CHARNWOOD HILLS RACE 2020 CANCELLATION
It is with regret that we have to announce the cancellation of this year's Charnwood Hills Race. Following recent heavy rains, the trustees of Bradgate have withdrawn permission for us to cross the Park. As such we have no alternative but to cancel the race.
We will be refunding all entry fees in full as soon as possible. We apologise for the cancellation but it has been brought about by factors beyond our control.
We hope to see you in 2021.
The Bowline Climbing Club are pleased to be hosting the 34th Charnwood Hills race on Sunday 2nd February 2020. This is a FELL RACE under Fell Running Association rules. The course is approx 14 miles long and follows public footpaths and open country involving 1200 feet of ascent over Bradgate, Broombriggs and Beacon Hill Country Parks. If you are considering entering the race please ensure you've read the race prospectus for more details.
Entries are on a first come first served basis, entries will open at 7pm on Sunday 10th November via EntryCentral. Entries are expected to sell out very quickly so we recommend setting up an account on EntryCentral before entries open. Please read the race prospectus before completing entering the race. Upon successfully entering the race the entry fee of £17 will taken from your debit/credit card. Note that we will guarantee places for the three fastest women and three fastest men from last year’s race (if you are one of these persons please contact us if you are not able to get an entry).
The categories for the race are now aligned to the FRA categories for Women (U21, U23, Senior, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70 and 75) and for Men (U21, U23, Senior, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, and 75). We will gives prizes to the first 3 women and men, and then a prize for winner of each category. Although the FRA don't have team categories we will continue to do teams, with a prize for the 1st men and women's teams with first 3 to count in each team (bottle of wine for each team member of the winning team). We will also give a prize to the first Bowline Woman and Man. This year's race will also feature some extra spot prizes!
The race is limited to 350 runners. No entries are allowed on the race day.
If you have any questions about the race or the online entry process please email us. You can also get updates via our Facebook page.
This map shows the race route (you can click the map to view an interactive version):