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The third running of this longer trail running event on the footpaths, tracks and trails within the ‘grittier/higher level’ surroundings of the Northern/Dark Peak District starting and finishing from Hayfield and including The Sett Valley Trail, The Pennine Bridleway, Lantern Pike and Chinley Churn.

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1 Review
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Martin F
"Very well organised race. Great scenery with challenging climbs. Would..."
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How to enter the Dark Peak Trail Run

  1. 12K

    Run 12km
    Event passed
  2. 25.1K

    Run 25.1km
    Event passed

Dark Peak Trail Run routes

This is a hilly, moorland trail run in amongst stunning Northern Peak District scenery. Choice of 25.1 km/15.6 miles (690 m/2263 ft of ascent) or 12 km/7.5 miles (280 m/ 919 ft of ascent). Both routes will be fully signed/arrowed plus a bagged, colour route map will be provided; there will be a marshalled feed station on the long route.

Event Details

What’s Included
Trail running related prizes on the day for all ladies and gents age category winners and runners up on each course. (NB: classes will be merged if entries are low in any of the age categories.)

Raceday Logistics
Long Registration
Open from 7.30 – 9.20 am

Short Registration
Open from 9.00 – 9.35 am

Long – 8:30am – 9:30am
Staggered group start windows every 10 minutes

Short – 9:40am – 10:00am
Staggered group start windows every 10 minutes

All courses will close at 2.00pm.

Dark Peak Trail Run weather forecast

Light rain in the afternoon and evening.

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Dark Peak Trail Run reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

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  • Did the 25.1K in 2019

    Very well organised race. Great scenery with challenging climbs. Would definitely recommend this race.
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