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Unfortunately 2020 Gritstone and Gritty Series are cancelled. 

Fell Racing in the Dark Peak

For 2020 there will a total of ten events in the Series.  Seven of these events will be classed as ‘Short’ of which you must complete four. Then there are the three remaining ‘Long’ events of which one must be completed.

The 2020 ‘Short’ events, of which four must be completed:

29th March,  Wolf’s Pit Fell Race: 9km / 5.6mi 450m / 1476ft of ascent – Cancelled
5th June, Castleton Fell Race: 10.8km / 6.7mi 458m / 1503ft of ascent – Cancelled
14th June, Accelerate Edale Fell Race: 7.6km / 4.7mi 402m / 1319ft of ascent – Cancelled
1st July, Hope Wakes fell Race: 9.5km / 5.9m 451m / 1479ft of ascent – Cancelled
5th July, Great Hucklow Fell Race: 9.8km / 6.1mi 340m / 1115ft of ascent – Cancelled
8th August, Salt Cellar Fell Race: 10.9km / 6.8mi 486m / 1594ft of ascent – Cancelled
5th September, Longshaw Sheepdog Trials Fell Race: 8.6km / 5.3mi 320m / 1050ft of ascent – Cancelled

The 2020 ‘Long’ events of which one must be completed, in addition to your choice of four ‘Short’ events:

3rd October, Curbar Commotion Fell Race: 15.7km / 9.8 miles 403m / 1300ft of ascent Cancelled
11th October, Windgather Fell Race: 21.8km / 13.5mi  762m / 2500ft of ascent Cancelled
Date TBC, Grin ‘n Bear It: 25.6km / 15.9mi 591m / 1939ft- Cancelled

Welcome to the Gritstone Series 2020

It’s that simple, now all you have to do is Enter the Series to qualify.
Full event details can be found over Here >>

The Accelerate Gritstone Series for 2020 continues with Inov-8 as series partner, along with Accelerate. Inov-8 will again be providing spot prizes for each event and the Gritty Series.

The Gritstone ‘True Grit’ Award

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 – Sunday 29th March – 10:30am (Entry on the Day only)- Cancelled
Edale – Sunday 14th June – 11:00am
Hope Wakes – Wednesday 1st July – 7:30pm
Bradwell – Saturday 4th July – 11:00am
Great Hucklow – Sunday 5th July – Time TBC
Longshaw – Saturday 5th September – 10:30 am

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