Kilnsey Show Preliminary Details

Kilnsey Show, Fell and Track Races take place on Tuesday 27th August 2024

Registration for all the races will open on Friday 26th July, at 8am, and will initially close on 10th August.

Seniors who have registered for the race by 10th of August will then be emailed a link from the Show Secretary to purchase a discounted Show Ticket.  Juniors will be emailed a link for a free ticket.   Please wait till 19th August for ticket link to be emailed,  however a confirmed list of entries should be on the BOFRA website shortly after the 10th August.

For the senior race there is a strict limit of 100 runners due to safety issues with descending the chimney. Once the senior race is full we will open a waiting list in case there are retirements.  Any one that enters the senior race and then cannot run must inform us so we can pass their place on.

Once the race is full and you are on the waiting list you will need to purchase a ticket directly from the Kilnsey Show website.

For races that are not full, entries will remain open online till Saturday 24th August, but you will need to purchase your own full price entry ticket if registering after 10th August.  It will also be possible to enter these races, except the senior crag race, on the day.

In order to have your name in the show programme, entries must be received by Saturday 10th August.


There are Fell races for U12 , U14, U17 and Seniors.

Minimum  age for U12 race is 9 years on the day.  Under 9’s are strictly not allowed, any found breaching this rule will be banned from future Kilnsey events

1500m ( Metric Mile) Handicap Race – Minimum age 16

100m sprint races.  – Minimum age 16

Event Schedule

2:50 pm, 100 metre heats

3.00pm , metric mile handicap

3.10pm , 100 metre final

3:15pm, Under 12 crag race

3:30pm, Under 14 / under 17 crag race

4pm, Open crag race

New for this year, it is hoped to run an U9’s race which will be two laps of the show field, about 1km. Minimum age 6 on day.  Entries for this will be taken directly on the start line.  Listen out for details on the day.

As in previous years, the format of the mile handicap race has been changed such that all competitors now run the full distance but with delayed starting times according to the following handicap scale.

Metric Mile Handicap

All competitors will run 1500 metres (3 laps) from the same start point at timed intervals.

Each Runner will be placed in their respective age gender category and set off accordingly


Elapsed time start Category
0 W60
0.19s M70
0.31s W55
0.43s M65 + W50
0.50s M60 + W45
1.04 M55
1.09 Wu18
1.16 W40
1.19 M50
1.22 W35
1.28 M45 + WOpen
1.45 Mu18 + M40
1.48 M35
1.56 MOpen