British Open Fell Runners Association

The British Open Fell Runners Association, runs fell races from the middle of May to October.  Many of them are held in the Yorkshire Dales with a few excursions into the Lake District and even one as far away as Scotland.

BOFRA is a great way for children to be introduced into fell running with individual races run under age groups:

  • Under 9 Boys and Girls (minimum age 6 years)
  • Under 12 Boys and Girls (minimum age 9 years)
  • Under 14 Boys and Girls
  • Under 17 Boys and Girls

There is a championship that runs all season for all the age groups over the the age of 9.

The under 9’s age category is “non-championship”, but medals and T-shirts are awarded to all the children who are members of BOFRA and have completed the required number of races – as with the older age group championships.

BOFRA has its own WEB site www,, which has all the details of how to join and the nominated championship races for the year.

If you have any questions about BOFRA please ask Richard at the Tuesday night coaching sessions.