Edale Skyline 2020 On the Day

General Information

The Don Morrison Memorial Edale Skyline Fell Race has been going since 1974. It is a long, tough, early season race, with often challenging conditions – we have had runners retiring with heatstroke and hypothermia! You must carry the stipulated kit. Take care on the hills and have a good day out. Please note the following:

There will be no entry on the day

Car Parking

Car parking for 2020 is yet to be finalised, however there will be a car parking fee, probably of £5 for the day (which is less than the cost in the village pay and display) – there’s another incentive to share lifts. Also at the moment it looks likely that train services may be replaced by a bus connection whilst works on the line take place, so it is unlikely to be an option, to be confirmed nearer the time.

All car park charges will be donated to Edale Village School.


In Edale Village Hall, between 8.30am and 10.15am. If you arrive later than this, sorry, you won’t be able to run.

You will be asked to fill in an entry form and complete a kit check. Please make sure your kit conforms to the standards set out on the Equipment tab of the Skyline pages. You must get the kit check completed before you can collect your number.

Collect your number from the relevant table – numbers will be generated after the closing date by SportIdent – they will be in Surname order, so it should be simple to find the correct table, you will not need to know your number! Then take your number to the SI card table where you will be issued with a Sportident dibber, unless you bring your own (if you do bring your own you must still go the the SportIdent table with your dibber). If you have a medical condition and/or allergy which we may need to know about in an emergency please fill in the details on the form on the back of your race number.

Keep the vest number at its original size and pin it to your chest. Please show this vest number to marshals at all checkpoints, even if you are wearing a jacket over the top.

Once you have registered, we assume that you start the race. If you do not start, please follow the procedure for retirements.

There will be a dibber box on the footbridge, just before the start field, so we can double check starters.

Route – see Route tab

Procedure at Checkpoints

Register your dibber in the dibber box (it will go ‘beep’ – more than one beep is unnecessary but not a problem).

Show your vest number to the marshal. Please give the marshal enough time to record your number. 
Please follow any instructions from marshals. If you look unfit to continue, you may be asked to retire.

There is no dibber at CP1 Ringing Roger (outward), CP2 Top of Grindsbrook, CP7 Mam Tor, CP8 Back Tor, CP11 Fulwood Stile Lane, CP12 Hope Brink and CP15 Coffin Rock.

Cut off Times – see Route tab


Report to a marshal if possible. Also, you MUST report to the village hall to hand in your dibber. Emergency phone number is: 01433 670323

Kit Check – see Equipment tab


An up to date forecast will be posted here and in the village hall. T

Bad Weather

Organisers may shorten the route or even cancel the event. The final decision may be delayed as late as race day, but obviously we will endeavour to give you as much notice as possible by posting a message on this site.

You are at risk of Hypothermia – more information


We will try to supply water at CP6 Mam Nick and CP10 Hope Townhead Bridge. Drinks may run out on a warm day. There is very little water on the route, you are advised to take a water bottle with you.


  1. Use your dibber to record your finish time.
  2. Let marshals record your number.
  3. Hand in your vest number to the marshal.
  4. Take your dibber directly to the village hall for the download of your split times and return your dibber. If you don’t download we don’t know you are back and safe. There will be a charge of £30 for any lost dibbers.