The 10km Cracken Edge Fell Race is a very popular local race, attracting runner’s from across the north west, and is a major annual fund-raising event for the Kinder Mountain Rescue Team. At the moment we do not know when, or if, it will take place this year. We will follow the guidance from the Government, the FRA and we will consider the risks in detail closer to the time. We will keep this page updated as our plans develop.
It is a moderately challenging fell race with two significant climbs, one of which is a delightful steep hill climb at the start – everybody’s favourite! It is run under the Fell Runners Association’s Rule and is a category BM race. Registration is on the day at the Kinder Mountain Rescue Team’s base, just behind the George Hotel in Hayfield; please do not park in the George Hotel’s car park – we recommend using the Sett Valley Trail car park which is just on the other side of the A624 from the George with a pedestrian underpass leading to the rear of the George Hotel. The total distance of the race is 10km and the total climb is about 442 metres (1450 feet). Great views are on offer depending on the weather. The route is well waymarked and it is marshalled by the Mountain Rescue Team. The route is here:
Prizes will be awarded in the George Hotel after the race at about 9:00PM.; there will be over twenty prizes for individual runners in the various age groups and team prizes for both mixed and ladies teams. The Mountain Rescue Team prize will also be presented.
Further details can be found on the FRA web site, see https://www.fellrunner.org.uk/races.php?id=6838
Updated on 8 May 2020.