3 Peaks Race - The Marathon with Mountains


The 3 Peaks Race traverses the famous Yorkshire Dales mountains of Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside is one of the oldest, most famous and best organised fell races in Britain.

First run in 1954, the Race covers 37.4 kilometres with 1608 metres of ascent and descent over the most rugged and spectacular countryside in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, taking competitors to a height of 723 metres above sea level.

The men's course record is held by English international Andy Peace of Bingley Harriers, who completed this gruelling challenge in 2 hours 46 min. 03 sec in the 1996 race.

The women's record of 3 hours 9 min 19 sec is held by English international Victoria Wilkinson in the 2017 race.


Entries openED Saturday 10 February 2018

On line Entry opened at mid-day on Saturday 10 February 2018 and will close at 10:00 on Friday 13 April 2018 - unless the entry limit is reached before this date.


To get a pre-selection list entry just enter online via SI Entries. No payment is required at this stage as there is no guarantee of being offered a placeWe then vet each entry and if you meet the entry qualifications we will send you an email inviting you to enter. You will then be asked to come back to the SI Entries site and make your payment to confirm your entry. For more details please see the SI Entries Pre-selection List Help.

Please read all the information on the Race Information page  before entering - links to enter via SI Entries are at the bottom of the Entries page.

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In this rare video interview with Victoria Wilkinson, the ladies course record holder (3hrs 9mins) reveals how best to train for the Three Peaks Fell Race if you have limited time PLUS top tips for speed sessions and generally ensuring you have a successful race.

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Wherever you live, mountains or no mountains, here's your essential guide to the famous 23mile Yorkshire 3 Peaks Fell Race with training advice from regular runners and elite athletes including 2017 ladies' course record breaker Victoria Wilkinson from Bingley Harriers.