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Run The Moors 2024

This well-established Fell Race Grand Prix involves eight local running clubs - including Middleton Harriers, Rochdale Harriers & Saddleworth Runners - with Royton Road Runners joining for the first time in 2012.


This year's competition, made up of 11 mainly local fell races, starts with the Ian Roberts Memorial race on Sunday 3rd March.


See below for the full 2024 race list & link to points tables. Best 5 performances count.

Many congratulations to our fantastic squad of fell runners for the best-ever RRR results in this competition in 2023! Rob James (1st overall) & Barry Greaves (1st MV65) both successfully defended their titles, Janet Jobey won the FV50 category & finished 3rd female overall...but that was only the tip of the iceberg. We had more members taking part than ever before - hopefully we'll see even more RRRs taking part this year.


Thanks to Neil Brock, Simon Howard & Barry Greaves for representing RRR at meetings for this series.

If you want any more information about these events, please let us know!


Sunday 3rd March - Ian Roberts Memorial, Marsden (6.4m, 853ft)

Saturday 30th March - Rivington Pike, Horwich (3.2m, 699ft)

Saturday 6th April - Wardle Skyline, Rochdale (7m, 1250ft)

Sunday 11th May - The Cake Race, Saddleworth (9.9m, 1699ft)

Sunday 9th June - Knowl Hill, Norden, Rochdale (6m, 1299ft)

Wednesday 26th June - Eddie's Revenge, Shaw (3.8m, 1060ft)

Sunday 21st July - Kentmere Horseshoe, Lake District (12.3m, 3301ft)

Wednesday 14th August - Pilgrims Cross, Rossendale (6.6m, 1280ft)

Wednesday 28th August - Holcombe Two Towers, Bury (4m, 1312ft)

Saturday 28th September - Five Trigs, Saddleworth (18.6m, 2953ft)

Sunday 6th October - Castle C'alf, Hebden Bridge (7.5m, 1608ft)

Full details of all of these races (and many more!)

can be found on the Fell Runners Association (FRA) website.


Click here for the official Run The Moors website, including current points tables

Click here for the full current FRA Safety Requirements for Runners & click here for the Rules for Competition.


If you are planning to take part in an FRA-registered race you should plan to arrive at the start with (as a minimum) waterproof full body cover (with taped seams & integrated attached hood), hat, gloves, map of the route, compass, whistle & emergency food, with a bumbag/pack to carry them in. These may not all be compulsory for every race (although they are considered best practice), but you won't know this until you arrive at the start.

Race organisers are obliged to carry out random kit checks before the race & can refuse to allow runners to participate if they do not have the required kit.

Please check the FRA website for details of each race you plan to run & contact the organiser if you need any further information.


Click here for the FRA's current Principles of Fell Running document.

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