Goyt Valley Striders
Affiliated to UK Athletics
Reg no. 2658036

The Whaley Waltz Fell Race

Next Event: June 25th 2022


It is with great regret that we have to announce the cancellation of this year’s Whaley Waltz, due to have taken place on Saturday 26th June. The event is heavily reliant on the running of the carnival which has just been cancelled. As a result, and the current uncertainty regarding the lifting of COVID restrictions, this difficult decision had to be made.

For those with existing entries, these will be automatically deferred to next year’s race on 25th June unless a refund is requested.

To try and make up for the absence of this year’s race we are currently working on plans to enable runners to come and complete the course later in the summer as part of a virtual event. More details will follow in due course.

Please stay safe and we very much look forward to welcoming you back next year.

Thank you
Mark Ruston (run director)

WHALEY WALTZ FELL RACE  FRA Category: BS. PM. Over 16s only. Start time is approximately 1.10 p.m after the carnival parade. It is 5.8m and with an elevation of 899' from Whaley Bridge Town Centre (GR 012811, OL1). This race starts as part of the annual Whaley Bridge Rose Queen Carnival Parade.

In 2019, This race race raised a total of £915 for the thomas Theyer Foundation.  Details can be found HERE

We also made a donation of £242 to Whaley Bridge Rose Queen Carnival 

Further Details:  Mark Ruston, 77 Buxton Road, Whaley Bridge, High Peak, SK23 7HX; Tel: 07803 123058

To contact the Waltz Race Director Click/Tap:- HERE

2019 Results HERE And Team results HERE

Previous Years Results

Whaley Waltz Fell Race

Whaley Waltz Photograph on our Flikr Page can be found:- HERE
(Feel free to add any more to this group you may have) 

A Map of the Route can be found Here:- MAP

Course Records: Men - Steve Vernon 35:21 (2017) Women - O Walwyn Bush 42:26 (2012)


On-line Entry - FOR 2021 £(tbc)

To see the start list  also Click below:-

Here when live

On-the Day Entry:- (subject to availability) £(tbc)

Arrive early to avoid being disappointed

Last registration: 12.40 p.m. (note: we will close early to avoid traffic congestion on the day-please arrive early)

On The Day Entry/Registrations On the day MAY be available subject to the race limit not being reached beforehand. Race registration from 11:00am. Registration, registration venue:- Whaley Bridge Uniting Church Hall. (between the finish and the race start on the main road close to the railway bridge) ( Please allow plenty of time to register as it is carnival day we will get very busy.) Address: 35a Buxton Rd, Whaley Bridge, High Peak SK23 7HT. The Race start is a short distance away in the centre of the town outside the Railway Pub.

Note:- Road access to Whaley Bridge is closed at 1 p.m. for the Carnival Parade. (Parking may be restricted in places, especially on-street on certain roads due to the carnival parade. Please allow extra time to find places to park and remember to park responsibly... some people haven't in the past!)