Skip to main content Skip to docs navigation

DalesRunner 20

April 6th 2024
Reeth and Arkengarthdale Moor

The DR20 is an exciting introduction to the DalesRunner Series, with testing ascents, spectacular ridge-running and fast technical descents. This is a fully marked route featuring rarely visited twists and turns, plus magnificent views of the northern Dales – a favourite with local runners. This isn’t your average trail race and it shouldn’t be underestimated just because of the modest distance!

Quick Links: Registration | Course Info | Race Day

Race Details


Low Fremington Village Hall
Reeth, North Yorkshire
what3words: ///singers.grinders.mentions

Course Summary

Distance: 18.3km / 11.4m (slightly short but don't get used to it!)

A very hilly route mostly on single track, with a very steep first ascent and some spectacular technical descents including one down a set of hushes the race is on the fringes of being able to call itself a fell race.

Shoe Recommendation: Trail or fell shoe depending on the conditions underfoot, you need decent grip for this one.

Course Records

Class Name Club Time
Male Keith Wigley Swaledale Runners 1.26.10
Female Alice Bourne 1.49.35
Vet Male Dave Robson Ilkley Harriers AC 1.42.01
Vet Female Gill Petrucci 2.10.59
Non Binary - - -


With the race happening so early in the year it's possible for the temperates to drop below zero during the event, our kit list is there for a reason, we will be performing kit checks.

The Mountain Weather Information Service has a three day forecast available for the general area.
Weather Online has a long range forecast available for Richmondshire.

Course Details


Route map for DalesRunner 20 by DalesRunner Races on



Download the full route GPX file
Download GPX (Zipped)
Download PDF map

Race Day Information


Parking will be available in a field just outside Reeth thanks to the kindness of a local land owner/farmer, be aware that this is a working field that usually holds livestock so it might be muddy!
what3words: ///cloud.gains.prominent

View Larger Map


You will register in the Low Fremington Village Hall, you will collect your bib number here and there are a few toilets and most likely a queue! See the timeline below for details on when we are opening registration.

Kit List

We now have mandatory kit, we may be performing kit spot checks at registration or somewhere on the course, anyone failing to have the mandatory kit will be disqualified.

Mandatory Kit

  • Taped seam waterproofs (jacket and trousers)
  • Hat or buff
  • Gloves
  • Emergency blanket / bivvy bag
  • Cup or soft flask *We do not keep plastic cups at our aid stations*
  • Fully charged mobile phone

Suggested Kit

  • Map
  • Compass
  • Whistle


Time Detail
8.30am Carpark Opens
8.40am Registration opens
9.40am Registration closes
9.50am Race briefing
10.00am Race starts
12.00pm First runner expected back
12.30pm Foregill Aid Station Cut off
2.30pm Final cut off

Course Markings

The race course will be well marked with orange barrier tape as well as orange pin flags, trail junctions and turns will be well marked with coloured arrow signs to show you the way. All critical turns and road crossings will be manned by our marshals so you are going to have to try pretty hard to go wrong but be aware that course markings can be moved or stolen and for this reason we strongly advise carrying a copy of the route map.

Aid Stations

The aid stations will stock water, Active Root, sweet and savoury food and have a small stash of electrolyte drinks tablets. You should come prepared to be self sufficient on this one as it's a relatively short race.
NB: We don't use plastic cups at our aid stations, make sure you have either a soft flask, bladder or collapsable cup with you.

# Name Segment Distance Total Distance
1 Start 0 0
2 Foregill Gate 6.5m 6.5m
3 Finish 6.3m 11.8m


Toilets will be available at the village hall during registration and portable toilets will be set up in the starting field.


We will be providing hot drinks and cake/flapjack post race as part of your entry fee, extra cakes and drinks will be available on the day for family and friends so bring some cash along.

There are a number of pubs, shops, bakeries and cafes in Reeth itself, just a short walk from the finish so stick around for a while and enjoy the hospitality of the dale.

Two Dales Bakery have been kind enough to offer a 10% discount to anyone showing their race bib on race day, why not head over and grab yourself a treat from their cafe.

Runners & Rubbish

Please respect the trails and the beauty of the dales by disposing of any rubbish at one of our aid stations or take it home with you.

Code of conduct

Be polite to our marshals, first aiders and members of staff, these people are volunteering their free time to assist you in reaching the finish line and are doing everything they can to get you there.

Do not rely on marshals, photographers or other staff persons to direct you on your course. It is YOUR responsibility to know your course and follow the course signs.

Remember to always remain on the designated marked trails, no short cutting.

Poles are allowed (but probably not necessary), please be conscious of where you’re pointing them.

This course includes single track. If you are attempting to pass, please alert the runner in front of you before flying past them. Likewise, if you hear a runner approaching you from behind, attempt to find a spot to allow the runner to pass.

As a general rule, when passing a runner, announce, 'on your left'.

Uphill runners/hikers have the right of way to downhill runners. Remain in control as you descend and respect the other runners.

Everyone is after the same goal here so let’s be respectful of each other’s races and have fun.


Age Restrictions

Due to the nature of the course and the distance involved this race has an age limit of 18+ to enter.


All prices include a £1 donation to the National Park to help towards the upkeep of the footpaths we use.

Offer Affiliated Unaffiliated
Early Bird (ends 31/12/2023) £18 £20
Standard (ends 9/3/2024) £20 £22
Late (ends 30/3/2024) £24 £26

Entrant Limit

200 runners
Entry List (SiEntries)