The DCRO Dash

Please note that, because of restrictions due to coronavirus, DCRO has had to cancel the DCRA Dash fell race for 2020. The next race is planned for Wednesday 09 June, 2021. We’re sure that you will understand, and thank you for your support.

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

Aiming to be a major fund-raiser for the local cave rescue team, 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 9 June 2021
Start Time: 7.00pm
Registration: from 5:30pm at Speedwell Cavern Car Park
Pre-Entry: £TBA – Online form available from 01 May 2021
Entry on the Day: Entry fee is £TBA (Subject to a maximum of 200 runners)
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 marshaled, 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:
Alan Brentnall
Email: alan.brentnall@btinternet.com
Phone: 01663 746476 / 07971 261605