The Ilkley Moor Fell Race has been staged by Ilkley Harriers every
year since 1990. It is a hard fell race in Winter and is not suitable for beginners as there are some steep,
slippery, and rocky descents.
Pete Bland Sports are again generously supporting the race this year, providing winners' prizes and race numbers, and their travelling shop will be at the event.
Records - 35:31 Simon Bailey 2004; 42:03 Emma Clayton 2014
Start from near Wells Road, Ilkley GR 115470, nearest postcode LS29 9RF but do approach via Ilkley not over Keighley Gate Road by car.
Limit of 400 runners
U18 runners who have entered online must bring a completed FRA entry form to demonstrate that they have approval from a parent/guardian.
Any runner deciding to abandon after they have picked up their number must notify the race organiser as soon as possible.
The FRA Safety Requirements for fell races require thay you bring full FRA safety kit to the race. Based on previous years, most likely you will have to carry a waterproof top, but you may also have to carry other items from the FRA safety kit list, and if there are any kit requirements specified on the day there will be random kit checks.
Prizes: trophies for 1st man, 1st lady, 1st local man and lady (1st-claim Ilkley Harrier).
Cancellation? In the event of severe weather or other circumstances forcing cancellation, this will be notified here, and local clubs will be advised.
Hot drinks are available at the event again from Cafe2U
Junior races start from 10.30am, entry on the day only from 9.30am - more info on
the junior page
Since 2013 we have had to obtain SSSI consent from Natural England for the event to proceed: one of the conditions set by them is that a no smoking policy is introduced for spectators, event organisers and participants.