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Due to popular demand, we have decided to increase the maximum number of entrants from 300 to 350, which we believe remains a perfectly manageable number. Looking forward to seeing you all on the day.

The Bolt team.

1 OctoBER 2021: Race entries now open!

Numbers are limited so please sign up as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Please note that the £10 entrance fee includes a free tea or coffee and home made slice of cake for you to enjoy at the end of the race!


Dear Bolters,

Just a reminder that the 2021 race remains scheduled for 10am on saturday 27th November. Entries are set to open on line on the website on 1st October - please keep an eye on this website, the facebook page or twitter for more information! We are hoping to run the event as a normal race, with our usual mass (procession style, as with a Park Run) start.

Many thanks,

The Bolt team


Please note the full registration process will need to be completed on-line before you are allocated a race number. This includes completion of our FRA (Fell Runner’s Association) terms and conditions. Payment of £10 needs to be made on-line this year – there will be no ‘on the day’ entries. Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds to those who cannot run for whatever reason .

However, if the race is cancelled by us due to a local change in our Derbyshire Dales Covid circumstances then we will offer all paid 2021 entrants the option to either withdraw and donate their fee to the Baslow St Anne’s Primary School PTA (a registered charity), or to defer their entry at no charge to the 2022 Baslow Bolt. 

We will allocate you a race number, via email following successful registration and payment. 

On the day please arrive at Race Registration, Baslow St Anne’s Church. You will then be able to pick up your pre-allocated race number and timing chip.

Furthermore, we would like to draw your attention to the following points:

There are no toilet facilities provided by the race. Public toilets in Baslow (at the Nether End Pay and Display car park) open at 10.30am on race day.
  • There is no bag drop provided by the race. Please arrive ready to run, carrying whatever you need for the race. Some limited personal items can be left in the corner of race HQ yard if required, but this is at your own risk and we take no responsibility for such items
  • The race is restricted to over 18s only. 
  • Prizes will be available for first male/first female only this year, 
  • Fastest times will also be issued for the following categories, both male and female: vets 40+, vets 50+, vets 60+, vets 70+ (new category this year as requested) and first locals (Baslow/ Baslow school parents).
  • We will post winning times for all categories and the race overall on the Website and Facebook pages.

We will send specific race day instructions by email to all those that enter. This advice will be re-iterated prior to starting on the morning of the race. This will include a reminder of the normal winter fell race safety requirements and guidelines (such as the wearing of suitable clothing and the potential dangers of exposure and hypothermia).

Updates regarding the race can be found on the website and on our Facebook Baslow page and also on twitter @baslowbolt.

Looking forward to a successful race day!

Best wishes,

Richard and David
Race Co-organisers.