Darrens Dash Hill Race Saturday June 18th 2016. Entries now open click here

This year will be the 11th anniversary of the Darrens Dash Hill Race.  This tough event takes place in the village of Longtown (HR2 0LE), Herefordshire, close to the border with Wales. It is a charity event whose proceeds are split between Longtown Mountain Rescue Team, Longtown Pre-School and Longtown Primary School. 

The 2016 course will follow the same course as 2015 (see the route below).

A friendly event with something for all the family (childrens races, raffle, bouncy castle, refreshments)

Category prizes (fell race categories are used)

Delicious free tea and cakes for runners at the finish.

Longtown Mountain Rescue Team will again be providing the Mountain Safety cover.

The route

Hatterall Ridge dominates the skyline and marks the border between England and Wales.  Runners will run from the village and climb through farmland and Open Country to gain the ridge.  They will then cross into Wales with fine views of Llanthony Abbey, Pen y Gadair Fawr and the Vale of Ewyas  and then start a steady climb to the route’s summit marked at a Triangulation Pillar (Trig Point) at 552 m.  This marks the start of the swift descent along Offa’s Dyke Path until a sharp left turn and a few rock steps brings the runner to the Rhiw and the return leg that re-traces the ascent route.

Course Map


Entry restrictions

Minimum age 16.  Runners with dogs welcome, but they must be kept on the lead at all times.

Childrens Races

Different courses for Pre-school age, Infants, Lower Juniors, Upper Juniors and Key Stage 3.  Entry on the day.

How to enter

On line entry now open  click here

If you would prefer not to enter on-line you will be able to download an entry form and post it to the event organiser, Mike Fawcett.