Stanhope Trail Races

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Stanhope Trail Races
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Explore the fantastically rural trails of the North Pennines with this exciting running event. Ditch the boring urban roads for some breathtaking views and challenging trails over either a 10k or Half Marathon distance. Great for newcomers and veterans alike, don't miss out on some great memories.
10k and Half Marathon
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Sun, 16 Jul 2023
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Stanhope, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Stanhope Showground, Unnamed Road, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland DL13 2NQ, UK
Start times
Sunday, 16 Jul 2023
10k: 10:30 amHalf Marathon: 10:30 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Stanhope Trail Races
£20 - £22
Half Marathon
£25 - £27
Route information
Terrain Mixed
Elevation 10k: 1200ft Half Marathon: 1687ft
Both routes will start a short walk away from where you will have parked at the Show ground. Marshals will escort you to a playing field on the opposite side of the main road in Stanhope. From here the route will cross a couple of fields below Ashes Quarry, before turning left and climbing up East Lane. At the top of the lane you will then head out onto the open moors, and after some ups and downs eventually reach the top of Collier Law. A nice downhill section before the two routes part company.
The 10k route takes a sharp left and crosses the road to start descending down the Stanhope fell race route – this part is quite tricky and you will need to be nimble and fleet of foot. Then a short climb, followed by a long descent to reach some beautiful single-track woodland paths, passing a waterfall en route. Follow the burn back to the main road into Stanhope where you will be greeted with rapturous cheer!
The Half Marathon runners will turn right where the routes part and continues with the climb up to Parkhead Station café, where we will have food and water to aid your recovery. From here you will cross the road and head off in search of the old winding station at Bolt’s Law – a tricky single trail to start with, but shortly opening onto a wide gravel track. Once you have passed the old winding station, look out for a left turn which will take you onto more open moorland and a small track used for access to shooting boxes. Follow the trail across the moors and eventually arrive at the foot of the Stanhope fell race route, then re-join the 10k, heading for home.
What's included
  • Event mug
  • Prizes for top finishers in each age and gender category
  • Chip-timed results
  • Fully marked and marshalled course
  • First Aid
  • Hot food and drinks
  • Wildflower seeds
How to get there
Stanhope Showground, Unnamed Road, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland DL13 2NQ, UK
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Event parking will be in the showground with additional parking located within Stanhope town centre if needed.
By Car
Located beside the B6278 road which leads to Eggleston and Teesdale. Access is good for visitors travelling from all directions as Stanhope is located on the cross-roads formed by the intersection of the B6278 and the A689 road.
Event day logistics
08:00 - 10:00 Registration
10:30 10k & Half Marathon start
Age Requirements
All runners must be aged 18 or older on the day of the event.
Mandatory Kit List
  • Water bottle, this is a cupless event
  • Appropriate clothing
  • Foil blanket
  • Mobile phone
  • Additional base layer (half marathon)
  • Waterproof jacket (half marathon)
  • Emergency snack (half marathon)
  • Hat and gloves (half marathon)
When does the Stanhope Trail race start?
Exact start times will be available closer to the event start date.
What kit do I need for the Stanhope Trail Races?
You must bring the following items to the Stanhope Trail Races: Water bottle (this is a cupless event), appropriate clothing, foil blanket, mobile phone, additional base layer (half marathon), waterproof jacket (half marathon), emergency snack (half marathon), hat and gloves (half marathon).
Will there be parking at the Stanhope Trail Races?
Yes, there will be parking available at the Showground and overflow in Stanhope.
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