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Dalby Dash ’10k’ Trail Race

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In remembrance of our soldiers in the 1st & 2nd World Wars and subsequent wars & conflicts. A beautiful run on Tarmac & hard trails, in association with Pickering Running Club. This years Dalby Dash again represents great value - all entry fees go to organising the race and raising money for our charities - Help for Heroes and Pickering Rotarians (who donate their share to North Yorkshire charities).

The race starts outside the beautiful Visitor's Centre and you run up a firm Tarmac road (Housedale) to the top of the only hill in the race (a steady slope!) - First man and woman to the top gets a special prize. Then along the top of the rigg on gravel trails and a long and speedy decent down to the beck. Then a 'DASH' to the finish line back at Low Dalby.

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David C
"Race instructions were very clear & even a traffic report to warn of a road..."


Steven D
"Its a great race. I have done it the last two years. I love to first two mile..."
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How to enter the Dalby Dash ’10k’ Trail Race

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Dalby Dash ’10k’ Trail Race route


From Low Dalby visitor’s centre, the first 2 miles are a steady uphill climb on a private tarmac road along House Dale and then at the top of the hill we turn right as the track levels off. First runners to summit get the King and Queen of the Hill prize!

The surface continues as an uneven compacted stone trail, the track turns right. Now begins the fast and furious decent as we head down Sand Dale and Heck Dale. At the bottom, a right turn takes you along Dalby Beck and down the trail back to Low Dalby and the finish.

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Raceday Logistics

Please arrive early – there is ample parking, some of which is up to one mile from the start. On arrival, please obey the marshal’s instructions and be nice to them.

How to get there


Low Dalby Visitors Centre’s postcode is YO18 7LT. Free entry into forest for runners and supporters.


Drive down A169 until fork in the road (at Fox and Rabbit pub). Turn left and drive for 2 miles. Turn left (sign to Dalby Forest) and drive to toll booth. Give ranger your name and continue down road until directed by a race marshal.


Drive up A169 to Pickering, over roundabout and continue along A169 for 3 miles (Fox and Rabbit pub). Turn right, drive 2 miles, turn left (sign to Dalby forest), drive to toll booth (give ranger your name) and continue to marshals.


Drive down A170 into Pickering. Turn left at roundabout (from west) or right at roundabout (from east) and follow instructions as above (from south).




The visitors centre ‘Tree Tops’ café will be open, serving refreshments throughout the day. Show your race number for special offers! Don’t miss the presentation on the patio at 12.30pm!


There are plenty of toilets at the visitors centre and rangers hut (opposite mountain bike hut). Please arrive ready to run. Sorry, no showers.


First aid is kindly provided by Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue. The Race Director is also a first aider. Please make marshals aware if you need help. A sweep vehicle will follow the last runner. It is your responsibility to be physically fit to complete the 10K.

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Dalby Dash ’10k’ Trail Race reviews (2)

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  • Did the Dalby Dash 10k in 2018

    Race instructions were very clear & even a traffic report to warn of a road closure saved us from panic dont need anything else to worry about before a race!
  • Did the Dalby Dash 10k in 2018

    Its a great race. I have done it the last two years. I love to first two mile up hill then it's all down hill from there on.
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