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Chapelfell Top Fell Race

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Saturday 10th October 2020

Entries Open
Saturday 5th September 2020 at 08:00
Entries Close
Saturday 26th September 2020 at 22:00
Entries so Far
71 Participants
Entry Fees

FRA Member  £6
Non-Member  £8

Event Organiser - Fran Blackett

This race 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.

You should only enter this event if you have experience of fell running and navigation over rough, pathless terrain and have the fitness and ability to complete this event in potentially poor weather conditions.

Staggered start from 10am

Start in St John’s Chapel, Weardale with cake available to buy afterwards at the Chatterbox cafe.

In order to comply with government guidance we have made some modifications to our usual evening blast.

  • The race will be run in a time trial format with entrants setting off in groups of 6 at 10 minute intervals. This is to comply with government guidance on group sizes and will minimise congestion and the need for overtaking on the course.
  • The race will start on the track where there is room for appropriate social distancing. It will finish at the bottom of the track where it meets the road. There will also be one-way systems in place.
  • All entries will be pre entry via SiEntries with a maximum of 72 participants.
  • There will be strict kit requirements

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

Course: 7km distance, 400m ascent.

Route: See map on website.


  • Map (will be sent out with your race number)
  • Compass
  • Whistle
  • Waterproof top with integral hood and taped seems
  • Waterproof bottoms with taped seems
  • Emergency food
  • Water
  • A mobile phone is recommended
  • A buff which can act as a mask, or a face mask
  • You must bring to the event and be prepared to carry:
    • Hat 
    • Gloves

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

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