Grantchester Charity Runs: Sunday Sept 22nd, 2024

2024 GCR Registration is OPEN!

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, yes ALL, 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 £10 + fee through the registration process or the link below:

GCR 2024 T-Shirts

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 £6 plus fee (Adult must register separately) We are now on Twitter: @GCRuns and Facebook. Please check these out and like, retweet, etc!!

‘On the Day’ Schedule, Sunday, September 22nd, 2024

The Runs and Parking are located on the Trumpington side of Grantchester (see map in sidebar). 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 Lucy Carlton from Addenbrooke’s Frank Lee Centre: 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 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 Grantchester Charity Runs 2023 Highlights**

2023 Grantchester Charity 10k Results

2023 Grantchester Charity 3k Results

Collage from the Bridge @1.6km

Top end of the 10k course

Google Photos Album of the above

300m from the 10k finish


3.3km, part 1

3.3km, part 2

2022 10k Results from RaceResultsTiming

2022 3k Results

2022 10k ‘on course’ photos from 1.8km

2022 10k photos: 3km

2022 10k photos: Home Stretch

Prize Giving

Loop round the field at the top of the 10k, new for 2023

Individual photos are part of THIS ALBUM

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Warming Up at the 2023 Grantchester Charity Runs

Thanks to Lucy Carlton from the Frank Lee Centre at Addenbrookes!

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300m from the finish

This really is an eye test! Can you spot yourself? Photo Album

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The View from the Top (North) end of the 10k Course

Runners over the 1st km and around the new loop from 2-3km. If you can spot yourself in this you have great vision and/or were a long way ahead of the next runner! Google Photos Album

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The First GCR 2023 Collage!

from the Bridge at ~1.6km of the 10k course. Album of the individual photos and more

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2023 Grantchester Charity Runs Map

Parking available in the Grantchester Village Car Park (Car Park above). Registration area (R) is a short walk from the Car Park past the Start/Finish (S/F).

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2022 Grantchester Charity Runs Wrap-up

The weather Gods smiled on the Grantchester Charity Runs on Sunday as 330+ runners set off to run 10k or 3k in glorious September sunshine.

The 10k was dominated by William Watkins from the get go as he completed the course in 35:13, our second fastest time ever. He was chased home by Luke Ashby …

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CGCR 2022, Prize Giving

Many thanks, Ian, Duncan and Nicole for officiating!

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The Midden @9.4km

10k runners on the home stretch but they had to pass the food stand before they finished!

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Just after 3km

Runners heading back past the Bridge after looping in and round the wood…

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Photos from the Bridge @1.8km

On course photos from 2022…

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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, GCR2021

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, GCR2021

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

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