The Salt Cellar Fell Race
(part of the Accelerate Gritstone Series)
Date: Friday 3rd August 2018
Start: Fairholmes Visitor Centre at 7pm
Distance: 7.1 miles
Ascent: 486m (Category BM)
Salt Cellar 2017 results available here
You can now pre-register for the 2018 race. Click on the WebScorer icon and follow the instructions.
We strongly encourage everyone to pre-register at Webscorer before the race to make registration easier and quicker for all involved on the night. The entry fee if you have pre-registered is £6 and entry on the night (ie not pre-registered is £9).
You will not be asked for money when pre-registering through Webscorer. Having pre-registered, on the night just go straight to the desk to collect your number and pay your entry fee.
If you have any questions regarding the Salt Cellar Race please email Dean Young via the Contact Form
This is an open race, registered, permitted and insured through the FRA and organised by Steel City Striders. It is part of the Accelerate Gritstone Series. It starts and finishes under the Dam wall at Upper Derwent Reservoir with registration at Fairholmes Car Park on the northern most point of Ladybower Reservoir (SK173893). The route is 10.9 km/486m of accent (category BM), it heads up onto Derwent Edge and descends from Salt Cellar Boulder with some great views and terrain to enjoy along the way.
There will be marshals positioned at key points around the route and any turns without a marshal will be flagged. We strongly encourage everyone to pre-register at Webscorer before the race to make registration easier on the night. The entry fee if you have pre-registered is £6 and entry on the night is £9. You will not be asked for money when pre-registering through Webscorer. Having pre-registered, on the night just go straight to the desk to collect your number and pay your entry fee.
(Striders club members – entry is FREE and paid for by the club, but please still pre-register)
Some food will be available after the race for all competitors and this is included in the entry fee. Profit made from the event will be donated to Edale Mountain Rescue who provide emergency support for the event.
There is plenty of parking available at Fairholmes car park (£2.50 for 2 hours; free after 6pm) and in the lay-bys along the road leading to the car park (free, but 10 or more minutes jog to the start).
Please allow plenty of time to get to the start line for 7pm. There are toilet facilities at the visitors centre.
Map of the route and local area