• RRC Club Champs 2022

    Here's all the info you need to now:

    Points are awarded for each of the events in the Club Champs calendar.

    Just taking part?
    Take part in 9 of the 22 events to earn a special RRC Club Champs memento! The male and female members who complete the most number of races will also claim the Club Competitor trophy!

    Eyes on a prize?

    Points will be awarded for the fastest RRC runners at each event. 1 point for the fastest, 2 for second place, 3 for the third over the line and so on. The scores from your best nine events of the year will be totalled and the winner is the person with the lowest overall score.

    One of our more experienced runners?

    There's also an age graded championships, so don't worry about having to compete toe-to-toe with the young whippets!

    Injured and can't run?

    Come along with your cowbell to be part of the famous, epic RRC finish line funnel of noise!

  • Saturday 22 January 2022

    We kick off 2022 at Haigh Hall, taking in the woodland paths of Haigh Hall
    Country Park. Billed as challenging and rewarding, be prepared for some mud on the trails in January. Don’t forget to register with parkrun in advance (with Ramsbottom Running Club as your selected Club) and print off your Barcode.

    Remember, parkrun operate a strict no barcode, no time policy.


    Please note if this event has to be cancelled due to bad weather we will look at 29th January as an alternative date.

    Sunday 6 February 2022, 11am

    A well organised event hosted by Blackburn Road Runners, this friendly 10K starts at the Witton Park Arena in Blackburn where the Athletics track start gives way to an undulating course taking in the stunning scenery of the Pleasington area. A popular race that often fills up before race day so please enter early.


    Minimum age 15.
    (Junior race available).

    Please note some of you may have 2020 entries held over, please check before entering the race again.

    Sunday 27 February 2022, 9am

    Now in its 39th year and one of the oldest surviving road races in the UK, this friendly 6 miler takes in the roads surrounding Lostock in Bolton.


    A great turnout on this local race could secure us a prize for largest running club entered online.



  • LABC Runners 5K

    Sunday 27 March 2022

    This is a new race only on its second outing taking in the town of Littleborough and skirting Hollingworth Lake on a circular route back to the Boxing Club.

    Early Bird entry available for just £5 before 1st January.


    Minimum age 11.

    Sunday 10 April 2022, 11am

    A flat, fast and scenic route from Salt Ayre Leisure Centre. A popular race for all, from those looking for a fast pre Spring Marathon 10K to those just stepping up to the distance.


    Saturday 23 April 2022, 1.15pm

    Part of the Wray Scarecrow Festival from the beautiful village of Wray which was a firm favourite last time we had this on the calendar.

    Scarecrow Medal for all


    Minimum age 15.

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  • Sunday 8 May 2022, 10am

    Starting and finishing at Whitechapel Village Hall in Preston, a road race offering stunning views overlooking the Bowland Fells.


    Commemorative Blacksticks Blue Cheese to all Competitors.


    Tor Mile

    TBC June 2022,

    Another firm favourite, back on the Championships for a third year. This short 2km (1.2 mile) run takes entrants to the top of Musbury Tor, with 168m/551ft of climb with a pub finish, perfect for a Summer’s evening of racing.


    £5 (TBC)


    Minimum age 16.


    (Junior race available).

    Please note this race will also count towards the separate Fell Championships competition.


    Sunday 19th June, 2022

    The finale of the Tour of Tameside, starting and finishing outside the historic Hyde Town Hall with a 7 mile route through Hyde Town Centre and the surrounding area.


    For anybody looking for a personal endurance challenge this race is part of the full Tour of Tameside, a four day festival of running on a variety of terrains. The original week long tour was founded by marathon legend Dr Ron Hill MBE in 1981.



    Wednesday 29th June 2022, 7.30pm

    A category AS (short) Fell Race starting at Shore Edge Methodist Church in Shaw, Oldham, climbing to the Trig Point on Crompton Moor before descending to the quarries near Buckstones Road.


    With a climb of 323m on a mixture of moorland trail, forest trail and rough moorland paths the course has numerous ascents and descents before the moorland releases you into a steep shale covered descent towards the end of the first lap.


    Please note this race will also count towards the separate Fell Championships competition.


  • Club Challenge

    Tuesday 7 July 2022

    Who, What, Where, When – Who actually knows?


    Details to be advised nearer the time, fully inclusive distance and terrain with a social event to follow.


    Minimum age 11.


    (Separate Junior event available).

    Greenway 5K Road Race, Padiham

    Wednesday 13 July 2022

    Part of the Pendle & Burnley Grand Prix, the race starts and finishes on the Padiham Greenway, accessed through Memorial Park.


    An out and back traffic free route.



    Minimum age 15 years.


    (Junior race available)

    Wednesday 3 August 2022, 7pm

    Multi-terrain race on a mixture of tarmac paths and rough tracks surrounding the historic Hopwood Hall on the outskirts of Middleton.



  • Saturday 3 September 2022, 1pm

    Starting and finishing at Fitz Park in Keswick this race follows well marked and marshalled paths and bridleways, taking in panoramic views of Derwentwater, the surrounding peaks of Skiddaw, Blencathra and the Northern Fells.


    The Trail Challenge is a race for all including less competitive runners and fitness walkers with a generous time limit of 3½ hours.


    If you think you will take less than 1½ hours it is recommended you enter the Trail Race with a time limit of 2 hours and a start time of 2pm. We will use times from each event if you feel you fall into the latter category.




    Minimum age 18 years.

    Sunday 18 September 2022, 9.30am

    Following the Virtual event in 2021 the event is hoping to be back with its all new route going up Tottington Road and back down the scenic and shaded Kirklees Trail.


    The 10 mile event will also be taking place on the same day, if you opt to take on the challenge of a longer distance on home turf you will be able to receive Club Competitor points but unfortunately will not receive a timed placing for the Club Champs competition.



    Team Deane Alison Brady Memorial 10K

    October 2022

    A low key and local event raising funds for Bolton Hospice, this super friendly and inclusive 10K starts at the Vulcan Inn off Wigan Road in Bolton, heading down through wooded paths and on to the flat Middlebrook Trail.




    More info coming soon!

    Blackburn 10K

    October 2022

    A relatively new event, starting and finishing inside Ewood Park, the home of Blackburn Rovers, with the route taking in Blackburn Town Centre and surrounding local landmarks.




    More info coming soon!

  • November Race TBC

    November 2022

    More info coming soon!

    Hurst Green Turkey Trot

    December 2022

    We will be finishing the year on a high on this 5 mile and approximately 650ft of elevation course including plenty of woodland, bogs and laughter at this epic Christmas race with a proportion of Fancy Dress participants far greater than any other event seen locally.


    There are plenty of prizes on offer at the raucous and fun presentation.


    Start planning your outfit early, the competition is stiff for the coveted best fancy dress award.


    £11.50 (TBC)


    More info coming soon!​


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