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Bamford Carnival Fell Race

2020 Race Cancelled due to Coronavirus restrictions

Wednesday 15th July 2020, Race starts 7.30pm

Registration on the night, £5.

Entry forms available at registration or download here

Minimum age 16 on the day of the race.

Start and finish Bamford Recreation Ground, Grid Ref. 206829.

Free car parking on the Recreation Ground, S33 0DA, off Station Road.

Registration opens at 6pm,

It would be helpful if you aim to register by 7.10pm.

The race is licensed by the FRA under UKA Rules. License number TBD. Category B, Short.

Refreshments available before and after the race include Sunshine Pizza Oven, tea coffee, soft drinks and beer. Water for competitors at the finish line.

Prizes 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 funnelling down into Water Lane, the route has the advantage of no further bottlenecks.

The course record is 28:07 by Stuart Bond and the ladies’ record is 31:30 by Jo Smith. The race is not just for elite athletes; many local runners gain a great sense of achievement by simply completing the route.

Other Bamford Fell Races

The Sheepdog Trials Fell Race is in May on the Spring Bank Holiday

Bamford Carnival Junior Fell Race is the day after the senior race

Race History

2003 Fell Race