The Baslow Bolt

Peak District Fell Race (Start time TBA)

Race the Baslow skyline, with 12km of mixed terrain and 400m of ascent! read more...


Inaugurated in 2019 with a first cohort of 250 participants, this is a relatively new fell race. It is a revival of the old Baslow fell race and it takes place on a new, beautiful and challenging course that skirts the Baslow skyline. All proceeds are in aid of the local village school, Baslow St Anne's PTA. Routes are well marked & marshalled and therefore suitable for all levels of experience. 


In more detail

The Baslow Bolt 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. For further details, see the route map. 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 total number of participants will be capped this year at 180 through our on-line entry system, so to secure your place we advise registering at your earliest convenience once on-line registration is opened in late October 2020.
All proceeds from the event go to Baslow St Anne’s Primary School PTA.

Key INFO

Registration: Race numbers and timing chips can be collected at the Starting Point, 10mins before your wave start. 
Waved starts: Runners will be allocated a wave number and start time. Waves of 6 people will start at 2min intervals.
Seeding: When registering you will be asked to estimate a finish time for a flat 10km race. This will be used to allocate you to a suitable wave.
First wave start time: The first (fastest seeded) wave starts at 10:00am on Saturday the 28th of November 2020.
Last wave start time: The final wave will start at 11:00am.
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.
FRA Category: BM (medium length & medium ascent).
Entry fee: £10 (on-line entry only)
Minimum age: 18.
Maximum number of runners: 180 (constituting 30 waves of six runners each, to complete wave starts in a 60min period).

Race Directors: Richard Conroy and David Elphick. Email us at race@baslowbolt.com