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Location: Kettlewell, Upper Wharfedale, Yorkshire Dales. GR970 723

Kettlewell Kaper
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Kettlewell Kaper

The second counter in the 2019 FRA Junior Fell Running Championships!

This will be fell running at its best in the very heart of the Yorkshire Dales – we’ve planned exciting routes that offer tough uphill climbing and adrenaline-charged descents, all set in this most fantastic of locations – we promise this race will be one to remember.   Based on a ‘there and back’ route format the races see the different age categories climbing higher and higher on to the beautiful slopes above Kettlewell covering limestone terrain and swooping grassy paths. The views are far-reaching and the running exhilarating.

Our sincere thanks to the National Trust and landowner for their kind permission to run the event.

Where:   Kettlewell, Upper Wharfedale, Yorkshire Dales. GR970 723

Organised by:   Harrogate Harriers & A.C.  with kind assistance from Wharfedale Harriers. Queries to Helene and Jonathan Whitaker via helene@harrogate-harriers.co.uk

When:   Saturday 13th April 2019

Age Categories Years of birth for 2019 competition
  U9 2011, 2012, 2013 (from day of 6th birthday)
  U11 2009, 2010
  U13 2007, 2008
  U15 2005, 2006
  U17 2003, 2004
  U19 2001, 2002


Entry fee:  
Entries on the day – £1.50 for U9, £2.00 for other age groups

Registration:   On the car park field. Registration will be open on the day from 9.30am to 10.45am

Prizes:   Top three in each category (male and female) and goody bag for all finishers.

Routes:   (click for route map/profile)

In the event of bad weather, and to ensure the safety of competitors and marshals on the high and exposed terrain, the race organiser reserves the right to change the route format. Changes will be announced on the day but will involve multiple loops of the lesser distance courses

Please note that the lower section of the course – the loop where the U9 race will take place – is completely on private land and we request that you DO NOT recce this section prior to race day.

Start and Finish:   Approximately 10 minutes walk from car park / registration along a rough track. GR 964 725. Take care at road crossing.

Start times:

  • U9 – 11.00
  • U11 – approximately 11.20
  • U13 – approximately 11.40
  • U15 – approximately 12.00
  • U17 – approximately 12.20
  • U19 – approximately 12.40

No races will start earlier than the advertised time.  All runners will be required to pass through the funneled area to the start line so a head count can be undertaken.

Car parking:   Fell race parking will be on field parking at GR970 723 (post code BD23 5QZ). A £2 charge will be levied with donation to Wharfedale Mountain Rescue. Portaloos available on site.

Restrictions:  Sorry, given the sensitivities of lambing, nesting and the National Trust landscape, dogs will only be allowed ON A LEAD and on those parts of the course which follow the PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY.  To be very clear, this means that NO DOGS AT ALL are allowed on the private area constituting the majority of the U9 loop. Please respect this situation and thank you for your understanding.

Kit:   The routes cover high and exposed terrain. All runners in every category will be expected to carry kit that complies with FRA guidelines (U11, 13, 15, 17, 19 age categories expected to carry or wear waterproof top and trousers, hat and gloves; U9 waterproof top, hat and gloves) you will not be allowed to run without it. You will be checked at the start and at the finish. Anyone found trying to cheat these safety rules will be disqualified and/or prevented from running and the FRA will be informed. Shoes suitable for fell running expected to be worn.

Litter:   We have special permission from the National Trust and local farmer to run the race at this venue. PLEASE be responsible for all your own litter and kit.

Other info:   Teas, coffees and cakes will be served at registration, all proceeds to Harrogate Harriers Juniors. Also public toilets and cafes/pubs/shop available in the village.

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