Chapelfelltop Fell Race

Part of the FRA’s 50@50 series

Tuesday 13th July 2021 7.30pm

A summer evening blast on an out and back route which has a bit of everything: tough fell ground, a big climb (to the summit of Chapelfell Top at an elevation of 700m) and a fantastic quick descent.

Chapelfell Top is an AS race; 7km with 400m ascent. It is an out and back route which has a bit of everything: tough fell ground, a big climb (to the summit of Chapelfell Top at an elevation of 700m) and a fantastic quick descent. It starts in St John’s Chapel at 7.30pm and heads straight up Chapelfell Top, initially on a track and then out on to the open fell, reaching the summit before turning around and heading back down by the same route.

This is a race for people with fell running experience. Participants must be confident in running across rough terrain and have competent navigation skills as there are no paths on the fell section and none of the route is flagged.

Registration will be open from 5:30pm where you will collect your number and a map of the route (which is also available to download on the link below). Please ensure that you park considerately in the village. Refreshments will be available to buy from the Chatterbox Cafe before and after the race.

This race is organised by Durham Fell Runners and is licensed and supported by the FRA. Please consider joining the FRA to support the organisation and receive a discount on future race entries. To visit the FRA webpage click here

Parking & registration: Chatterbox Cafe, 11 Market Place, St. Johns Chapel, Weardale, DL13 1QF.

Course: 7km distance, 400m ascent.

Route: See map here:

and Strava fly-by here.

Kit: 

  • Map (some will be available on the day but it can also be downloaded on the link above)
  • Compass
  • Whistle
  • Waterproof top with integral hood and taped seems
  • Waterproof bottoms with taped seems
  • Emergency food
  • Water
  • You must bring to the event and be prepared to carry:
    • Hat 
    • Gloves

Entry: Pre entry only via SiEntries https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=7464

Experience: This is a race for people with fell running experience. You must be confident in running across rough terrain and have navigation skills. There are no paths on the fell section and none of the route is flagged.

Contact: Fran Blackett (email)

2020 Results For full results click here

2020 Photographs courtesy of Dougie Nisbet click here