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The Sandstone Trail Race

THe next Sandstone Trail Race will be held on Sunday 1 October 2017. You can find full details of the race here.

The race was organised for forty years from 1977-2016 by Deeside Orienteering Club. Starting with 2017 it will be organised by Cute Fruit Events. We wish them well for the continued success of the race.

The event consists of two alternative races run concurrently, both following sections of the Sandstone Trail Path.

  • The A Race is 27.5km (17.1 miles) with 655m climb starting from Duckington and is ideal for the more experienced runner.
  • The B Race is 17.0km (10.6 miles) with 288m of climb starting from Beeston and is better suited for those wishing to try their hand at trail running.

Both races finish in Delamere Forest.

If you want to find out a little more about the history of the Sandstone Trail Race then take a look at the Race History page.

The actual route the Sandstone Trail Race follows is detailed on the Race Route page. The route is quite easy to follow and is often waymarked by the distictive yellow, circular Sandstone Trail markers on posts, styles and gates.

The race has established a number of impressive records over the years it has been held. These records offer a worthy challenge for anyone aiming to better them.


In this area of the website you can find out about:


Latest Sandstone Trail News

  • 14/03/2017: 2017 races full

    Waiting lists in operation for both races


  • 01/11/2016: Path End

    Barry Barnes reviews the race over 40 years


  • 07/10/2016

    Andy Smithers' photos of the 2016 race are on Flickr

    see the photos...

The Sandstone Trail Waymarker