Rolls-Royce Harriers Handicap Race

Wednesday 13th September 2023 from 6:00pm at Markeaton Park, Derby

This is YOUR chance to ‘beat the handicapper!’

Running Club

​The Handicap Race marks the start of the RR Harriers championship and is a race for club members only. In recent years the Handicap has taken place at Markeaton Park rather than its former venue at Moorways. The 4 mile course comprises a small loop then 2 laps of the perimeter of the park. The surface is a mixture of track and tarmac path. This is a very popular race as start times are staggered based on your handicap, with the slowest runners starting first followed by progressively faster and faster runners, the idea being that everybody crosses the finishing line at the same time or close together. The close nature of the race at the finish means anyone can win - it could be you this year!

If you wish to enter and have any recent times for races over 3 to 6 miles in distance then please email Bill Southgate at with the details (event, date, your time) and Bill, the club handicapper, will do the rest. If you don't have any recent times don't worry, just let Bill know you wish to run and he will still allocate you a handicap.

Race Registration is at Markeaton Park, adjacent to the main car park, from 5pm. The race is free for RR Harriers members. However the car parks are pay-and-display or you can pay for parking via a phone app.