present an ultra cross country Trail event and also an ultra cross country Trail Relay through the South Yorkshire Forest following the approximate route of the ROTHERHAM boundary,
for 50 miles / 81 km along footpaths, towpaths, tracks and roads, on an undulating route with overall 800 m of climb,
based on an idea from the long standing club secretary Ralph Rowbotham (and also former Club President), hence

Event Centre: Manvers Waterfront Boat Club, Station Road, Wath upon Dearne, Rotherham S63 7DG
Sat Nav, use S63 7BU  Grid reference SE442017

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Entries are will open for 2024 in the New Year (spring probably)

Beyond here, updates will be required.  There may be changes to the entry system

Note: closing date will be Sunday 1st October!
(Enter before 10th Saturday 23rd September to order a polo shirt)

Queries about this page to  please. (Include a Subject and Body text - unexplained attachments may be treated as spam)
Note: Information on this page is provided in good faith. No responsibility is accepted for errors or subsequent changes.

The entry procedure for 2023 is broadly as for last few years via SiEntries. There are different entry procedures for the Individual (aka Solo) and Relay

Note: You can edit your entry on the SIentries system up to the online closing date, for example to change start time. You may be requested to amend you entry to provide additional information nearer the day.

WARNING: There are no refunds, no deferments, so don't enter unless you are SURE to be able to take part. 
As there is a generous race limit, there is no advantage to getting your entry in too early, BUT there will be no entries on the day.

Currently there are no legal restrictions related to Covid-19.
Nevertheless, anyone who is testing positive for Covid, or feeling unwell with Covid symptoms, should not attend, as participant or official.

Make sure you enter by 23:59 on Sunday 1st October (pre-entries and entry editing will then automatically close for this event). NO LATE ENTRIES
29 if you are a member of an athletics club that is affiliated to UK Athletics, otherwise 31.
Under TRA rules, "Affiliation" requires membership of TRA or an athletics club affiliated to UKA, not personal UKA membership; a UKA number is not required.

Polo shirt 10.00, Badge to all individuals and certificate to all who complete the course.
(Order polo shirt and to guarantee a badge by Sunday 10th September - Update - by Saturday 23rd September)
No sleeping overnight in the MWBC building, but you can sleep in the Event Centre car park in vehicle or tent, toilets available (Friday night only)

Over recent years, there has been a substantial cost increase was required to pay for professional first-aid cover and for more reliable event monitoring. We hope the assistance will not be required, but should you have need for help, we are confident that you will appreciate the assistance. We have had incidents for first aid attention each year!  This year we have kept the rise modest.


Visit the SiEntries (link to 2023) web page for Solos, click on the Entries List to see who has entered so far.  Update is almost immediate.
Please be aware of the regulations for eligibility to compete in the female category stipulated by UK Athletics apply. See link

If you haven't used SiEntries before, create an account giving your details.  (One person can make entries for others)
If you already have an account, login and check your details, especially date of birth; for some types of event, only the year of birth is required, so DOB is presented as 01/01/yyyy
Please change this (via My Details) to the proper DOB.
Select the appropriate 'Team', either Individual/Solo or Relay (8 legs)

Be assured that SiEntries is a well-established organisation; registering for the site is risk-free. 
Registering makes entering future events easier, and enables them to forward information, potentially critical information, from the race organiser about the event.

Age Limit
The Minimum Age on the Day is 20 years for the individual event, under UKA rules.
Also UKA rules prohibit accompanying dogs, except assistance dogs

Subsequently, entries are checked against declared prior involvement and are posted on this website showing the archive information at irregular intervals.
An award is made for 10 completions and multiples (20, 30 etc). Hence the request on the entry form about previous entries. You can check our Historical Record to see how often you have started and finished, and your times, according to OUR records. Corrections please to me, Henry Marston, (removing the NOT), Please also let me know if you may have (or may have) entered under a different name in earlier years (Steve v. Stephen, Miss Jones v. Mrs Smith)

See Navigation page for description of route / route changes / schematic map / accommodation

Other useful information on / from RRR page

Historical record, to answer question of (approximate) number of completions, if you aren't sure. 
If you disagree, please contact the archivist, ,  to discuss.
The claimed number is primarily used to check whether an entry has to be linked to an entry in a previous year; the number in the archive is not changed unless an error is identified and resolved.
 Concise list of number of completions by surname  Initials A-F   Initials G-N    Initials O-Z
Archive - summary of historical information with links to detailed listings
(updated to include the 2022 event)

Date: Saturday, 7th October, 2023


The Minimum Age on the Day is 20 years for the individual event.

Please note that entries and results will be processed by computer, and can only be accepted on this basis. This information will only be used in connection with the Round Rotherham event.  

Any person taking part under the wrong name will be disqualified..
You have every opportunity to enter correctly on the day


See above for entry details

Click this link for online entry for Relay (current link is now to 2023 event)

On-line entry for 2023 is now available.  EOD (Entry on the Day) is NOT available for the relay.

Entries for 2024 are not yet open

Closing date: Sunday 1st Oct (23:59)

With the relaxation of Coronavirus restrictions, event organisation is in progress, aiming to provide a Covid-free environment.

The event, held under TRA UK:athletics rules, takes place at low altitude (below 150 m, 500') but autumn, potentially wintery conditions. Competitors should be aware of danger hypothermia, and are advised to carry or wear a waterproof top (cagoule, etc) adequate clothing. All take part their own risk must report Finish, retire by handing in number an official check point. register on day, with travel information (car registration, companions, etc), give each Organiser reserves right alter course light conditions day. Rotherham Harriers Athletics Club cannot responsible for any loss injury arising participation this event.

If you want to check whether your entry has been processed, check on SiEntries and click on Entry List

Relay Registration form (update, to hand in on the day - not for entry)

Date: Saturday, 7th October, 2023

Differences from the Individual Event are listed here


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