Le Jog 25th Anniversary 2019

Land's End - John O'Groats

LEJOG 2019

An Event Designed For Experts

7th to 10th December 2019

Considered by crews as one of the most demanding and challenging events in Europe and a definite to be ticked on your “must do” events list! HERO’s Land’s End to John O’Groats Reliability Trial is open to cars of a specification built before 1986. Running in December, tough conditions are to be expected, but no-one crosses the finish line without a smile on their face. The event has been tackled and completed by novice crews in the past, however, we would recommend undertaking less advanced events as a preparatory measure prior to competing on Le Jog.

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Event Description

Expert difficulty

This year sees the Silver Jubilee running of LE JOG and that means a very special, traditional (and, as always, tough) event is in store. The 25th running will pay homage to the original ‘93 event and include numerous locations which have not been visited recently, together with one or two completely new roads and venues. To ensure the best possible event takes place, HERO have persuaded John Kiff to return to the route planner’s role that he held from 2011 to 2014.  John was the only Gold medal winning navigator on the original LE JOG in 1993 and was the first person to also win a Gold medal as a driver (with his brother Rob) in their 1958 VW Beetle in 2003.

From the Land’s End start, the event will see swift progress up through South-West England and across the Severn Bridge into Wales for a long night using some of the best lanes the country has to offer.  To make up for the long night, a little extra time will be allowed in bed near Chester before a traditional ‘LE JOG Sunday’ over the moors and fells – and via the pubs – of the ‘spine of England’. A good night’s rest at the Border will prepare crews for the 24 plus hours up through Scotland.  An early start will enable crews to see more of this beautiful country in daylight as we visit classic sections and traditional locations – but also some that have been rarely used.  After battling the roads and elements, weary crews will then experience that special LE JOG euphoria as they cross the finish line to strains of the piper and the wave of the chequered flag.

As is traditional, LE JOG will be about straightforward and unambiguous plotting, accurate map-reading and route-finding together with precision test-driving and, of course, reliability and endurance!  Gold medals will be as hard to come by as ever! To read more about the first Land’s End to John o’Groat’s Reliability Trial in 1993 CLICK HERE.

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Event Characteristics

Start Date


7th December 2019

Finish Date


10th December 2019

Length of Route

1750 Miles

2817 Kms

Pre-Event Training


Briefing Friday 6th at Land's End

Vehicle Eligibility

Pre 1986


Navigation Type

Maps & plotting

(printed maps supplied)

Expected Tests



Expected Regularities



HERO Cup Coefficient


Late Non HPM Entry Fee


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Vehicle Information

  • Only cars built pre-1986 or a model available pre-1986 are eligible to enter
  • The cars will be split into classes based on age and CC
  • The scoring on the test sections is class based so you will be scoring against other similar aged vehicles
  • There are no overall positions, crews compete for Gold, Sliver and Bronze Medals and Class Positions
  • Vehicle eligibility is defined in the HERO Standard Regulations

What Is Included In The Entry Fee?

  • Entry to the event for a car and a crew of two
  • A twin or double room inc Breakfast on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th
  • Morning & afternoon coffee breaks on Saturday, Sunday & Monday
  • Lunch on Saturday, Sunday & Monday
  • Evening Meal on Saturday , Sunday & Monday
  • Breakfast /bacon roll on Tuesday Morning
  • Gala Awards Dinner with Champagne reception on Tuesday evening, 10th
  • Rally Door plates
  • Souvenir Rally Plate
  • Plotting quality map book – no need to purchase a separate set of maps
  • Comprehensive Awards, including Special & Class Awards
  • Special 25th Anniversary Finishers Award
  • 25th Anniversary Regalia


The Rally Package does not include accommodation on the Friday or Tuesday nights. Crews are required to book these themselves.

The Rally runs through Monday night so no accommodation is required – you do not sleep

Event Schedule


Scrutineering & Signing On

Scrutineering is scheduled to take place at a local garage from 10am. Once crews pass scrutineering, they can make their way to the Land’s End Hotel and signing on. The route handouts are issued at midday and an event overview takes place before the Drivers briefing and welcome buffet.


Leg One

An early start straight into the first Test around Land’s End. The first cars tackle the cliff route in the dark before making their way to the first Regularity. Swift progress will be made up through South-West England to cross the Severn Bridge in good time for the evening halt so that crews can prepare for a long night of truly classic sections through Wales


Leg Two

The traditional Saturday night through the classic lanes of Wales usually shakes up the crews a bit before the very welcome bed in the early hours of the morning and a few hours sleep at Chester.


Leg Three

The traditional ‘LE JOG Sunday’ over the moors and fells and onto a full night’s rest at the Border will prepare crews for the 24 hour+ journey up through Scotland.


Leg Four

An early start as we venture into Scotland will enable crews to see more of this beautiful country in daylight as we visit classic sections and traditional locations.


Leg Five

Crews begin to battle through the final sections of the event including the famous 'Loch ness Monster Regularity' and then cross over the finish line in John O'Groats to the strains of the piper and the wave of the chequered flag.

Entry List

LeJog 2019 - Confirmed Entries

Le Jog 2019 - Accepted Entries

Le Jog 2019 - Pending Entries

Event Documentation

Equipment Check-List

Previous event reports