Entries to the Relay Championship closed on September 15th. We were slightly oversubscribed, but we are pleased to say that we have been able to award at least one Championship Class entry to every club that requested one. There are still teams on a preselection list, but we are still receiving occasional withdrawals and hope to avoid disappointing as many teams as possible. You can use this page to check the entry categories, or to link through to the SPORTident website, where you can make your team selections, edit your entries, or check the overall entry list, (you’ll find the links at the bottom of this page).

Entry categories

The Championship categories for which British Athletics medals will be awarded are as follows: Open men, Open women, Vet 40 men and Vet 40 women.

In addition to these four categories, we will award prizes for two other categories: Vet 50 men and Vet 50 women.

All competing clubs must be affiliated for fell running with the appropriate UK Athletics body, e.g. England Athletics for England and equivalent organisations for other home countries.  Each team member must be a first claim member on the fells of the club they are running for as stipulated by UKA Rules for Competition 2018-2020, Rule 20 Eligibility’: https://www.uka.org.uk/competitions/rules/

Finally, there are two further classes: an Open NC class, intended for organisations such as university clubs whose team cannot meet first claim requirements, and a Mixed class. Competitors in a Mixed team must comprise three men and three women, drawn from any combination of age categories. They must all be members of the same club, and they must meet the first claim requirement. Note that British Athletics rules state that women cannot participate in a men’s team. If a team is men and women but not 3+3 it will need to run in the Open NC category.

Please note too that the requirement stated on the Fellrunner website for all team members to have run a category A race is not applicable this year.

Junior runners

The Relay Championship is a senior event and is designed primarily for senior runners, but we also want to encourage future stars who are reaching the end of their journey as junior runners. To that end, we are delighted to confirm that relay legs one and four have been judged suitable for junior runners aged 16 or over. Runners who are under the age of 18 but aged 16 or over on the day of the Relay Championship will be eligible to run in legs one and four, (but not legs two or three).

Travel and parking

While you are visiting this page, could we please remind you about the special parking and transport arrangements we have organised for the event. These are an integral part of us getting permission to take hundreds of runners into an exceptionally sensitive area of moorland. It is vital to the success of the relays that all teams familiarise themselves with the arrangements in good time, i.e. now if you have not done so already.

Please, if you have not done so already, click through to the ‘Parking and Arrival’ page on this website, and read the guidance we have posted there. Thank you. To save you scrolling back to the top of the page, here’s the link: Parking and Arrival page

You can edit or check your Relays entries here…


Management of personal information

The race entry process collects personal information, and runners must consent to its use. Normal uses of this information are: 

  • To link names and clubs to race numbers, competition categories and times
  • Communication with runners, for example to give an update on the race organisation, advice on parking or some special requirement
  • Publishing race results, and sometimes pre-entry lists
  • Contacting runners after the event to address issues, complaints or disputes
  • Managing the safety of competitors during the event