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Burbage Skyline

Burbage Skyline

RACE CANCELLED because of COVID-19 restrictions

But put Tuesday 11th May 2021 in your diaries now!

One of Dark Peak's two "other" fell races, 7.0Km with 189 metres of climb, a brilliant new route with something for everyone.

The 2020 event will be held on Tuesday 12th May at 7.30 pm. Pre-entry ONLY, £7.00 limited to 400 runners. In 2020 entry will be open to competitors aged 17 (with parent / guardian permission).

Entry will be open from 8am on 4th April via 360 Entries at https://events360.co.uk/entries/burbageskyline

For the latest updates please see www.facebook.com/burbageskyline

Burbage Skyline is a very popular race and is likely to sell out.Please note that there are no refunds or substitutions and there is no waiting list. You will not need your entry number at registration.

Registration at the Fox House Inn, SK267803, allow 10 minute walk to the start, registration will close at 7.15pm. The organiser, Paul Fauset, can be contacted at email

FRA 50@50

We are delighted that the Burbage Skyline is included in the FRA’s 50@50 race series, commemorating 50 years of the Fell Runners’ Association – see https://fellrunner.org.uk/50at50.php for more information

Route

A new route is being introduced in 2020, click on the image below for a full size pdf of the route:

Burbage 2020 route

To undertake a virtual reccy of the route, see FATMAP website

Burbage Skyline is a fixed route and marshals will be stationed at key sections, whilst certain areas may be flagged, it is essential that you keep to the route to avoid disturbance to nesting birds and avoid erosion. This is especially important on Burbage North path.

As Burbage Skyline is a fixed route, use of GPS is allowed.

If you require assistance at any time, please contact Paul Fauset, Race Organiser on 07951 359665

This race is held under FRA Rules and runners must familiarize themselves with and comply with the FRA Requirements for Runners 2020 (the "Runners' Rules").

Race Kit

The kit runners are required to carry is at the discretion of the Race Organiser, depending on the weather conditions. All runners should bring FRA Best Practice kit with them in case the weather is bad. A decision will be made on the evening. If the weather is good, there will be no mandatory kit requirement.

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.

This is a fell race over rough and boggy terrain and so fell or trail shoes are mandatory. Competitors with road shoes will not be allowed to run.

Unfortunately there is no kit storage facility at the Fox House – but it is a great place for a pint, so please do stick around afterwards for a well-deserved beer!

Retirement procedure

Runners wishing to retire from the race MUST inform Race Control (at the Fox House) and not just a marshal. They should either:

  • Report to a checkpoint and then return directly to Race Control;
  • Report directly to Race Control when retiring between checkpoints; or
  • Telephone the Race Organiser (see numbers listed above).

Under 18 years old?

If you are aged 16 or 17 you are classed as a Junior runner (those aged under 18 on the day of the race). You must therefore have the consent of your Parent or Legal Guardian before entering and taking part in an FRA Fell Race and it must be your parent or legal guardian that completes the online entry form.

Additional information

Race entry personal data – Race Privacy Statement

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