It’s nearly that time of year for the kids to consume vast amounts of chocolate following a short run.  In other words it’s time for the Bunny Runs.

Many Club members have competed in these Tuesday night races during April over the years.  They are achievable by anyone and are a gentle (but fast) introduction to fell racing for kids and parents.  The Endurance squad use them to blow the winter cobwebs out and the Intermediate squad are all encouraged to run, we even get some sprint squad runners.

Please do not run under age. The minimum age is 12 years and as mentioned elsewhere the FRA are enforcing the age limits.  There is a mass start and there is a danger that younger runners can get accidentally knocked by much larger people.

Details on and below:

2012 Details


  • 3 individual races on successive Tuesday evenings, 2012 dates are:
    3 April 7.00pm,
    10 April 7.15pm,
    17 April 7.30pm,
    followed by the Bunny Relays on Tuesday 24th April at 7.30pm
  • All from Dimples Lane Quarry (Do not park in the quarry itself as you’ll be in the way!).
    Registration at the Old Sun Hotel, Haworth, W. Yorks (GR 026372), 5 mins. from start.
  • Entry on the day only
  • Individual Bunny Runs: CS. 3m/300′.  £2 on night only. Teams free. PM. Over 12.
    Records: 14.41 J. Thomas 2009; f. 17.20 M. Wilkinson 2007; “Egg Stage” 3.17 T. Adams 2011; f. 3.59 M. Wilkinson 2007.
  • Cadbury’s Creme Egg for all entries.  All prizes Easter eggs. All 3 races to count for overall awards.
  • Bunny Run Relays: CS. 7.30pm £6 per team of three on day. PM. Over 10. Each leg 2m/200′. Almost any conceivable team composition welcome including mixed, family, junior etc. Relay batons are eggs!

They’re eggciting, they’re bunnylicious, they’re cracking  and only 3 miles long with a reward for everyone of a Cadbury’s Creme Egg! The Bunny Runs & series hop to it from Tuesday 3rd April, with a chocolate prize list even a chocoholic would have problems coping with!
For the true Hares or those who dare amongst you, remember the ‘Egg Stage’, a fast and furious dash round the small loop will bring extra chocolate for the first man and lady past the hopping bunny sign. Then of course for those of you who want to have more fun, if that’s possible, there always is the chance to win prizes in the fancy dress competition incorporated in the race.
All runners can also take part in the guess the winners time competition – guess what the prize is? AN EASTER EGG! See the clipboard at registration to enter.
The Bunnies are renowned for post race fun – free soup and roll in the Old Sun Hotel, race video of that night’s event on the big screen, stacks and stacks of Easter Eggs in an extensive prize list, watch in awe as the first man, lady and vet stagger under the sheer weight of goodies, then the finale the famous chocolate throw out! Here at the prize giving all runners are entered into a free prize.

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