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Burbage Skyline fell race - 4th June 2024

One of Dark Peak's two "other" fell races, 9.9 km with 290 metres of climb, a brilliant route with something for everyone.

The 2024 event will be held on Tuesday 4th June at 7.30 pm. Pre-entry ONLY, £9.00, limited to 400 runners. Entries are open to all runners over the age of 17 at the year end (i.e. born no later than 2007).

Entries will open on Monday 25th April at 10am and close on Saturday 4th June (or earlier if limit reached). Please note that there are no refunds, and no substitutions can be made after the entry system closes.

DPFR’s race privacy statement re entry information can be found here.

Race day

Registration at the Fox House Inn, SK267803, allow 10 minute walk to the start, registration will close at 7.15pm.

This race is held under FRA Rules and runners must familiarize themselves with and comply with the FRA Rules for Runners (see below)

For more info, including a route map, see DPFR Burbage Skyline

For the latest updates please see

Race Kit

It is mandatory to wear fell or trail shoes. Road running shoes are not suitable for this race given the very rocky and boggy terrain. Entrants wearing road shoes will not be allowed to race.

Otherwise, the kit runners are required to carry is at the discretion of the Race Organiser, depending on the weather conditions. All runners should be prepared for the requirement to bring FRA Best Practice kit if the weather is bad. A decision will be made on the evening or possibly before. If the weather is good, there will be no mandatory kit requirement - as has been the case in recent years.

FRA Best Practice Kit is waterproof whole body cover (taped seams and attached hood) + hat + gloves + map + compass + whistle + emergency food.

If there is a kit requirement then mandatory kit inspections may be performed on race day and you will not be admitted to start the race unless you have passed this inspection. A further check may be undertaken on completion of the race – anyone completing the race without the required kit will be disqualified and reported to the FRA.

Your race number must not be folded or cut down and, at the start, all checkpoints and the finish, must be clearly visible on your chest.

FRA Requirements

Burbage Skyline is a fell race (not a trail race) and is run under FRA licence.

Please ensure you have read and understand the FRA Requirements for Runners 2024.

Whilst relatively straightforward, the route contains sections of challenging rocky and boggy terrain, and three small river crossings. Runners must be confident of their ability to navigate and complete the route safely. It is imperative that you know what you are letting yourself in for.

The FRA highlight that it is prohibited to race with someone else’s number and to use GPS (or equivalent) for navigation or fixing position. If you retire you must report to the Race Organiser.

The event could not happen without the support of the FRA who provide insurance for the event allowing it to go ahead. We anticipate many or our participants are members. but if you are not a member please consider joining. FRA members provide many events each year and it is only possible with the support of participants who are also members. Join the FRA here.

The route