Profits from Chapelfell Top have been donated to local charities in Weardale, Barrington Lunch Club, Wheels To Meals (Weardale Community Transport) & The Dave Nelson Memorial Fund have all received £50 donations. We hope to be able to run our races in 2022 and make further donations to local charities.
The following details are for the 2021 event. This page will be updated in due course for 2022.
In order to take part in the race YOU MUST DOWNLOAD, PRINT and COMPLETE the ‘Runners on the day entry form’. If you do not complete and hand in the form you will not be able to run.
Marshals will be able to add your race number when you come to registration.
A summer evening blast on an out and back route which has a bit of everything: tough fell ground, a big climb (to the summit of Chapelfell Top at an elevation of 700m) and a fantastic quick descent.
Chapelfell Top is an AS race; 7km with 400m ascent. It starts in St John’s Chapel at 7.30pm and heads straight up Chapelfell Top, initially on a track and then out on to the open fell, reaching the summit before turning around and heading back down by the same route.
This is a race for people with fell running experience. Participants must be confident in running across rough terrain and have competent navigation skills as there are no paths on the fell section and none of the route is flagged.
Registration will be open from 5:30pm where you will collect your number and a map of the route (which is also available to download on the link below). Please ensure that you park considerately in the village. Refreshments will be available to buy from the Chatterbox Cafe before and after the race.
This race is organised by Durham Fell Runners and is licensed and supported by the FRA. Enter online at SI Entries. Please consider joining the FRA to support the organisation and receive a discount on future race entries visit the Fell Runners Association (FRA) website.
Parking & registration
Chatterbox Cafe, 11 Market Place, St. Johns Chapel, Weardale, DL13 1QF.
- Map (some will be available on the day but it can also be downloaded on the link above)
- Waterproof top with integral hood and taped seems
- Waterproof bottoms with taped seems
- Emergency food
- You must bring to the event and be prepared to carry: