The famous cross country race in thorpe, dovedale since 1953
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THE mini DASH IS A children's race of 1 1/4 mile around the foot of thorpe cloud.
the race is for under 12's (11 AND UNDER). the main race is not suitable for under 12's and children under 12 are therefore encouraged to take part in the mini dash.
the start of the race is at the far end of thorpe pastures, through the gate at the bottom of thorpe cloud.
after the start the race goes clockwise round thorpe cloud, down to the river dove. alongside the river dove to the stepping stones (not over them and not through the river).
then the difficult part, uphill through lin dale to finish under loud applause and cheering from all the runners and spectators through the main finish