It is with sadness and regret that we have taken the decision to cancel years Dentdale Run.

This decision has been a very difficult one for the committee and has certainly not been taken lightly, however, Dentdale is a small community with a high proportion of elderly residents and a high number of residents with compromised immune systems. The decision has been made to protect our community as best we can and is not merely panic.

The decision has been made more difficult by the fact that cancelling now will potentially cost the committee up to £3000 in money already paid out and bills still to be paid for items that cannot be returned or refunded. This is money that the committee do not have as we give every penny that is made from the run to Dent CE Primary School, which is the entire reason for staging the event in the first place.

We appreciate that this news will be very disappointing to you and we offer our sincere apologies but we believe it is the right decision.

In terms of entry fees, we would like to offer you a few options as it will cost us £2 for every refund we have to make and with around 440 entries this is potentially almost £900 in cost. A few runners that I have spoken to on the phone have very generously said that they will donate their entry fee to help cover the costs already incurred. If you feel able to do this it will be gratefully received.


– we will look at the options for rescheduling this years race later in the year and if you would like to leave your entry in place for this then we will keep you updated as to when this might be.
– we can offer to defer your entry to next years race.
– If you wish to claim a refund now, please email with your name and postcode. The team at RaceBest will then process these as fast as they can, but please allow at least 14 days for your entry fee to credit your account.

Once again, the committee apologises for the inconvenience that this has caused but hopes that you understand why this decision has had to be made and hopes to see you all either later in the year or in March 2021.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.


The race committee would like to acknowledge the support of our main sponsor

As well as the support of all our other sponsors

Cumbria Stoves Ltd GH Bradley Builder George & Dragon Hotel
Bentham Plant Hire Buitelaar Group JMP Food Service
JE Wilkinson Builder J Charnley Builder Dentdale Bookkeeping
G Sedgwick Plumber Treadwell Flooring Meadowside Cafe
Brian Goad Discover Dentdale The Bath House
MK Conversions The Sun Inn Dent Stores and B&B
Nigel Edwards (In The Mountains)
High Laning Caravan & Camping Park
D Ellison Groundworks
Stone Close Tea Room and B&B
Cobble Country Estate Agents
Simon Parkin Carpet Fitting and Cleaning