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Starting from the beautiful village of Langsett, this new and exciting race will twist and wind you through some of the most scenic forest trails in the Peak District National park.

From there you will hit a single track that changes in elevation several times, from the top of this climb you will be greeted to a spectacular technical decent which will land you right into the heart of the Derwent valley.

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John L
"Only my third fell run. Well organised and friendly event.<br />Didn't feel..."
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How to enter the Dark Peaks Trail 14 & Marathon

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    Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
    £32–£35
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    14 Mile

    Run 14mi
    £22–£25
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Dark Peaks Trail 14 & Marathon routes

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With gentle rolling tracks along the Derwent water, you will eventually be hit head-on with some tough gritty climbs onto the outer edges of the Derwent valley.

This will lead you to the final climb onto the last ridge before you descend back to the finish for a well-earned cuppa!!!!

Navigation skills essential, lower parts of the course will be marked. A GPX file will be available to download and map of the route will be available on the website to print also the map will be handed out at registration.

Event Details

What’s Included
• Bespoke finishers medal

• Goody bag
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Raceday Logistics
Registration
Langsett barn from 7:30am

Race start time
Race will start at 9:30am.
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Kit List
• Full waterproof cover

• Hat

• Gloves

• Whistle

• Foil blanket

• Spare thermal top

• High energy snacks

• And enough water or energy drinks to get you round the course

• Your own personal cup

• Compass

• Fully charged mobile phone.
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FAQs

Aide Stations

There will be only one feed station on route, which will be located at mile 12.

Hopefully, this will add a bit more self-sufficiency to the race.

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Dark Peaks Trail 14 & Marathon weather forecast

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Hello, I'm David the founder of Peakrunners. Along with my wife Amanda we organise running events throughout Yorkshire, Derbyshire and beyond. I originally started out in martial arts, where I trained intensively to get myself up to a high competitive level. I competed in full contact kickboxing / mixed martial arts and Brazilian Jujitsu. After gaining my 5th degree blackbelt and successfully running my own mixed martial arts academy, I decided to make the hard choice and close my academy, and follow my dreams of becoming an endurance athlete. My journey began in 2011 when I entered my first endurance race; The Hell on the Humber, a 12hr night run up and down the Humber Bridge. I shortly followed this up with many more 12hr and 24hr events and soon turned my focus into the world of ultrarunning. I've since gone on to compete in many more ultras here in the UK as well as in Europe, including an 8th place finish in the Spine. My focus is to become the best I can be in trail running. And to be honest, my life doesn't have a finish line, as my goals in my life are set very high.

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Dark Peaks Trail 14 & Marathon reviews

5 out of 5 stars

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    John L

    Did the 14 Mile in 2019

    Only my third fell run. Well organised and friendly event.
    Didn't feel overwhelmed by it at all. David and Amanda always make you feel welcome
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