Entry fees

Entry Fee for all Runners will be £27.00

(£1.00 from each entry fee will be donated to the Friends of the Three Peaks. Click - HERE for information on the work they carry out to protect and enhance the landscape of the Three Peaks area). Please note that these fees are NOT refundable

On Line Entry

Entry for the 2020 Race will open at 09:00 on Saturday 1st February 2020.

Race Numbers

Searchable link to Race Numbers from SI Entries will be posted on this page after close of entries in April 2020

Race Cancellation Warning

The Three Peaks Race has been run since 1954 and has only been cancelled twice – because snow made roads impassable in 1981 and as a result of Foot and Mouth Disease in 2001.

Until the Three Peaks hosted the World Long Distance Mountain Running Challenge in 2008 the Race was always held on Sunday. It was moved to Saturday in 2008 and has remained there.

In 2012 the race was held without problems, but gale force winds developed overnight and three marquees were destroyed. Conditions were severe in the valley bottoms and would have been impossible on the mountain summits.

The Committee knows that if the race had been scheduled for Sunday it would have had to be cancelled. Consequently a plan has been devised to deal with the possibility of race cancellation and to attempt to limit inconvenience for entrants.

If the decision to cancel the race is taken by 6pm on the Friday before the race it is planned to send an e-mail to all entrants. This should minimise the number of runners who travel unnecessarily.

A later cancellation – possibly on the morning of the race – is more difficult. If cancellation becomes necessary, a brief text message will be sent to the mobile phones of entrants.

Information will also be placed on the Three Peaks Association website and the decision will be announced to the media, particularly local radio and television stations. The aim is to reduce unnecessary travelling and expense.

If the race has to be cancelled on the morning of the event – possibly because heavy overnight rain has made parking areas impossible to use – marshals will be sent to Helwith Bridge and Ribblehead and signs will be erected to stop competitors approaching Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

The cancellation policy has been made part of the race terms and conditions, but it will only work if entrants supply the organisers with up-to-date e-mail addresses and mobile phone numbers. If the weather forecast is bad, entrants are also asked to monitor radio and television and look at the Three Peaks website.

Entrants should note that there are unavoidable costs of approximately £20,000 which will still be incurred if the race is cancelled. The Committee has decided that up to 50 per cent of the entry fee will be refunded if the race is cancelled. If the race has to be abandoned after it has started, the full entry fee will be retained.

This year we are using a pre-selection list to allocate entries. 

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 place. We 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.