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Chapelfell Top Fell Race

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Tuesday 16th July 2024

Entries Open
Sunday 3rd March 2024
Entries Close
Friday 12th July 2024
Entries So Far
4 Participants
Entry Fees

FRA Member  £6
Non-Member  £8

Event Organiser - Fran Blackett

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Chapelfell Top is an AS race; 7km with 400m ascent. It is an out and back route which has a bit of everything: tough fell ground, a big climb (to the summit of Chapelfelltop at an elevation of 700m) and a fantastic quick descent. It starts in St John’s Chapel at 7.30pm and heads straight up Chapelfell Top, initially on a track and then out on to the open fell, reaching the summit before turning around and heading back down by the same route.

This is a race for people with fell running experience. Participants must be confident in running across rough terrain and have competent navigation skills as there are no paths on the fell section and none of the route is flagged.

Registration will be open from 5:30pm where you will collect your number and a map of the route (which is also available to download from the website). Please ensure that you park considerately in the village. Refreshments will be available to buy from the Chatterbox Cafe before and after the race. 

This race is organised by Durham Fell Runners and licensed and supported by the FRA, please consider joining the FRA to support the organisation and receive a discount on future race entries.

Time: Registration from 5:30pm, race start at 7:30pm.

Location: Chatterbox Cafe, 11 Market Place, St. Johns Chapel, Weardale, DL13 1QF.

Course: 7km distance, 400m ascent.

Route: See map on website.

Kit: Please bring and be prepared to carry the following:

  • Map
  • Compass
  • Whistle
  • Waterproof top with integral hood and taped seams
  • Waterproof bottoms with taped seams
  • Hat
  • Gloves.

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