The Rainow 5 is a small trail/fell race organised in late spring by a club member (Rachael Lawrance) and supported by the club (volunteers etc). The race attracts ~200 runners who tackle a hilly 5 mile route around Rainow and Kerridge Ridge. All proceeds from this race have been donated to local charities. The race was not held in 2021 due to COVID-19 and it is hoped that it will return in 2022.
The event is normally held on the 1st Wednesday in May, 7:30pm start time from Smithy Lane, Rainow (near the Robin Hood pub). Registration is in the Village Institute Hall.
In the past – entry on the day (may move to pre-entry and EOD in future years).
About 200 runners – and great post-race cakes and chat enjoyed (additional pub option too)
Low-key prizes for category winners (usually a bottle of a local beer) to maximise donations of profits to local organisations/charities such as projects on the village hall, local footpath restoration (KRIV), and Buxton Mountain Rescue.
Images from the Rainow 5 Race