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Fremington Frenzy

April 6th 2024
Reeth and Arkengarthdale Moor

The Frenzy is a shorter introduction to the DalesRunner race stable than the DR20, you still get spectacular ascents, interesting descents and views down Swaledale but you get to skip the biggest hill we have in the 20km route. This is a fully marked route featuring rarely visited twists and turns, views to take your breath away and a few sections of technical trail that will keep you on your toes.

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Race Details


Low Fremington Village Hall
Reeth, North Yorkshire
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Course Summary

Distance: 11km / 6.8m (roughly)

A hilly route mostly on single track, with a very steep first ascent and some spectacular technical descents including one down a set of hushes, once the big hill is out the way you get a very pretty route back into Reeth following Arkle beck through the The Heggs-Castle Renaturing Project.

Course Records

Class Name Club Time
Male Jonathon Gray Richmond & Zetland Harriers 57.38
Female Steph Dobbing Durham Fell Runners 1.09.09
Vet Male Darren Roe 1.22.57
Vet Female Joanne Scott Hartlepool Burn Road Harriers 1.13.05
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With the race happening so early in the year it's possible for the temperates to drop below zero during the event, our kit list is there for a reason and we will be performing kit checks.

The Mountain Weather Information Service has a three day forecast available for the general area.
Weather Online has a long range forecast available for Richmondshire.

Course Details


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Race Day Information


Parking will be available in a field just outside Reeth thanks to the kindness of a local land owner/farmer, be aware that this is a working field that usually holds livestock so it might be muddy!
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You will register in the Low Fremington Village Hall, you will collect your bib number here and there are a few toilets and most likely a queue! See the timeline below for details on when we are opening registration.

Kit List

We now have mandatory kit, we may be performing kit spot checks at registration or somewhere on the course, anyone failing to have the mandatory kit will be disqualified.

Mandatory Kit

  • Taped seam waterproofs (jacket and trousers)
  • Hat or buff
  • Gloves
  • Emergency blanket / bivvy bag

Suggested Kit

  • Map
  • Compass
  • Whistle


Time Detail
8.30am Carpark Opens
8.40am Registration opens
9.40am Registration closes
9.50am Race briefing
10.00am Race starts
11.00pm First runner expected back
2.30pm Final cut off

Course Markings

The race course will be well marked with orange barrier tape and pin flags, trail junctions and turns will be well marked with coloured arrow signs to show you the way. All critical turns and road crossings will be manned by our marshals so you are going to have to try pretty hard to go wrong but be aware that course markings can be moved or stolen and for this reason we strongly advise carrying a copy of the route map.

Aid Stations

The aid station will be a water stop primarily with a few bits of tuck just in case you get caught out, it's just a few more miles from here until you get cake and a hot drink.

# Name Segment Distance Total Distance
1 Start 0 0
2 Storthwaite Hall 4.7m 4.7m
3 Finish 2.4m 7.1m


Toilets will be available at the village hall during registration and portable toilets will be set up in the starting field.


Swaledale Seedlings will be providing tea/coffee and cakes post race as part of your entry fee, extra cakes and drinks will be available from them on the day and all proceeds are kept by the Seedlings so bring some cash and help out a local charity and enjoy some home cooked baking!
NB: Please note that the Seedlings will only be available post race.

There are a number of pubs, shops, bakeries and cafes in Reeth itself, just a short walk from the finish. Your race finishers goody bag will contain vouchers for the local eateries so stick around for a while and enjoy the hospitality of the dale.

Runners & Rubbish

Please respect the trails and the beauty of the dales by disposing of any rubbish at one of our aid stations or take it home with you.

Code of conduct

Be polite to our marshals, first aiders and members of staff, these people are volunteering their free time to assist you in reaching the finish line and are doing everything they can to get you there.

Do not rely on marshals, photographers or other staff persons to direct you on your course. It is YOUR responsibility to know your course and follow the course signs.

Remember to always remain on the designated marked trails, no short cutting.

Poles are allowed (but probably not necessary), please be conscious of where you’re pointing them.

This course includes single track. If you are attempting to pass, please alert the runner in front of you before flying past them. Likewise, if you hear a runner approaching you from behind, attempt to find a spot to allow the runner to pass.

As a general rule, when passing a runner, announce, 'on your left'.

Uphill runners/hikers have the right of way to downhill runners. Remain in control as you descend and respect the other runners.

Everyone is after the same goal here so let’s be respectful of each other’s races and have fun.


Age Restrictions

Due to the nature of the course and the distance involved this race has an age limit of 16+ to enter.


All prices include a £1 donation to the National Park to help towards the upkeep of the footpaths we use.

Offer Affiliated Unaffiliated
Early Bird (ends 31/12/2023) £15 £17
Standard (ends 9/3/2024) £17 £19
Late (ends 30/3/2024) £21 £23

Entrant Limit

100 runners
Entry List (SiEntries)