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Welcome to the Gritstone Series

The Gritstone Series will be back in 2022. 

Some of the 2021 will still take place as individual races – Accelerate will still be supporting these races. Look out for exciting news later in the year for 2022. 

Fell Racing in the Dark Peak

March,  Wolf’s Pit Fell Race: 9km / 5.6mi 450m / 1476ft of ascent – Cancelled
June, Castleton Fell Race: 10.8km / 6.7mi 458m / 1503ft of ascent – Cancelled
June, Accelerate Edale Fell Race: 7.6km / 4.7mi 402m / 1319ft of ascent – Cancelled
July, Hope Wakes fell Race: 9.5km / 5.9m 451m / 1479ft of ascent – TBC
July, Great Hucklow Fell Race: 9.8km / 6.1mi 340m / 1115ft of ascent – Cancelled
August, Salt Cellar Fell Race: 10.9km / 6.8mi 486m / 1594ft of ascent – TBC
4th September, Longshaw Sheepdog Trials Fell Race: 8.6km / 5.3mi 320m / 1050ft of ascent

October, Curbar Commotion Fell Race: 15.7km / 9.8 miles 403m / 1300ft of ascent
11th October, Windgather Fell Race: 21.8km / 13.5mi  762m / 2500ft of ascent TBC
24th October- new race- Kings Tree Fell Race- 17.5miles

Welcome to the Gritstone Series

The Gritstone ‘True Grit’ Award

Back in 2022. All you have to do is run every single event to get yourself onto the Gritstone ‘True Grit’ Award list. We think it’s quite a challenge, especially this year. So tell us if you are up for the attempt and good luck…we’ll be watching! Further Details >>

The Gritty Series 
Originally devised as a way of encouraging juniors into fell running, the Gritty Series was established in 2012. Each race offers something different, with Wolfs Pit and Edale considered the toughest with Hope and Great Hucklow also offering the aspiring fell runner something different!

The events
Wolfs Pit –  Cancelled
Edale – Cancelled
Hope Wakes – TBC
Bradwell – TBC
Great Hucklow –Cancelled
Longshaw – 4th Sept

Full details of the Series, including all the qualifying age groups, can be found here >>


29th March Wolf's Pit Fell Race
5th June Castleton Fell Race
14th June Accelerate Edale Fell Race
1st July Hope Wakes fell Race
5th July Great Hucklow Fell Race
8th August Salt Cellar Fell Race
5th September Longshaw Sheepdog Trials Fell Race
3rd October Curbar Commotion Fell Race
11th October Windgather Fell Race
Date TBC Grin 'n Bear It

Event Details