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Latest news about the Baslow Bolt

28 july 2020: save the date - 28TH Nov 2020

Subject to securing the necessary landowner permissions, and satisfying ourselves and the FRA that we can deliver the event safely, the Baslow Bolt WILL take place on 28th November 2020.

We think it is possible to deliver a safe event by running the race as a traditional time trial, with runners being set off in small waves or starter groups at safe intervals. Other fell races taking place in August are following this concept, and we will develop our plan based on their experiences, and in consultation with the FRA (Fell Running Association) and UK Athletics, as well as following emerging Government guidance.

We will keep you informed of any developments as they happen, and their practical implications. We plan to open on-line registration in mid September and will be in touch when we have firm dates. In the meantime, please keep Saturday 28th November marked in your calendars!

Thank you to everyone for your continued support and understanding, we are looking forward to seeing you in November to raise some much needed money for our school and to have some fun!

The Baslow Bolt Team.

4 MAY 2020

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.

29 DEC 2019


We envisage entries opening on this website probably June 2020 or so. Pls keep an eye on this website & the Baslow Bolt Facebook page.

The final total raised by the inaugural Bolt for the Baslow school PTA was a net £1955- a great result so many thanks to you all!

30 NOV 2019

Download the 2019 RACE RESULTS (PDF).

30 NOV 2019

Thanks everyone for making our inaugural race a great success!
Hope everyone has a great weekend!

29 NOV 2019

Update about on the day entries: There will be limited spaces (no more than 30) available for on the day entries.  We can't guarantee anyone a spot, as it depends on how many people turn up, and when they turn up.  You can queue from 8:30am and try your luck.

29 NOV 2019

For those of you with navigation devices, you can download a GPX or KML file.

28 NOV 2019

A note from Ian White about the route: 
The route is going to be well marked and marshalled.  Runners should be aware that the first 500m of route includes various twists, turns, and pinch points.  We hope you will regard this as an exciting feature of the race, and we urge you to be respectful of the grounds of the church, exercising patience if required.  There is approximately 12km after the last pinch point to make up any lost time.  We trust that runners will sort themselves on the starting line appropriately.

27 NOV 2019

Online entries are now closed!  If you want to try your luck on the day, stay tuned for an update on timings tomorrow.

24 NOV 2019

Dear all,

We've had a really good response from everyone about paying. So far most of you have paid with just a few stragglers. As a result we have asked everyone who has a place to pay up as soon as possible and have also opened up places to those on the wait list. So if you would like to run on saturday, please pay! Otherwise you might well lose your place.
Final preparations are underway and extra advice has been posted both on this website and on our facebook page re conditions and clothing advice etc. The ground is pretty wet so dig out your grippiest shoes!

See you on saturday!

16 NOV 2019

Payment for entries is now up and running, via our payment processor Braintree.  To pay, click the pink "Enter Now" button to see your entries, once you're logged in, click the green "Pay Now" button.  You can pay by Paypal or Credit Card.  We'll send out an email regarding this soon.

15 NOV 2019

We've had a few people get in touch saying they've not received emails.  In most cases the emails were in their 'Junk/Spam' folder.  To ensure that you receive emails from the website, please add to your contacts.

10 NOV 2019

We've sent emails out to people with confirmed entries, and those who are on the wait list.  Please get in touch at if you've not received it.

2 Nov 2019

We are pleased to say that we have now hit 250 pre registered runners and are operating a waiting list. An email will be going out to all runners re payment & "on the day" race information in the next couple of weeks. Pls note new info added on the website re parking, clothing requirements etc.

30 OCT 2019

Due to demand we are extending pre reg numbers to 250 then operating a wait list system (still with very limited entry on the day). We would advise if you want to run then move quickly and put your name on the wait list.

29 OCT 2019

220 people now signed up- pre reg full! However we will be operating a wait list/ very limited entries on the day to take us to our (self imposed for the 1st event) limit of 250 runners for the inaugural event.

Please note that we'll be sending out an email in the next couple of weeks regarding payment, and on the day race information. Thank you all.

28 OCT 2019

218 people signed up! Last few places available!

23 OCT 2019

190 people signed up!

17 Oct 2019

Great response, 166 people signed up so far!  We'll be sending out an email in the next couple of weeks regarding payment, and the latest race information.

Keep checking out this website and the facebook group and the twitter feed @baslowbolt