The 2017 Dalby Dash was the best so far, thanks to my beautiful helpers (family and friends) and of course due to all the beautiful runners that took part. What made it extra special was the attendance of heroes that have benefited from YOUR generosity.
Congratulations to everybody that took part - see you next year for the 2018 Dalby Dash - entries open in January!!!
Darran Bilton, Race Director - @dalbydasher
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 an uneven compacted stone trail, the track turns right. Now begins the fast and furious decent as we head down Sand Dale and 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 the 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, no iPods or similar. Minimum age of 15 years.
Finishers get a Dalby Dash memento! Prizes to the first 5 men and women, King and Queen of the Hill, first local man and woman (YO18 postcode only) and vet's prizes presented at visitor's centre 12:30pm.
No prizes will be posted. If you don't collect, it goes to charity (you can elect someone to collect).
How to get there
Low Dalby Visitors Centre's postcode is YO18 7LT. Free entry into forest for runners and supporters.
Drive down A169 until fork in the road (at Fox and Rabbit pub). Turn left and drive for 2 miles. Turn left (sign to Dalby Forest) and drive to toll booth. Give ranger your name and continue down road until directed by a race marshal.
Drive up A169 to Pickering, over roundabout and continue along A169 for 3 miles (Fox and 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.
From East / West
Drive down A170 into Pickering. Turn left at roundabout (from west) or right at roundabout (from east) and follow instructions as above (from south).
Please arrive early - there is ample parking, some of which is up to one mile from the start. On arrival, please obey the marshal's instructions and be nice to them.
Café and Food
The visitors centre 'Tree Tops' café will be open, serving refreshments throughout the day. Show your race number for special offers! Don't miss the presentation on the patio at 12.30pm!
There are plenty of toilets at the visitors centre and rangers hut (opposite mountain bike hut). Please arrive ready to run. Sorry, no showers.
First aid is kindly provided by Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue. 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 the 10K.