sponsor, Bidwells.

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Cheque Presentation!

A couple of the Grantchester Charity Runs organisers met with Andrea from Maggie’s and Flossie from ACT last week to do the thing with the giant reusable cheques! (The money had been transferred by more traditional means last year). The driver of the ambulance in the background kindly offered to provide some illumination which we …

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9.4km, GCR2021

The last batch of ‘on-the-course’ photos from the 10k were taken at the ‘Midden’ ~600m from the finish. Two collages this time! The eventual winner, Ed Moffett (#144), was well in front at this point but Saeed Kayhanian (#110) and Alexander Maclay (#123) were neck and neck around the entire 10k before Saeed prevailed over …

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3km Mark

After the short loop through and round the wood, the 10k course heads back past the Bridge Clicking on the image brings up a larger version, alternatively Click HeRe for a Google Photos album of the individual photos (and more). If you like a copy of a photo, email 10k at with the photo …

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The Bridge @1.8km

LINK to a Google Photos Album with the individual photos and more…

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Preliminary 2021 3k Results

Congratulations to all our runners, some brilliant times! Results will be updated during the next few days.

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The 2021 Grantchester Charity Runs Route Map and Marshal Plan

The route is the same as we have been using for the last 3 years and has been updated with our 2021 volunteer marshals. The 3k follows the 10k but turns to the left after 1.3km.

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Welcome to the Virtual 2020 Grantchester Charity Runs

Registration is now open!

Please click HERE

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Grantchester Charity Runs: Update 24/3/20

We have just confirmed our chip timing contract for this year’s Grantchester Charity Runs. We are continuing to plan for the event to be held as scheduled on Sunday, September 27th…

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The Cake

Many thanks to the volunteers at Maggie’s who provided such a visually arresting and delicious cake to celebrate our 10th Anniversary…

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600m from Finish

Photos from about 600m from the finish where there is a splendid Midden where the track up from the footbridge meets the farm road. The eventual winner, Alex Rodger…

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Photos from the 3km mark of the 10k as the runners return past the Bridge. The photos have been ‘freshened up’ a bit in view of the gloomy and rainy conditions when they were taken…

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The Bridge

Photos from the 10k as runners cross the bridge at 1.8km led by #274 Ruaridh Macdowall. The weather was pretty awful and it is fair to say that the pictures did not look like this on the camera…

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Anniversary Team Competition

This was a tough one for the judges… After considerable angst and hand wringing it came down to the Ladybirds and the Paediatric psychology plodders

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2019 GCR Team Competition

The Grantchester 2019 Team Competition Results

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Updated Grantchester Charity 3k Results, 2019

Preliminary Results from the wet & windy Grantchester Charity 3k, 29/9/2019

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Grantchester Charity Runs T-shirts

Our longtime sponsor the Lunchtime Company was been generous enough to allow all the proceeds from the T-shirt sales to be donated to our designated charities. Every year has been a bit different featuring our 10 to 3 logo and our designated charities. I’m sure the 10th Anniversary T-shirts will soon be Collectors items! You …

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10th Anniversary Team Competition

To celebrate our Tenth Anniversary, we are having a Special Team Competition!

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ACT’s Emergency Children’s Ambulance Campaign

The 10th Anniversary Grantchester Charity Runs are proud to be supporting the Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust campaign to purchase an Emergency Children’s Ambulance for the East of England.

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Grantchester Charity Runs: A Brief History

2019 sees the 10th Anniversary Grantchester Charity Runs being held on Sunday, September 29th. The first 10k was run by 30…

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