The Barnsley Boundary Relay Race is a multi-terrain race following the boundary of Barnsley MBC, using the route of the Barnsley Boundary Walk. It is a race for teams of 10, each running legs on roads, tracks and footpaths of between 4 and 11½ miles: 73 miles in total.
The 2020 race was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2021 race will take place on Saturday 19 June, assuming that COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time permit it.
Change to legs 1 and 2, and updated route files
Because of access issues in Bretton Park and safety concerns around M1 junction 38, there are significant changes to the end of leg 1 and the start of leg 2 for 2021. These are detailed in this document.
GPX files have been updated and new maps added for all 10 legs below. If you had previously downloaded files from here you are advised to replace them with the current ones: all 10 have been checked on the ground in April 2021.
The race is run under a England Athletics licence and minimum ages apply based on the distance of each leg: the minimum age for legs 1, 5, 8 and 10 is 17 and the minimum age for all other legs is 18.
Contact for Race Information
Previous Race Results
The first leg starts at 8am. The second leg starts when the first runner reaches the end of leg 1. All leg 2 runners set off together, and so on through the race. Times for each leg are aggregated at the end of the race and the fastest teams in each category (Men, M40+, M50+, M60+, Ladies, L40+ and Mixed) announced at the prize ceremony, which is held in the evening after the race.
Ordnance survey map, aerial photography and GPX files for the whole route are available here. Note that the race route does not always follow the same route as marked on the Ordnance Survey maps or the Walking Guides.
The links below give maps and GPX files for each leg. The GPX files can be downloaded and imported into GPS software, or uploaded to a phone or watch.
8 April 2021: Change to legs 1 and 2, and updated route files
Because of access issues in Bretton Park and safety concerns around M1 junction 28, there are significant changes to the end of leg 1 and the start of leg 2 for 2021. These are detailed in this document.
GPX files have been updated and new maps added for all 10 legs. If you had previously downloaded files from here you are advised to replace them with the current ones: all 10 have been checked on the ground in April 2021.
|Leg||Start time (approx)||Distance/climb|
|1: Cannon Hall to Bretton Park||08:00||5.1M/528′|
|Start: S75 4AR / SE 27283 07944||Map||GPX|
|2: Bretton Park to Brierley||08:30||10.4M/768′|
|Start: S75 4BZ / SE 29960 12013||Map||GPX|
|3: Brierley to Thurnscoe||09:40||6.6M/459′|
|Start: S72 9JX / SE 40468 11116||Map||GPX|
|4: Thurnscoe to Brampton||10:20||6.4M/196′|
|Start: S63 0BH / SE 46513 05383||Map||GPX|
|5: Brampton to Tankersley||11:00||5.1M/486′|
|Start: S73 0SS / SE 41050 02197||Map||GPX|
|6: Tankersley to Wortley Station||11:30||11.4M/1620′|
|Start: S74 0DU / SK 34896 99492||Map||GPX|
|7: Wortley Station to Langsett Barn||12:45||6.5M/1074′|
|Start: S35 7DL / SK 29861 99246||Map||GPX|
|8: Langsett Barn to Winscar Reservoir||13:40||5.7M/814′|
|Start: S36 4GY / SE 21082 00444||Map||GPX|
|9: Winscar Reservoir to Upper Denby||14:20||10.5M/1188′|
|Start: S36 4TF / SE 15296 02048||Map||GPX|
|10: Upper Denby to Cannon Hall||15:30||4.0M/210′|
|Start: HD8 8UE / SE 22927 07366||Map||GPX|
If anyone finds any errors in the GPX files, please contact Paul Fryers (email@example.com).