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Immerse yourself in the panoramic peak district in this spectacular guided run. It might be the darkest month of the year, but that doesn't mean that you can't get outside and enjoy some of the finest landscape settings in the UK. Enjoy being expertly guided through this truly memorable route.
Participants
Guided Run/Walk
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Calendar
Sun, 4 Dec 2022
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LocationPin
Hope, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Hope Car Park - HPBC, Hope, Hope Valley S33 6RS, UK
Start times
Sun, 4 Dec 2022
Guided Run/Walk:
8:03am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Heart of Darkness
Guided Run/Walk
Distance
21mi
£35.00
Route information
Terrain: Gravel, Natural
Participants will run / walk 21 miles over the vast imposing landscape of the Peak District. The ambient lighting of the low sun on this unique day of the year will provide stunning cinematic views that will have you taking countless mental snapshots.
You will weave the natural terrain on rough paths through the valleys and bends of Edale. You'll chase the skyline across this undulating route, appreciating the cool warmth of the Winter sun on the shortest day of the year.
What's included
  • Running / walking guides
  • Certificate for completion
  • Hot drinks and cake at the end
Train
How to get there
Hope Car Park - HPBC, Hope, Hope Valley S33 6RS, UK
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By Train
Hope train station is located 15 minutes walk away to the start location, Hope Car Park, making this event easily accessible. This train station has direct train links from mainland cities, Manchester and Sheffield.
Parking
The start location is at Hope Car Park, Hope. Parking is payable by cash only.
Event day logistics
08:03 21 mile Guided run/walk starts (sunrise)
15:53 21 mile Guided run/walk ends (sunset)
This challenge allows 7 hours and 50 minutes of daylight to complete the Edale Skyline.
You will have the option to run or walk the event, with a group split letting some runners take a faster journey while others will seek to get around the course within 8 hours.
Further information will be updated on this page closer to the day of the event. The route may be amended by the organiser if the weather/ice renders sections of it unsafe.
This guided run is aimed to help people feel comfortable and confident to travel independently through the countryside, in any weather, at any time. There is so much that can be learned from the guides, and from taking part in an event like this.
First Light Active
Anyone who has experienced the edgy exhilaration of moving through new terrain at night will be familiar with the comfort offered by the arrival of first light – that magical moment when the Eastern horizon starts to illuminate with the promise of a new day. It is with this in mind that First Light Active brings you training, experiences and events.
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Backpack
Kit List
Mandatory Kit
  • Waterproof jacket with hood and waterproof over trousers (note, SuperDry is a brand name, not a guarantee of staying dry! Make sure your coat is waterproof)
  • Sweat wicking base layer
  • Trail shoes or comfy walking boots. Good grip to cope with wet sloping ground, mud and rocks is essential
  • A well-fitting backpack that can carry the following;
  • Long sleeve warm layers such as fleece or Primaloft
  • Hat & gloves
  • Minimum of 1-litre drinking capacity (flask/bottle)
  • Snacks for on the trail (sandwiches, flapjack, dry fruit, nuts, jelly babies, crisps etc)
  • Mobile phone (fully charged)
  • Head torch & spare batteries
  • Small first aid kit inc blister plasters.
  • Whistle
FAQs
What is the pace of the Heart of Darkness?
The organiser can form different pace groups on the day so that faster people can be finished up to an hour ahead of the “sunsetters”. To finish in 7 hours 50 is brisk walking pace with a photo stops. It will be weather dependent on the day and safety concerns will always dictate pace but assume brisk walking on the steep uphills, jogging or running on the flats and picking your way carefully down the descents. It is a doable challenge.
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How long does the Hear of Darkness race last?
The guided run runs from sunrise to sunset, which is estimated to be 7 hours and 50 minutes.
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What is included in the Heart of Darkness event?
Guidance and advice on running, certificate for completion and hot drinks and cake at the end.
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What kit do I need for the Heart of Darkness event?
There's a mandatory list including a waterproof jacket and backpack to store your items, please view the list above for more information.
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