Cockfield Chase

The second running of the Cockfield Chase takes place on Thursday 29th April, 2021.

Enter online using the SI Entries website.

Photo Credit: Darren Fairclough

Cockfield Chase is designed as a beginners fell race, organised by Durham Fell Runners, licensed by the Fell Runners Association (FRA). 

All runners are welcome (age 14+), whatever your ability or experience, so long as you think you can safely get around the 7km off road route. It’s half race, half social run.

The Race

Two laps:

  • The first lap is a socially distanced group run to see the route – 3.5km, starting at 7pm.
  • The second lap is the race – 3.5km, starting immediately as the first runners finish the first loop.
  • Route: No map required, you are shown the route on the night .
  • Experience: None required. Suitable for beginners with off road running shoes.
  • Distance: 7km
  • Elevation Gain: 160m
  • Pre Entry: £5 (FRA Members), £6 (non members).
  • Entry on the day is not available.
  • Age: 14+

There will be no prize giving in line with Covid guidelines, the prize fund will be donated to a local charity – suggestions welcome. The event will be run in accordance with current EA and FRA guidelines around Covid-19.

Participants must not attend any race if they are showing any signs of Covid-19 symptoms:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss or change to sense of smell or taste

Collection of numbers (by runners) will be outdoors. Participants should maintain social distancing of 2m (or 1m+ with face coverings; a doubled-up neck gaiter will suffice.

Participants must practise good personal hygiene at all times (including use of 70%+ alcohol hand sanitiser) – before arriving and at registration.

Mass starts are possible with social distancing of 2m (or 1m+ with face coverings).

Participants should avoid running in the slipstream of other participants. Overtaking on course must be done at a safe distance of 2m+

Participants should disperse as soon as possible after finishing.

Spectating is not permitted, with the aim of keeping total attendee numbers low.

Parking: Please park as directed by marshals at the car park at the top of Cockfield (DL13 5HF) main street.


The Route