The Cross Fell Race 2018
The 2018 Cross Fell Race on Saturday 30th June is a new fell race for the FRA race calendar, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Race starts 11am, the route of 24Km with 560m of climb takes in the summit of Cross Fell the highest Pennine peak and source of the Tees, with stunning views over the Eden Valley of the Lake District and beyond into Scotland. Race HQ and registration from 9am is at the village hall in scenic Garrigill, which also boasts pub, post office/shop, B&B, garage, public toilets and church.
The fell race is run by local volunteers, the entry fees going to local charities, which this year are the three children play areas on Alston Moor, with a small donation to the local Penrith MRT and Greg’s Hut Association (refuge bothy on Cross Fell).
The race route using the Pennine Way and bridle path is fully marshalled and run under FRA rules with usual kit requirements, sorry no dogs; minimum age for entry is 18yo on the day of the race. Entry fee is £8 through SiEntries (click here) and £10 on the day. This includes a gradely spread of sandwiches and cakes with hot and cold drinks post-race. Prizes will be given to winners of each age category and teams of 4 runners for both men and women.