The 34th Box Hill Fell Race

South London Orienteers

The 34th Box Hill Race

Saturday 17th January 2015 at 11.00am

12km with 520m of ascent under F.R.A. rules
Records: 46:55 (James McMullan 2011); 55:11 (Sarah Rowell 1989)

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Getting there: transport and directions

Car parking, registration and changing facilities have again been kindly provided by the Friends Provident Life Office Sports and Social Club. There will be signposts off the A24 one kilometre south of the Burford Bridge roundabout (OS Grid Ref TQ172507). This will entail a walk of about 1.7 km to get to the start/finish area. Public transport to BR station Dorking Deepdene (Guildford to Redhill Line) or Dorking (Epsom to Horsham Line) are a short walk from registration. Local bus services generally stop in Dorking Town Centre, about 1km from registration.

LocationBox Hill
AddressFriends Provident Life Office Sports and Social Club, Dorking
Latitude/longitude51.2432, -0.3217
OS grid referenceTQ172506
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap


The Club’s bar will be open after the race until 2:00pm and will be selling sandwiches as well as drinks. The prize giving will be there around 1:30pm.


There will be prizes for the leading runners in the usual categories (note that lady veterans have to be over 40) including a team competition with 4 to count.

Conditions of entry

The National Trust are the land-owners for the vast majority of the course and they have requested three conditions be met in order to avoid erosion of the chalk downland:

  1. **THERE IS A NEW START/FINISH AREA IN THE VICINITY OF THE VIEWPOINT AT THE TOP. This is due to the National Trust’s demand not to use the Burford Spur. The precise position is still being discussed.
  2. THERE IS A LIMIT OF 250 RUNNERS. We will accept more entries than this expecting some no-shows. Entries for the 2014 race sold out in 9 days.
  3. RUNNERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO WEAR SPIKES. They cause considerable erosion on steep downhill grass. Your co-operation is requested as significant damage could jeopardise future races.

Race numbers will not be posted in advance. Numbers can only be collected from registration on the day. Please note that under a strict application of FRA rules people under 18 are not allowed to run.


Entries can be made online (preferred) from 1 November at Fabian4 or by post using this form, with a cheque for £5 made payable to “South London Orienteers” posted sent to Box Hill Fell Race, 23 Cumberland Drive, Esher, Surrey KT10 0BG.

Entries are now closed. There is no wait list as we have already factored in an expected level of no-shows. Cancellations with a refund are available up to a month beforehand via Fabian4.


The organiser is Andy Robinson, he can be contacted by email at .