Double or Quit

Date : Next race : 24th August 2019

On The Day entries avaiable
if race limit has not been reached (+£2 admin feee)

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Race Instructions

Final Race instructions  TBC


Shipley Park Visitor Centre
DE75 7GX

Race Start

Double or Quit Race Start Time

Saturday 24th August 5:00pm

Car Parking

We anticipate the queues for the car parking to be a potential bottleneck at the event so please arrive early and car share if possible.

There are 200 spaces on the main Pay and Display Car Park at the visitors centre.

We have been advised that enforcement on Saturday will cease at 6pm not 8 as advertised.

There are two Pay and Display payment machines, the one nearest the visitor’s centre is card payment only the other is cash, please make sure you get in the correct queue and check the machines first.

There is plenty of alternative and free parking around the industrial area before getting to the park. If making use of this please park sensibly so as not to create any issues for us.  

Collection of Race Numbers and Timing Chip

You can collect your Race Number from 3:00pm from the Green Room at the Shipley Country Park Visitor centre.

The Collection point will be sign posted from the car park.

There will be four to five desks in the Green Room. Desk 1 will have race numbers 1-99, desk 2 100- 199 and so on.

Please remember your race number and collect it from the appropriate desk.

 We will have the names and race numbers on large posters on the walls if you forget.

 The timing chip is contained within the race number, so the race number MUST be worn on the front of your running vest at all times. If you complete the race without a number, you will not be registered as a finisher. Once you have collected your race number, please make your way to the race village.

Please do not cross any timing controls whilst wearing your bib once you have completed the race.

Drinks Stations

Water will be available at 2.8, 5, 7.8,10,12.8 and 15 miles. 


There will be portable toilets available for use around the main start area.


The route is one two or three laps, each lap being identical to the course taken last year.

You can finish after one lap or continue on to do a second lap, if you complete lap 2 within 1 hour 30 minutes you have the option of completing a third lap. If you take longer than this to complete your second lap you will not not be able to do a third. This will be strictly enforced..

The Start and Finish is the same for everyone.

 Those doing two or three laps will need to run straight on at the split point, continuing up the trail to the marshalled left turn into the park, across the lap timing mat to re-join the course and continue your second lap.

 Upon completion of your second lap you will simply head to the finish line by taking a left turn at the split point.

 On the Day updates

 All updates on the day will be posted on the Double or Quit Facebook page.

Final note

 Please can we finally ask you to take home any flyers and responsibly dispose of any rubbish you have on the day.

I look forward to seeing you on Saturday 24th and hope that you have a great race.

Any problems or questions please do not hesitate to contact us through our Facebook page.


Cathy Ayton
Race Director
Ilkeston Running Club

The Race

Race Start

The Double or Quit Race is an annual multi-terrain 5, 10 or 15 mile race around scenic Shipley Park in Derbyshire.

You can choose the distance you want to run on the day, 5, 10 or 15 miles or even Nordic Walk(5 miles only).

The race starts at 5pm from Shipley Park Visitor Centre, Heanor, Derbyshire DE75 7GX and has a time limit of 2 hours and 15 minutes.

This year we are pleased to annouce that our event will be chip timed by JC Race Solutions, using disposible race bib chips.

JC Race Solutions

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Race Start

Race Start

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Registration and Entry Fees

Entry to our race is available to all runners who will be 17 years or over on race day.

This year we will only be accepting online registration through the JCRS Timing Solutions web site. This service has no card handling fees to the end user. Runners that are registered will be listed on the JCRS Timing Solutions Web Site. [Here]

Early Bird entry fee is;
£13 Affiliated Runners
£15 Unattached Runners

Entry Fee From 1st  April
£14 Affiliated Runners
£16 Unattached Runners


The entry fee is the same for the 5 mile, 10 mile, 15 mile and Nordic Walkers.

Race T-Shirts

This year we are pleased to offer technical t shirts. The cost of the technical t shirts are £10.00 and will be distributed with your race number at the green room on race day.


Our race is held to raise funds for charity. No refunds will be given unless in the event of event cancellation. Substitutions will be allowed as detailed below


You can substitue your place to another runner up until the 22nd August. The cost of a substitution is £2 to cover admin fees. Please email us providing all the details of the substitution.

Include: Name, Age, Date of Birth, Gender, Home Address, Contact Number, Email Address, Emergency Contact details and any medical conditions we should be aware of.

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Late Entries

The online entry system will close on the 22nd August or earlier if the race limit of 500 runners is reached.

On the day entries

Only available if the race limit has not been reached. Cost is an additional £2 to he entry fee to cover admin costs.


If you have any registration questions please contact us at