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Sunday 23rd July 2023

Entries Open
Friday 26th May 2023 at 10:00
Entries Close
Saturday 22nd July 2023 at 17:00
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325 Participants
Entry Fees
FRA Member   £10.00   
Non Member   £12.00   
Event Organiser - Fran Blackett

Chapelfell Top is an AS race; 7km with 400m ascent.

First short counter in the 2023 English Fell Running Championships. It is an out and back route which has a bit of everything: tough fell ground, a big climb (to the summit of Chapelfell Top at an elevation of 703m) and a fantastic quick descent. It starts in St. John’s Chapel 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 is in Barrington Hall on the village green and will be open from 11am.

Parking will be available in fields to the east of the village, £5 per car, please car share if possible as space will be limited. What3Words

Refreshments will be available to buy from The Golden Lion pub and the Chatterbox Cafe before and after the race. 

Camping is available at Westgate Caravan and Camping Site (2km from the race start)

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.

The race will be run under FRA rules; no GPS for navigation and no walking poles are permitted. 

Time: Registration open from 11am to collect race number and dibber. Men's race start at 1300. Women's race start at 1400.

Location: St. John's Chapel, Weardale, DL13 1QF.

Course: 7km distance, 400m ascent.

Route: See map which is available to download from the race page on our club website

Kit: Please bring and be prepared to carry full FRA kit. 

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