Wednesday 19th July 2017
Registration on the night, £5.
Entry forms available at registration or download here
Minimum age 16
Start and finish Bamford Recreation Ground, Grid Ref. 206829.
Free car parking on the Recreation Ground, S33 0DA, off Station Road.
Registration opens by 6pm,
It would be helpful if you aim to register by 7.00pm.
The race is registered with the Fell Runners Association and adheres to FRA guidelines.
We are keen to encourage younger runners and so are introducing new prizes this year for under 23s.
The full prize list is for male and female in each of these categories:
1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall
1st Under 23, over 40, over 50, over 60 and over 70.
1st Local runner (Bamford, Thornhill, Shatton, Yorkshire Bridge)
Bamford Carnival is one of the long established and popular Peak District summer races, regularly attracting a field of over 200 runners of all abilities. The idea is to run from the Recreation Ground to the top Win Hill (our nearest peak) following a direct route then loop back to the start, taking in a challenging twisty descent through gorse bushes and a variety of other paths. After the initial dash across the field and funneling down into Water Lane, the route has the advantage of no further bottlenecks.
The course record of 28 ’07 is held by Stuart Bond and the ladies’ record of 31’30 Jo Smith. Of course the race is not just for elite athletes; many local runners gain a great sense of achievement by simply completing the race.
The Sheepdog Trials Fell Race is in May on the Spring Bank Holiday
Bamford Carnival Junior Fell Race is the day before the senior race