Welcome to the 54th 3 Peaks Race & 5th World Long Distance Mountain Running Challenge
In order to accommodate the above event SOME OF THE RULES OF THE 3 PEAKS RACE have been amended. These amendments will only apply to the 2008 race.
Please read the following notes carefully
- The race is held under UK Athletics laws, FRA and 3 Peaks competition rules. Any breach of the rules will result in disqualification from the 2008/09/10 races which period may be extended.
- You MUST carry the following equipment which will be checked at the start and may be checked at any other point on the course - compass, whistle, wind and waterproof jacket and trousers, emergency food. If you are found without any of the required equipment you will be disqualified. It is also strongly recommended that you carry a map of the area and in cold, wet weather, a space blanket.
- On Race day
- One number will be issued which MUST be worn and clearly visible at all times.
- An electronic recording system will be used (see below for details). As you pass each checkpoint you must ensure that your “Dibber”, strapped to your wrist at registration, is inserted into the control box. Failure to do this may result in disqualification.
- Competitors must pass each checkpoint once only on the correct sequence.
- Competitors who have not passed Ribblehead in 2hrs 10 mins or Chapel-le-dale in 3hrs 30 mins will be timed out. An authorized doctor may stop any competitor at any time. Competitors who retire must advise the nearest checkpoint as soon as possible. If the nearest checkpoint is not the finish retirement must be reported again to race control as soon as possible. Competitors who continue to run after disqualification or who do not report retirement correctly endanger other competitors and face an extended period of disqualification from future races.
- Flags or other markers must be followed where provided.
- Late starters and unauthorized substitutions are not allowed.
- Substitution in 2008 will be on-line only and accepted between submission of entry and closing date only (no substitution on the day) Substitution can be with any other runner who meet the entry requirements.
- The decisions of the referee are final.
- No dogs to accompany runners.
Hypothermia can kill. Make sure you are prepared.
Checkpoint map references -
||Hill Inn SD745777
The course will be the same as the 2007 race but the route will be fully flagged from Thurs 24th April. However any training in the area before the 24th April must be restricted to the normal 3 Peaks walking route. Competitors are required to follow the fully marked taped or flagged route throughout. These special arrangements apply only on race day. At other times please keep to recognised paths and rights of way, follow the Country Code, keep dogs under control, use gates and stiles, do not harm farm animals and PLEASE TAKE YOUR LITTER HOME !
Could we also remind you of the race organiser’s disclaimer that is on the entry form:-
I understand that this race is held in accordance with both the Rules and Safety Requirements of the FRA.
I confirm that I am aware of the organiser’s information and requirements in connection with this race.
I accept the hazards involved in fell running and acknowledge that I am entering and running in this race at my own risk.
Other than the organiser’s liability for causing death or personal injury by negligence, I confirm that I understand that the organiser accepts no liability to me for any loss or damage of any nature to myself or property arising out of my participation in this race.
I am aware of the dangers hypothermia and I will not take part if I am unfit or unwell.
I consent to the above data being held on and processed by computer.
I have read the race rules and agree to abide by them.
Registration is on race day only and will open at 07:00am and close at 9.40 am. Make sure you register early. The race will start at 10.00am prompt. Make sure you are at the start by 9.45am for a kit check prior to the start. Late starts are NOT permitted.
Electronic Timing and Control System
The race will be timed using the SPORTident Electronic Punching system; those of you who have done any of Martin Stone’s extravaganzas will be familiar with this system. If you have not, here is an explanation. At registration you will each be given a red electronic card and a tamper-proof wristband. The card will be ready for use and should be attached to your wrist using the wristband, with the tip of the card pointing towards you fingers. It is best to use the wrist without your watch on! There will be a demonstration checkpoint at registration so you can familiarize yourself with punching. You dip the tip of the card into the hole in an electronic box at each checkpoint and you will see it flash and hear a beep – this confirms that the location and time have been recorded on your card. You do not need to do anything at the start of the race but at the finish you must dip your card. After you have finished, proceed to the download station near the finish line where we will cut off your wristband, dip your card and provide you with a printout showing your split times at each control and your total time. Please take care of the cards – each one costs £17.50 and if you break or lose it we will have to charge you. There will be several boxes at all the controls – they will be raised off the ground and are quick and easy to use.
