The Baslow Bolt

Update re Covid-19 as at May 2020: The Bolt team all want the race to happen in 2020 so IF we can run the race safely then we will. If not then we will reluctantly have to cancel this year's race. We will just monitor the situation and keep you all informed. We will NOT be opening race entry yet (in any case we were't going to open entries until mid/ late summer anyway) but please keep checking this website & our social media channels (twitter & facebook) for any updates.

The Baslow Bolt Team

This is a NEW fell race, reviving the old Baslow fell race, but on a new, beautiful and challenging course that skirts the Baslow skyline. All proceeds in aid of the local village school, St Anne's Baslow PTA. Route will be well marked & marshalled therefore suitable for all levels of experience. Lovely home made cakes, teas & coffees available for purchase at the finish, where a free leg massage will also be available!

This is a 12km Category BM (medium distance, medium altitude gain) FRA mandated mixed terrain fell race through woodland and pasture on paths and trails with minimum road running. The route climbs away from Baslow through fields towards Hassop then proceeds along the beautiful ridge path through Bank Wood and Bramley Wood (a little known local gem). It then drops down to the River Derwent and Calver/ Curbar before climbing up to Baslow Edge (with its fabulous views across both the Dark & White Peak) through a mixture of limestone trail and gritstone before descending Bar Road into Baslow and the finish. The total elevation gain is approximately 400m. The event is licensed and run as an FRA (Fell Running Association) event and thus subject to FRA rules & regulations. This means that runners should be prepared to run with the FRA Mandatory Minimum Kit.  
Participants are kindly requested to complete the event registration form. The entry fee is £7 in advance of the race, or £8 on the day. The total number of participants is capped at c 280 for the inaugural event (there will be a very limited numbers of places (only about 30) available for registration on the day on a "1st come, 1st served" basis) but to secure your place we advise registering at your earliest convenience.
All proceeds from the event go to Baslow St Anne’s Primary School PTA.


Route: download GPX or KML
Registration & bag drop: 8:30-9:30am Baslow St Anne’s Primary School, School Lane, Baslow, DE45 1RZ.
Race briefing: 9:50am at the starting point (see below)
Start time: 10:00am Saturday the 30th of November
Starting point: St Anne's Church, 1 Church Street, Baslow, DE45 1RY.
Finish Point: Baslow St Anne’s Primary School, School Lane, Baslow, DE45 1RZ.
Distance: 12km.
Elevation gain: 400m.
Entry fee: £7 (or £8 on the day)
Minimum age: 18.

Race Directors: Richard Conroy and Ian White. Email us at

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