Most years there are between 7 and 10 events set all over Yorkshire. These events are open to all members of clubs affiliated to YVAA, about 70 at the moment. All veteran members of these clubs are eligible to take part. Members that are between 33 and 35 can run as guests but once you are 35 you qualify as a veteran runner and are then eligible for team points and prizes. The camaraderie in these events is fantastic with support for all standards of runners from 35 to 80+. Courses are usually between 5 and 6 miles long and vary enormously from venue to venue, some are almost flat and on good surfaces whilst others like our race from Neiley, are very hilly and involve woodland and field paths and just short linking stretches on tarmac.
Registration for the year takes place on line via the YVAA website www.yvaa.org but payment is on the day. Your race number lasts for the whole series so you must hang onto it after each race. Each runner wears their 5 year age category on their back so knowing who is just in front adds spice to the racing!
At the moment the cost of entry to each race is just £5 and for this you get to race and have a chance of one of about 40 age group prizes given out at each race plus spot prizes for those that do not win an age group prize.
Most races also have free or very cheap refreshments after the event.