Info: New entries for this event closed on Tuesday 31st August 2021.
Under 19's £5
This event was first run in 2017 and is a 7.2km challenging Category A fell race in stunning White Peak countryside run under FRA (Fell Running Association) rules. The 2021 event sees the addition of two shorter junior national championship races. Net event proceeds will go to local charities including Ilam School who help support the event with refreshments and marshals as well as the National Trust to assist in maintaining the beautiful and extremely popular Dovedale area.
All the race routes are in and around the Ilam and Dovedale area - for the 2021 provisional route map click the webpage link below - and the race starts are 5 minutes walk from registration. The main 7.2km race route initially climbs steeply up Bunster Hill before descending into the Dovedale valley. The run then follows the picturesque River Dove for a short tarmac section before crossing the iconic stepping stones followed by a steep and unrelenting climb up to the summit of Flagpole Hill. After a short ridge run the race ascends the limestone hill known as Thorpe Cloud before another long descent and a fast finish across the fields by the Izaak Walton Hotel back to the finish at Ilam Hall.
Entries for the FRA Junior Championship Races are at - Ilam Junior Fell Races
Under 19's should enter the Senior race - the qualifying ages for this race are 16, 17 or 18 as at 31/12/21.
For race start times, age categories and all details see the race webpage.
Event entry will be pre-entry only; entries will close on the 25th of August. Electronic/scan timing will be used - barcoded race numbers will be issued at registration. NB NO RACE NUMBER = NO START!
Registration: at Ilam Hall, Ashbourne DE6 2AZ.
Parking: there will be dedicated event parking at Ilam Hall. Please follow event signs on the day.
Equipment: it is expected that competitors will wear/carry appropriate clothing for the conditions at the time of the race as required by current FRA regulations (see website link below). A local weather forecast will be displayed at event registration.
There will be a post-race prize giving for each race. Hot and cold drinks and home made cake will be supplied at the finish.
Before coming please ensure you read all the FRA rules and requirements for runners - click here.
Event results will be available online shortly after the event on our fell race webpage and U19 and senior categories will be clearly identifiable.
All participants under the age of 18 must have a Parental Consent Form completed for them on behalf of their Parent or Guardian. For more information and to access the form, please use the link below:
If you are entering on behalf of a runner aged under 18, please download the above form, read it carefully and return a completed form to: firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the event date. Failure to do so may lead to the runner not being allowed to compete. Please direct any questions to the above email address.
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.