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Bradfield Bash

First run in 2020, the Bradfield Bash is a hilly five mile race series through beautiful countryside at the edge of the Peak District. For 2022 we are combining the Bradfield Bash and Canal Canter into one league, holding two of each event through the year, with your best three times counting. Of course you are welcome to run just one of them if that’s all you fancy!

The latest results are here.

Race entry is £10 per event, or enter all four together for £35!

The Bradfield Bash is based in Low Bradfield, using the Cricket pavilion as the start and finish point. There will be signposts and marshals en route to make sure you don’t lose your way!

Click here for a map of the race route, and here for a downloadable description.


Distance 5 miles
Dates 20th March 2022, 24th July 2022*
Start time 9:00am (registration from 8:00am)
Venue Low Bradfield Cricket Pavillion, The Sands, Low Bradfield
Prizes 1st-3rd M&F for those finishing at least three of the four races
Price £10 per race, £35 for all four races

*Important information: These are the dates we are hoping to run the events, however due to the ongoing pandemic some authorities are not accepting event applications currently, and we may not be allowed to hold them due to government restrictions at the time. Entries are open, and in the case of the dates changing runners have the options of racing the new dates, deferring their entry to a later race, transferring the entry fee to another of our events, or receiving a 75% refund.

Enter the Bradfield Bash

Course records:

Women: Pat Goodall – 46:41 – 18/04/2021
Men: Stuart Vas – 35:55 – 18/04/2021

Women: Jenny Cartmell – 44:28 – 20/03/2022
Men: Scott Watson – 36:42 – 20/03/2022



How to take part in the league:

  • Enter at least three of the four races in 2022 (two Bradfield Bash and two Canal Canter)
  • Keep the same number for each event
  • Turn up and run your heart out!
  • Your best three times will be added together to give a cumulative figure
  • The runners with the lowest cumulative times will be in for a running related treat!

Enter the Bradfield Bash

Click here for a map of the race route, and here for a downloadable description.

Click here for a copy of our rules and ethos, which applies to all events unless specifically stated otherwise.

The Bradfield Bash is supported by:

Bradfield Brewery

Peak District National Park Foundation

The Peak District National Park Foundation is a registered charity established to raise funds to care for The Peak District National Park and make it more inclusive. Our vision is a National Park enjoyed and conserved by everyone, forever. It should be a vibrant, colourful, and safe home for the wildlife we all love. The Park’s heritage tells our story and inspires future generations, so let’s celebrate it..

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