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British Open Fell Runners Association

Frequently asked questions

Q - Do I have to be a member to enter BOFRA races?

No. You do not have to be a member to enter any of the races in the BOFRA calendar, including championship races. However to be eligible to claim championship points you must be a member.

Q - If I join later in the season, can I claim championship points for previous races?

Championship positions are calculated after each race. Therefore it is not possible to backdate membership applications to take into account previous races.
Membership becomes active 24 hours after receipt of your application form.

Q - Who organises BOFRA races?

The BOFRA calendar includes championship and non-championship races. BOFRA committee members officiate at all championship races and assist at others. Championship races include BOFRA organised races (eg Burnsall) as well as others taking place at shows (eg Alva and Ambleside). Non-championship races are included in the calendar to provide members with details of other traditional fell races in the country.

Q - I am a BOFRA member. Do I have to pay for races?

Race entry fees apply to every runner. Children £1, Adults £3.

Q - I am a BOFRA member. Do I have to register for races?

Everyone must register on the day, to ensure that every runner is safe and accounted for.

Q - Do I use my BOFRA number for all of the races?

Members should use their BOFRA race number at every Championship Race. BOFRA race numbers cannot be used at any other race unless stated clearly on the race page

Q - What do I do if I lose/damage my BOFRA number?

Members are provided with a single race number which should be durable enough to last the 15 championship races in the season. There is no provision for replacing lost or damaged numbers, so care should be taken. Where members forget their official number, they can still run providing that they display their allocated number clearly. Members should not run in a non-members number as they may not be allocated championship points. If there are any further queries, please contact the membership secretary.

Q - The under 9's category is really competitive. Why is it a non-championship category?

Under 9's races are included at many events to provide an introduction to fell racing for the younger children and make the event more inclusive. Whilst an increasing number of children at the top end of the age category compete fiercely, this is not the case for all runners and the emphasis in this age group is on fun.

Q - There is no under 9 race at a BOFRA championship event, can my child run in the under 12's?

Where there is no under 9's race, then parents may enter their child in the under 12's race. However there is a significant difference between the ability needed to compete in these two age categories. Parents should therefore only enter their child in the older age category if they are entirely satisfied that their child can negotiate the course without causing danger to themselves or other runners.

Q - Is there a minimum age to compete?

The minimum age has been set at 6 years of age on the day of the race. This is for the safety of all competitors and efficient running of the whole race programme

Q - Are there any special kit requirements?

Every competitor must wear shoes and equipment which are appropriate for the race in which they are competing. In some cases it will be necessary for runners to carry full body cover depending upon the weather conditions. All competitors must follow the race orgainsers direction.

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