Drinks will be provided at the valley checkpoints but, if you prefer your own brew, place your suitably labelled container(s) in the boxes at race registration before 9.30 am. They will be transported to the checkpoints for you. Refreshment vouchers will be issued at registration and may be used at the pavilion on the field. Toilets are available on the field and in the centre of Horton.
Hot showers will be available after the race to enable runners to freshen up prior to attending the presentation.
Please ensure that family and friends use the car park at Horton. The ticket is valid all day and the proceeds go to the Playing Fields Committee and help to provide and maintain the facilities on the field. Parking elsewhere in Horton is almost impossible. Car parking elsewhere on the route is restricted. Please do not obstruct the narrow roads and lanes. Parking at Ribblehead has been significantly restricted. Spectators must keep to recognised footpaths. The use of mountain bikes on footpaths is illegal.
If non competitors (including people who have been disqualified under the time or medical rules) continue to run on the course and even pass through checkpoints it causes untold confusion. This puts legitimate competitors at risk and will not be tolerated.
The prize giving ceremony will be held in the main marquee in the early evening. A free buffet meal will be provided for all competitors and there will be a drinks bar. Race merchandise will be on sale and prize winners photos will be displayed as awards are presented. Trophies are held for one year and must be returned before next year’s race. Please make every effort to attend this ceremony.
PRIZE LIST (provisional - the number of prizes in each category may be adjusted according to the number of entries)
- 1st to 10th Individual Men Under 40
- 1st to 3th Veteran Men 40-49
- 1st to 3rd Veteran Men 50-59
- 1st Veteran Man 60+
- 1st to 10th Ladies Under 40
- 1st to 3rd Ladies 40-49
- 1st Lady 50+
- 1st Under 25
- 1st Newcomer to the 3 Peaks Race
- 1st Runner representing a Yorkshire club
- 1st Runner representing a Lancashire club
- 1st Member of the Scout Association
Will be awarded to Men’s and Ladies Open Teams
| 21/15 YEAR AWARDS
If you expect to complete your 21st 3 Peaks Race this
year (or 15th race for ladies) then please contact Bill Wade
(tel 01423 712000) to confirm your record.
Accommodation lists can be obtained from tourist information offices in Settle (Tel 01729 852192) and Horton-in-Ribblesdale (Tel 10729 860333).
Will be displayed near the finish area immediately after the race and will be published on the website - www.threepeaksrace.org.uk as soon as possible after the race.
IN AN EMERGENCY
Contact any race or rescue official or dial 999 ask for POLICE. When they answer ask for MOUNTAIN RESCUE.
Safety takes precedence. If someone needs help – give it.
Breach of the competition rules results in automatic disqualification, which can be for an extended period.
Entries will be accepted from:-
- Runners who have completed the Three Peaks Race in 2005, 2006 or 2007.
- Runners who have completed 2 FRA category AM, AL, BL races since Jan 1st 2006.
- Runners who do not fulfil either of these requirements but who have endurance running experience should submit their entry listing endurance races completed during 2006 and 2007. The committee have discretion to accept entries from runners who have completed races of over two hours duration in a competitive time. e.g. road marathon within 3hrs 20 min. O.M.M. Elite, A, B Class or equivalent.
It is emphasized that the cut off times of 2hrs 10min Ribblehead and 3hrs 30min Hill Inn will be strictly enforced.
The entry fee for the 2008 race will increase but will still offer good value for what is effectively a World Championship event. Included in the entry fee will be free barbeque food at the presentation and a race souvenir as well as an enhanced prize list.
- Members of UK Athletics affiliated clubs, FRA members and overseas entrants £20.00
- Unattached runners £25.00
Please note that these fees are NOT refundable
If you need to substitute your entry please go to the 'Update Your Entry' link and replace your details with those of your substitute (who must meet the all the qualification requirements). Your fee will not be refunded but your substitute does not have to pay again.
ENTER ON-LINE USING THE LINKS BELOW