Entries for the 2019 race are now closed.
Entries are limited to 70 teams, and we make no apology that there is a certain amount of vetting if we exceed this number (which has happened every year). Preference is given to Clubs that have historically supported the event, who have a strong fell running heritage in the North of England, and who put something back into the sport by organising fell races. New Clubs should not try to enter more than one team as you will not be successful, but we do try and take at least one or two new Clubs each year. Priority on new Clubs will be given to Clubs with proven fell experience and who have previously been unsuccessful in trying to enter the race.
Clubs who ran last year will generally get a priority on entries but we no longer guarantee a place, it depends on past performances and who else enters. We do hold a ‘Waiting List’ so you may be offered a place late in the day if you think you can still get a team ready to run.
Some clubs will receive quick notification if their entry has been successful, and all clubs will be notified shortly after the closing date of Friday 9th August 2019 if they have been successful and how many teams they have been allocated. No money will be taken in advance but Clubs will pay as soon as they ‘accept’ their Entry Invitation.
The entry fee of £95 includes free car parking at Patterdale and the use of Sportident both for online entry and result services. This makes the event significantly easier to manage and by adding these costs to the entry we do not reduce the amount we can donate to the local community. We are very dependent on the support of the local community and make a significant contribution to local causes. (Please see our Community page for more information on the local charities we support).
Please note that once your entry has been accepted and your Entry Fee taken, this is not refundable, and as always any surplus race funds will be donated to the local Charities.
The following criteria apply to each team category (please note that you cannot enter more than one team in any single category e.g. 2 x Open Teams):
Ladies Team – all 8 ladies
Mixed Team – 4 men and 4 ladies in each team (can be split across the four legs in any way you want).
Vets Team – all 8 runners (any mix of male or female) must be aged 40 or over on the day of the race
Open Team – anybody (any mix of males / females of any age subject to minimum age requirements)
There is a minimum age limit of 18 yrs old apart from Leg 1 on which one 16 yr old may run providing their partner is over 18 yrs old. Written parental / Guardian consent must be obtained by the Team Captain for any runner Under 18 years of age. See the Event website for a full list of Race Rules
Teams will be required to enter their individual leg runners on-line via SIentries by midnight Friday 4th October 2019.
If you have specific questions relating to entries then you can get in touch with the Entries Secretary:
Mobile 07837 700431
Good luck !