Ilam Park Fell Race
Tuesday 4/9/18 - 6.30pm start

This is a challenging Category A fell race run under FRA (Fell Runners Association) rules and all net proceeds will go to the National Trust.

The start is a 5 minute walk from registration and the route goes over Bunster Hill, along the River Dove and across the ‘famous’ Dovedale stepping stones then steeply up to the summit of Flagpole Hill. It then heads across Thorpe Pastures before ascending & descending Thorpe Cloud and then it’s back along the river and across the fields by the Izaak Walton Hotel to the finish at Ilam Hall.

For a final route map & profile see this link:

The route will be clearly marked and marshalled.

From the summit of Thorpe Cloud, Dovedale appears, protected by the limestone crags of Bunster Hill in the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire

Distance: 7.5km*
Climb: +/- 360m
Entry on the day only £5
Race starts promptly at 6:30pm; pre-race briefing at 6.25pm.
Registration at Ilam Hall DE6 2AZ opens at 5pm; registration CLOSES AT 6.00pm.

SPORTident timing will be used and dibbers/race numbers will be issued at registration – bring your own dibber if you have one – NO DIBBER OR RACE NUMBER = NO START!!

Equipment: it is expected that competitors will wear/carry appropriate clothing suitable 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. **In view of the time of year we strongly recommend that head torches are carried, particularly for slower/steadier runners**.

* NB the distance is increased from the originally planned 6km due to landowners restrictions/consents etc.

There will be a post race prize giving.

The minimum age to enter this race is 16 years; any runners under 18 will need to provide a signed FRA parental consent form (copies available at registration).

Before coming please ensure you read all the FRA rules and requirements for runners:

For any pre-race enquiries please contact Alison Wainwright: 07760 558031 or