Entries for the 2024 race will open in July and close on Sunday 25th August; entries are limited to 70 teams.

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 themselves. But we no longer guarantee a place to teams, 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.

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 so please give it a try. Priority on new Clubs will be given to Clubs with proven fell experience, to Clubs who have previously been unsuccessful in trying to enter the race, and to clubs who support participation of both men and women in our sport.

The entry fee of £130 includes free parking at Hartsop and limited passes at Kirkstone Pass and Sykeside campsite, as well as use of Sportident both for online entry and result services. We are very dependent on the support of the local community and try and make a donation to local causes each year. (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 paid, this is not refundable, and as always any surplus race funds will be donated to the local Charities. As mentioned above, if we have a late Event cancellation, then your Club will be refunded the Entry fee (less any direct expenses incurred). Clubs will also be expected to pay for any lost or damaged dibbers.

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):

Women’s Team – all 8 women

Mixed Team – 4 men and 4 women in each team (can be split across the four legs in any way you want).

Vets Team – all 8 runners (any mix of men or women) must be aged 40 or over on the day of the race

Open Team – anybody (any mix of men / women 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 Wednesday 2nd October 2024.

If you have specific questions (relating to entries only) then you can get in touch with the Entries Secretary:

Sara Hodgson

E-mail hodgsonrelay@gmail.com

Mobile 07837 700431

Good luck !