Half Marathon - £25 (affiliated) / £27 (unaffiliated)
Trail running adventures that will take you away from the comfort of urban gravel tracks and into the heart of the glorious landscapes, nature and heritage that we have here in the North East of England. Something a little different and perfect for those wanting to progress from knocking out easy, fast and flat 10ks (don’t expect any personal bests here!). One of a series of explorations of Weardale and the North Pennines, this will be a showcase of what we want to achieve at Greener Miles events in partnership with the North Pennines AONB: interesting, challenging races bringing wonderful memories and held as environmentally responsibly as possible.
All races start and finish in Stanhope, a delightful market town in the Durham Dales and the perfect location to launch your trail running adventures. The race routes take in The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and UNESCO Global Geopark: a stunning landscape of open heather moors, dramatic dales, tumbling upland rivers, wonderful woods, close knit communities, glorious waterfalls, fantastic birds, colourful hay meadows, stone-built villages, intriguing imprints of a mining and industrial past and distinctive plants. The area has many distinctive geology and landscape features, significant archaeology and supports important biodiversity in a range of key habitats.
Race distances and elevation
10k (6.1 miles, 1200ft)
Half-marathon (13.4miles, 1687ft)
You will be required to wear clothing appropriate to the conditions on the day. All of these events go onto the open moorland where it could be very cold.
All events: foil blanket and mobile phone
Half marathon: an additional warm base layer, waterproof jacket, emergency snack, hat and gloves.
Prizes for 1st to 3rd Senior Male Female, and 1st place in V40-49, V50-59 and V60+
What you get:
Venue: Stanhope Showground, Unthank Park, Stanhope, County Durham, DL13 2PQ.
Directions - located beside the B6278 road which leads to Eggleston and Teesdale. Access is good for visitors travelling from all directions as Stanhope is located on the cross-roads formed by the intersection of the B6278 and the A689 road.
Parking - Event parking will be in the show ground with additional parking areas within Stanhope town centre if needed.
Race registration will open at the show ground at 8am and close at 10am, both race distances will start at 10.30 prompt. Please note there is a short walk from registration to the start area. The race finishes at the show ground where your car will be parked.
We are an eco-friendly company, and on that basis, we don’t use disposable plastic cups and don’t offer T shirts as standard – many go to waste after events. As with all of our races we will be collecting pre-loved running kit so that we can pass it all onto an up-cycling scheme which we are supporting. We are actively encouraging participants to give something back to the environment which is why your race goodies are a little bit different. We are including a packet of mixed wildflower seeds for you to plant which will encourage bees and other pollinators to visit your garden and are great for the environment.
Note on potential changes due to Coronavirus: due to the current pandemic, the event may be subject to enhanced restrictions and guidelines, such as waved starts, online race briefings etc. We will communicate these fully with you in due course. As with all of our events, should the event be cancelled due to COVID, you will be entitled to claim a refund as one of your options.
This event offers the option to purchase upgraded refundable terms, so that participants may be able to get a refund if they are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances.