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The Pint

Same route as the barrel, but without the beverage.

Not for the faint hearted. Or weak of ankle. 

The route takes you up Grindslow Knoll and around the edge of the Kinder Plateau before a steep descent back down into Edale Village. The views over Edale Valley are breathtaking (assuming good weather!). The total ascent is 400m all within the first mile. Descent is equally as steep and challenging.



Race Information

The Pint Race will start at 10:30 from Newfold Farm Campsite. The route is that of the Barrel, following 4 miles of trail up onto Kinder. It is a challenging route but it is FUN. The route can be walked or ran. Fancy dress is encouraged. The only stipulation is that competitors wear appropriate footwear (trail shoes or walking boots only) and have some navigation experience. Marshals are placed along the route along with route markers.


The timing of the races has been arranged so that all Pint runners will be back on the field to cheer in the Barrel teams when they arrive in. Please do stay around to cheer on the kids in the half pint race at 2pm. Prize Giving for all races will be at 3pm


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Rules and Regulations

The Kinder Barrel Race and The Pint Challenge celebrates the landscape and traditions of the Peak District. These rules have been drawn up to ensure everyone can take part in a safe and enjoyable event.


The Pint race follows the same 6km route as The Kinder Barrel Race. This involves steep ascents and descents on uneven terrain.


Fundamental rules

  • Everyone involved in the event is required to show respect for the safety and welfare of fellow contestants, for members of the public, and for the Kinder Scout environment. 

  • It is the responsibility of each individual competitor to make their own assessment as to their ability to undertake the challenge, taking into account their fitness level, the rough terrain and how conditions on the day will influence these. 

  • Marshalls will be present on the route but irrespective of this teams must be capable of navigating across the route whatever the weather / visibility. 



  • Entry is online via the website

  • The entry fee is £20, payable in full on entry.

  • Cancellations are non-refundable.

  • The Pint race has a capacity of 50 participants. Once this is reached a waiting list system will operate to offer places on a first come first served basis to fill cancellations – please email to join the waiting list.



  • Each competitor must have on them sufficient water for the race.


  • All participants must be dressed in clothing and footwear appropriate for the terrain and the weather on the day. Trail or fell running shoes only.


  • Everything taken onto the hill must be brought down.



Before the start

  • Race numbers should be collected on the day from the Marshal Station. Participants must allow time before the start of the race for number collection.

  • A Race Briefing will occur at 9:45am to go through the regulations and any necessary additions / variations. Participants should report to the Marshal Station at 09:45am.

  • The race will start at 10:30am.


The route

  • Participants should follow the designated marked route.

  • Participants should take extra care when overtaking owing to the nature of the route.

  • Participants must cross fence lines along the route using either gates or stiles, to avoid damage to property. 

  • Any participants unable to complete the route must report to a route marshal.  


Awards and the award ceremony

  • The Winfield Trophy for Fastest Male and the Galbraith Trophy for Fastest Female will be awarded at the prize-giving (named in honour our inaugural 2023 race winners).

  • All participants will receive a bottle of Peak Ales Barrel Race beer on completion.

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