Welcome to the 2016 Dalby Dash! This race just gets better and better - the 2015 Dash was a wonderful day. We have raised over £12,000 for charity so far and thanks to runners, supporters and volunteers we'll raise even more this November. This is a fun and friendly race that represents amazing value - every finisher receives a gift. The Dash ALWAYS fills so get your entry in NOW. You are all heroes!
Darran Bilton, Race Director - @dalbydasher
About the course
From Low Dalby visitor's centre, the first 2 miles are a steady uphill climb on a private tarmac road along House Dale and then at the top of the hill we turn right as the track levels off. First runners to summit get the King (and Queen) of the Hill prize! The surface continues as a compacted stone trail (uneven!), the track turns right. Now begins the fast and furious decent as we head down Sand Dale & Heck Dale. At the bottom, a right turn takes you along Dalby Beck and down the trail back to Low Dalby and the finish.
COLLECT RACE NUMBER FROM RACE HQ (NEAR START!)
Runners assemble at start area (outside visitors centre) 10.50am. Runners must have number securely pinned on FRONT OF SHIRT. There will be 2 minutes silence before the start (as it is Remembrance Sunday). Course not suitable for skates or buggies or dogs. For safety, PLEASE no iPods. Min age 15 years.
FINISHERS GET A DALBY DASH MEMENTO!
Prizes to the first 5 men & women, King (and Queen!) of the Hill, first local man & woman (YO18 postcode only) and vet's prizes presented at visitor's centre 12:30pm. No prizes will be posted. You don't collect, it goes to charity (you can elect someone to collect).
Please arrive early... There is limited parking at the Low Dalby visitor's centre. When full, cars will be parked along the road back up House Dale & beyond. There is a one-mile walk (approx) to the start! Marshals will control car parking. Please be nice to them and obey their requests. Please arrive early.
How to get there
Low Dalby Visitor's Centre YO18 7LT. Free entry into forest for runners and supporters.
Drive down A169 until fork in the road (at Fox & Rabbit pub). Turn left & drive for 2 miles. Turn left (sign to Dalby Forest) & drive to toll booth. Give ranger your name & continue down road until directed by a race marshal.
Drive up A169 to Pickering, over roundabout and continue along A169 for 3 miles (Fox & Rabbit pub). Turn right, drive 2 miles, turn left (sign to Dalby forest), drive to toll booth (give ranger your name) and continue to marshals.
Drive down A170 into Pickering. Turn left at roundabout (from west) or right at roundabout (from east) & follow instructions as above (from south).
Café & Food
The visitor's centre 'Tree Tops' café will be open, serving refreshments throughout the day. Show your race number for special offers!... but don't miss the presentation on the patio at 12.30pm !
There are plenty of toilets at the visitor's centre and rangers hut (opposite mountain bike hut). Please arrive ready to run. Sorry, no showers.
First aid is kindly provided by St John's Ambulance. The Race Director is also a first aider. Please make marshals aware if you need help. A sweep vehicle will follow the last runner. It is YOUR responsibility to be physically fit to complete 10K.