Please click HERE to view the full results from the Gunpowder Plod 5k.

In the meantime if you have any questions regarding the results please contact us on 01904 409401 or


It was cold, dark and fiery, many of you will be aware that there was a delay to the start of the race and epic firework display for which we apologise. We've sent you all an email detailing why this occurred and outlining a gesture that we're putting in place.

Click HERE to view the email


PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are almost SOLD OUT therefore there will be NO PARKING available to purchase on the night - if you wish to drive please purchase your parking beforehand and remember to print off your pass to gain access to the Car Park.

You will not be able to park your car without displaying this permit.

For more information please read the emails contained in the links below:

Firework Festival essential information

Gunpowder Plod 5k run essential information

Music Line-up announced

Reverend and the Makers will be headlining our Main Stage on the 5th November, supported by a variety of local acts that you can read all about here. Fancy some acoustic action? Check out our fantastic Beer Tent line-up.

Firework Festival entertainment programme

Take a sneak peek at what you can expect on the night at the Gunpowder Plod:


4.00pm Main Gates Open – All Attractions and Beer Tent Open
4.30pm The Entertainment Company
5.30pm The Littlemores
5.30pm FlameOz Fire Performers
6.00pm Bonfire Lit
6.15pm Run Warm Up and Briefing from the main Stage
6.30pm Start of The Gunpowder Plod 5k
6.30pm FlameOz Fire Performers
7.30pm Trevor Rooney recounts The Gunpowder Plot
7.55pm FlameOz Stage Sow
8.00pm Firework Spectacular set to a sporting soundtrack
8.30pm Montego Bay
9.30pm Reverend and The Makers


5.00pm Helen Chambers
6.00pm Mark Wynn
6.30pm Aimie J Ryan
7.00pm Boss Caine


5.30pm Adrian Spendlow tells horrible York Histories (for kids)

Face-painting is also on offer in the story-telling tent


In the food court we will be serving:

Gourmet Coffee and hot drinks
Hog Roasts x 2
Toffee Apples
Cinder Toffee
Horse Chestnuts
French Alpine Tartiflette
Jacket Spuds
Burgers and Hot Dogs
Pasta and Chilli


Free Festival Activities

The Gunpowder Plod is a family friendly festival and there's plenty going on to keep the little ones entertained, we have the following attractions for you to enjoy which are all INCLUDED in the entry price:

Large bouncy castle

Small bouncy castle

Bouncy giant slide

Bungee trampolines

Climbing towers x 2

Kids’ treasure trail (with sweeties as prizes)

Kids’ quad bikes

Zorb balls



Raise your glass

York’s biggest bonfire night event is to be celebrated with a limited edition beer, brewed in its honour,‘Gunpowder Grog’ is the creation of Ossett Brewery’s Rat microbrewery for The Gunpowder Plod.

Paul Spencer, The Rat Brewery’s head brewer and creator of Gunpowder Grog, says the beer is ‘pale, dry, bitter and intensely hoppy.’  Brewed with American Galaxy hops, it will be available in the Fireworks Festival beer tent as a one-off, limited edition festival special.

The tent will feature 12 speciality Yorkshire beers, including Ossett Brewery’s multi award-winning Silver King flagship beer and its best-selling Rat Race Blonde, a 3.9% pale ale, which the brewers say represents an ideal ‘entry level’ real ale.

Andy Pollard, sales manager at Ossett Brewery, says: “Gunpowder Grog is a cracking beer, specially created for this event with a very generous infusion of American hops that will provide drinkers with a flavour explosion!”

Beer Tent Menu

Ossett Brewery Rat Race Blonde 3.9% Pale
Rat Brewery Gunpowder Grog 4.0% Pale
Abbeydale Brewery Deception 4.1% Pale
Acorn Brewery Barnsley Bitter 3.8% Chestnut
Great Heck Brewery Angel 3.9% Pale
Ilkley Brewery Mary Jane 3.5% Pale
Kelham island Brewery Easy Rider 4.3% Amber
Scarborough Brewery Sealord 4.0% Golden
Rudgate Brewery Axeman Stout 4.4% Black
Fernandes Brewery Centennial 4.1% Pale
Riverhead Brewery Leggers Light 3.6% Pale
Ossett Brewery Silver King 4.3% Pale
Thistly Cross Cider Apple 4.0%
Thistly Cross Cider Strawberry 4.0%
Thistly Cross Cider Ginger 4.0%
Redwood Creek Chardonnay 13.5%
Redwood Creek Merlot 13%
Redwood Creek Pinot Noir 13%
Draught Asahi Premium Lager 5.0%
Bottled Magners 4.5%
Soft Drinks – Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Red Bull, Irn Bru
Orange and Cranberry juice
Spirit and mixers (Smirnoff, Bacardi, Jack Daniel’s, Grouse, Gordon’s)
Assorted bar snacks including pork scratchings!

Book your Bungee Jump in the Dark!

Celebrate Bonfire night with an all together different bang this year as UK Bungee brings it 160ft crane jump to the Gunpowder Plod for their first ever organised night jump!

The pitch black night sky will add to the thrill and excitement of your bungee jump as you take a leap into the darkness below!  This is a fantastic chance to experience a bungee jump in a completely different setting and make sure that November 5th this year is a night you won't forget

Click HERE to book your slot now.

UK's Premier Fire Act confirmed

Flame Oz Promo from David J Nolan on Vimeo.

The FlameOz Fire Show is the UK’s premier fire act who have performed in more than 40 countries over the last 9 years with highly energetic, multi-award winning, choreographed fire dance and pyrotechnic routines that will leave you awe-struck.

Click here for info on the 5k Run Click here for info on the firework festival