The Chevy Chase is a 20-mile journey through some of the finest upland scenery in Northumberland giving runners the opportunity to channel their energies into a rewarding and demanding personal challenge. You will need to be fit and sure footed, determined, and prepared for all weathers. Your route will take you deep into the heart of the “land of the far horizon”; you will summit both Cheviot 2,676 feet / 815m and Hedgehope 2,348 feet / 714m.
You will have the unrestrained freedom of the hills, the route is unmarked and you may choose your own path as long as the manned checkpoints are visited in the correct order. Only a short section is on road; the rest of your route follows tracks, footpaths, sheep paths and crosses rough fell. Although taking place in midsummer the sun is never certain to shine and low cloud is a distinct possibility therefore you must be able to navigate by map and compass.
Please note from 2017 there is no walking race option, and the completion time for all participants is 6 hours.
FRA safety standards will apply.
This event offers the option to purchase Booking Protect, so that participants may be able to get a refund if they are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances.