The Dovedale Dash is a cross country race of 4¾ miles, run by about 1200 to 1400 people of all abilities. The venue is the picturesque area around the village ofThorpe near Ashbourne and Dovedale in the south of the Derbyshire Peak District. The course is mainly along field paths and open ground in the valleys of the rivers Dove and Manifold. There are short stretches along tarmac and there is some stony ground. One of the excitements is the crossing of the river Dove at the well known Stepping Stones.
Children’s race: There is a separate race for the under 10’s and under 8’s starting at 10:00 am. The race starts at the bottom of Thorpe Cloud a short distance across the field from registration. The race is c1¼ mile and runs down to the river Dove, under Thorpe Cloud and back up Lin Dale to the main race finish. You can accompany your children should you choose to.
There is no pre-registration, and all runners must register on the day of the run.
Car parking will not be charged.
Entry is £5 per runner except for under-14s at £3. There are no other reductions.
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