The DCRO Dash


The DCRO Dash is a fast, tough race over the hills south-west of Castleton in the Peak District of Derbyshire.

A major fund-raiser for DCRO, the route passes through some beautiful upland country sandwiched between the moors of the Dark Peak and the valleys of the White Peak … and some of the most severe and rewarding cave venues in the country, and will prove a strong challenge to runners of all abilities.

The race is run under FRA Rules:-
FRA Race Category: BS
Date: Wednesday 19th June 2024
Start Time: 7.30pm
Registration: from 6.15pm at Speedwell Cavern Car Park
Pre-Entry: £5.50 – Pre entry is now closed, some places are available for on the day entry
Entry on the day £6.50  (Race limit is 200, Pre-entry is strongly recommended)
Minimum Age: 18 years
Flagging: Partially Flagged
Race Distance: 8.5km
Total Ascent: 370m


Running Kit: Please bring full FRA kit with you (waterproof jacket, trousers, hat, gloves as per FRA Rules) and be prepared to carry/wear it on the race if conditions dictate. There will be a notice at registration advising runners what kit is required. No kit, no race, no exceptions.

GPS devices: The FRA rules for competition have changed for 2021 and GPS navigational devices are no longer allowed for any races, but you may carry a GPS which will record your route for looking at later through, for example, Garmin or Strava.

Navigation and Safety: The race passes through several old mining areas and, because of this, the whole route is flagged and marshalled, and it is vital that all runners follow the flagged route.

No dogs on the race: spectators’ dogs must be on a leash.

For further information, please contact the race organiser:
Lee Langdon
Villers Breton, Town End, Taddington, Buxton, SK17 9UF
Phone: 07738 401689