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Hob Hurst's Fell Race is a traditional category ‘BS’ fell race in the Peak District.

Starting and finishing in Beeley on the edge of the Chatsworth Estate, the race climbs up through Hell Bank Plantation and across the high moorland to reach the historic Hob Hurst's House.  Competitors will then enjoy a long and fast descent back to the village via Beeley Hill top. 

The race, which kicks off our Peak District Trail Running Weekender, will operate in accordance with UK Athletics rules under a Fell Running Association License. 

For participants in our Trail Running Weekender, entry to the race is included in their package. 

Info & Entries


8km (5-miles)

256m (840ft) elevation gain

Start Time


(exact start times may be staggered) 

Minimum Age


Entry Fee

FRA Members £8.70

Others £10.70

(+£0.95 booking fee)) 

70p of each entry will be donated to the Peak District National Park Foundation #70kfor70 campaign to help protect the park for everyone, forever!

No entries on the day
No dogs

Fell Running Rules and Safety

The race will operate under the Fell Running Association's Rules for Competition and participants must comply with the "Runner's Rules".

The route is fixed (i.e. no individual route choice on the moors) will be partially marked to avoid runners venturing into out of bounds areas, particularly in designated SSSIs (Sites of Special Scientific Interest). 

Participants are required to wear shoes suitable for fell running, and should arrive at the race with the 'FRA Mandatory Minimum Kit' and be prepared to wear or carry it during the race. Depending on the weather conditions on the night we may relax some or all of these requirements: 

  • Waterproof whole body cover (with taped seams and integrated attached hood), 

  • Hat

  • Gloves 

  • Map of the route

  • Compass

  • Whistle 

  • Emergency food. 

Other useful FRA safety information includes the "First on Scene" and "Hypothermia" leaflets, although we obviously hope not to need these on the day.

More information about the Fell Running Association (FRA), including how to join, is available HERE. Membership is just £16 per year and includes lots of benefits. 


COVID-19: Additional rules and requirements relating to covid-19 may be applied, depending on the situation and government restrictions at the time of the race. This may include a staggered or rolling start format to enable social distancing to be maintained. 

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On the day


Dukes Barn, School Lane, Beeley, DE4 2NU.  OS Grid Reference SK 266 676


Race parking in the village is located 200 metres from the event HQ at Dukes Barn, see diagram below. Parking is £3 cash per vehicle, with all proceeds to Beeley Village Hall funds. Alternative parking is available at Carlton Lees car park, approximately 10 minutes walk away (Post code DE4 2NX). Please DO NOT attempt to park within the grounds of Dukes Barn (which is for residents only) or on-street within the village. 


There will be NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY.

Registration will take place between 5:30pm and 6:45pm at Dukes Barn.  Please arrive in good time to collect your number and timing chip. The chips need returning at the end of the event.


There will be no water on the course. Water will be available at the finish but the event is "cup free" so please bring your own drinking vessel. 


Beeley is a small very quiet village. Please respect the area, be careful not to drop litter and be courteous to local residents. 


Toilets are available at Duke's Barn. Please do not use adjacent fields and hedges within sight of properties.

While warming up / cooling down please stick to the public areas and rights of way, or the field within the grounds of the he barn. 

Race Route 

A gpx file can be downloaded via plotaroute (click on route name at top left of panel below) for use to supplement your map if you recce / train on the route. However, remember that use of gps equipment during the race is not permitted, except in an emergency - as per FRA 'Runners Rules'.


Prizes will be awarded to the following:

1st, 2nd & 3rd Male and Female, 1st Male & Female Veteran in each age category represented.



Results from previous editions of Hob Hurst's Fell Race are available below. Results of the 2021 race will added here shortly after race day.



2020 Cancelled due to Covid-19


Terms and Conditions

No refunds are available in the event of participants cancelling their place after entry. 


Transfer of an entry to another runner is permitted until 72 hours before the race, but must be processed by the original entrant using the link provided in the entry confirmation email. Transfer of deferred entries from 2020 must be requested by email to no later than 30th June 2021.

Our general terms and conditions apply in other respects. They are available here

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