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Bradfield Bash

New for 2020 is a hilly five mile race series through beautiful countryside at the edge of the Peak District.

As with the Canal Canter, this race series will be run as a league, with your best three times counting. Of course you are welcome to run just one of them if that’s all you fancy! See below for details of how to be part of the league.

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

Bradfield, one of the largest parishes in England, is home to our next installment of races.

The event begins in Low Bradfield, using the Cricket pavilion as the start and finish point. This is an ideal location for spectators, with hot, cold and alcoholic drinks available at the bar!

Round the cricket pitch, up a steep narrow set of stone steps, and along Smallfield Lane for a couple hundred metres, before the route turns right, and ascends further along a footpath. From here the route flattens, covering grassy fields, and you might even see a sheep or two!

Distance 5 miles
Dates 6th May, 10th June, 15th July, 5th August 2020
Start time 7:30pm (registration from 6:30pm)
Venue Low Bradfield Cricket Pavillion, The Sands,
Prizes 1st-3rd M&F for those finishing at least three of the four races
Price £10 per race


Enter the Bradfield Bash

Fear not, the climbing doesn’t end here! A short sharp stretch of up followed by a loop first under and then on top of the crags. A fantastic view awaits at the top, but don’t take your eye off the trail for too long! Then down, first fields, then a track, and finally along some rocks until you meet the reservoir.

Don’t ease off just yet, as there’s one final climb, and a straight track perfect for overtaking on, then down along the road, picking up speed, being careful to avoid any traffic, and then through the car park and back to the pavilion for that well deserved celebration (did I mention there was a bar!).

Race dates and start times:

Race 1 – 6th May 2020
Race 2 – 10th June 2020
Race 3 – 15th July 2020
Race 4 – 5th August 2020

All the events start at 7:30pm, with registration at the Low Bradfield cricket pavillion from 6:30pm.

The event starts at 7:30pm and is roughly 5 miles. Consider other users of both road and trail, be careful! There will be signposts and marshals en route to make sure you don’t lose your way!

Enter the Bradfield Bash

How to take part in the league:

  • Enter at least three of the four races in 2020
  • 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!

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..

To find out more, visit

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