Sadly this year's Denby Dash has been CANCELLED due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The 5th edition of this friendly fundraising event is now expected to take place on 30th August 2021
The 4th edition of the event took place in 2019 on a bright & sunny August Bank Holiday Monday with 155 Seniors getting very hot & bothered over the rolling 5.6 mile course and 53 juniors earning their free pot of local ice cream over the shorter courses. The senior race saw an epic battle with winner Scott Hinchcliffe just pipping last year's winner David Green to the finish line, with both runners breaking the course record.
See 2019 event details below and links to downloadable entry forms and route maps.
Interested in being a Dash 'Racemaker'?
If you are not a runner but would like to be involved, we need lots of Dash 'Racemaker' volunteers to help with various tasks on race day (eg. registration, marshalling, timekeeping) as well as course preparation and baking flapjack & cakes ahead of race day. Donations of prizes (such as garden produce, bottles of wine/beer, chocolates and cakes) would also be very welcome.
Please contact Anne Middleton (email@example.com) or talk to Dean at The George Inn if you would like to help.
The Senior Race is a 5.6 mile (9km) scenic and undulating course on footpaths through fields, woodland, conservation land and the historic Quaker Village at High Flatts with a total ascent of 700ft. The race is suitable for recreational as well as club runners - the route is marshalled and well marked.
Senior Race registration 9.30 —11.45am at The George Inn, Upper Denby, HD8 8UE
Senior Race start: 12 noon, behind The George Inn
Homemade flapjack for all finishers.
Senior prize giving: approx. 1.50pm
Prizes for all age categories & spot prizes. Trophy for ‘1st local’ lady and man home.
Entry limit: 150. Minimum age: 16 years
Entry fee: £6 pre-entry by 23rd Aug or £8 on the day if race limit not reached.
There is a choice of two Junior Races, both starting and finishing at The George Inn :
Denby Gallop — for children aged 6—8 years
A 1 mile (2km) scenic loop on tracks and fields with a steep 140ft climb followed by a fast gallop home.
The Pirate Ship Challenge — for children aged 9 - 16 years
A 2 mile (3km) course over fields and conservation land with a challenging 240ft climb up to the pirate ship before a fast return route home.
Junior races starting at 10.30am — with registration at 9.30am - 10.15am and prize giving at approx. 11.30am.
Ice cream for all finishers.
Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each race; also U11, U13 & U17 prizes for Pirate ship challenge.
Entry fee: £2.50 pre-entry by 23rd Aug or £3 on the day if race limit not reached.
Facilities: Free parking at Denroyd Farm HD8 8TZ, 5mins walk away. Toilets available at The George Inn.
Refreshments: Hot & cold drinks & cake stall from 9.30am. Burgers from 10.30am. Also live music and garden games - fun for all the family.