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Silent Night Fell Race

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Monday 18th December 2023

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Sunday 29th January 2023
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Friday 15th December 2023 at 23:00
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15 Participants
Entry Fees
FRA Member   £6.00   
Non Member   £8.00   
Event Organiser - Andy Blackett

This race is organised by Durham Fell Runners and licensed and supported by the Fell Runners Association.

Silent Night is the dark festive cousin of Chapelfell Top Race. It is 6.6km with 370m of ascent, run entirely in the dark, on an unmarked route, on rough pathless ground up to the 703m summit of Chapelfell Top above St. John’s Chapel, Weardale. 

Navigation will be required. GPS is not allowed to be used for navigation, but the use of a GPS device to display distance travelled, time, speed or altitude is allowed. You must provide verifiable evidence of completing two events which include off path navigation such as Mountain Marathons, orienteering events or AL Lakeland (or similar) races (trail races/sky races/short fell races won’t be accepted). Kit requirements are extensive and will be strictly enforced. If you aren’t sure if you have enough relevant experience please read no further, this is not a race for people without extensive fell racing experience.

Start Time: 7pm

Parking & registration: Chatterbox Cafe, 11 Market Place, St. Johns Chapel, Weardale, DL13 1QF.

Course: 6.6km distance, 370m ascent.

Route: See map on website.


  • Map (provided at registration)
  • Compass (suitable for navigation - not a button/toy compass)
  • Whistle
  • Head torch
  • Spare head torch
  • Waterproof top with integral hood and taped seams
  • Waterproof bottoms with taped seams
  • Emergency food
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Emergency Bivvy Bag (not a blanket)
  • SPARE Warm insulated top and SPARE full length tights in a waterproof bag
  • Mobile Phone with RO phone number stored in it - 07739462684

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Event Location
Chatterbox Cafe, St. Johns Chapel, DL13 1QF