The Cross Fell Race - Sunday 30th June

07/03/2019

This is the first anniversary of the Cross Fell Race which last year raised £600 for local play areas.

Last year's start
Last year's start

Starting 11am from Garrigill, the eminently runnable route of 24Km with 680m of climb forms a lasso taking in the summit of Cross Fell (the highest Pennine peak) and the source of the Tees, with stunning 360 degree views over the spine of England above Eden Valley with the Lake District and Scotland beyond. Race HQ and registration from 9am is in the village hall of scenic Garrigill, which also boasts post office/shop, B&Bs, garage (non-fuel), public toilets and church.

copyright Ordnance Survey
copyright Ordnance Survey

The fell race is organised by local volunteers, all entry fees going to local charities, which this year are the Garrigill Church, Village Hall and Greg's Hut Association (refuge bothy on Cross Fell). We must again thank Hangar 18, the running and outdoor clothing specialist, for kindly providing prizes and race equipment.

Parking will be directed by marshals on the day; strictly no parking on the village green or in front of residents' homes please.

The race route using the Pennine Way and a bridle path is fully marshalled and run under FRA rules with usual kit requirements, sorry no dogs; minimum age for entry is 18yo on the day of the race. Entry fee is £8 through Si Entries or £10 on the day. This includes a gradely spread of food and drinks post-race in the village hall. Prize-giving will be at 3pm for winners of each age category and teams of 3 runners for both men and women.

Cross Fell Race first climb
Cross Fell Race first climb