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This years race will take place on Wednesday 29 June 2016; we hope that you are able to join us on this very special occasion as we celebrate 70 years of Hope Fell Race!

First run in 1946 (and won by Bob Randles), Hope Fell Race is the third oldest race in the Peak District, and the ninth oldest still running in the UK. 

Celebrations for our 70th year began back in February when we introduced the Hope Winter Fell Race; a reverse of the popular summer route.  An amazing 221 runners participated with Stuart Bond first home and setting the first winter record at 44.26; Lauren McNeil, first female, set the women’s winter record at 52.47.

Our summer plans are now well underway, including the launch of a new race sponsor – Accelerate, the UK’s ultimate running store.

We are also extremely grateful to the local businesses that continue to support Hope Fell Race, keep an eye on facebook and our supporters page for details as they go live!

Once again, the summer race will consist of an adults, junior and infant fun race.  All races include prizes – and there are some great ones on offer too! Our junior and infant races include medals for all participants. There is ample car parking, toilets and free refreshments for all runners. Better still, the Hope Wakes Week beer tent will be open for spectators and that celebratory post-race drink.

Adult Race

Summit Win Hill in this 9.5 km / 5.9 mile race with 451 metres of ascent.

Race Starts: 7.30pm

Entry: Registrations open at 6pm on the day. £5 Entry Fee.

  • Entrants must be over 16 years of age (U18’s require parental consent).
  • Hope Fell Race is registered with the Fell Runners Association and adheres to the FRA guidelines.
  • Download our entry form (coming shortly) or complete one on the day.

Junior Race

Our junior race is 3.25km and suitable for those who are under 16 years.

Race Starts: 6.45pm

Entry: Registrations open at 6pm on the day. £2 Entry Fee.

  • Entrants require parental consent.


Infant Fun Race

Those aged 6-9 years can take part in our Fun Race, which takes place on Hope sports field.

Race Starts: 6.30pm

Entry: Registrations open at 6pm on the day. £1 Entry Fee.

  • Entrants require parental consent.

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