How to enter the Peak District Challenge
- Run 75km
- Run 100km
- Run 10km
- Run 25km
- Run 50km
Peak District Challenge routes
Gold Ultra Route
The Gold Ultra route is the ultimate Peak District Challenge, and should be attempted by teams of fit and experienced hillwalkers/fell runners who want to see the best that the Peak District has to offer. You'll visit high points and viewpoints on your way between checkpoints, and there is a lot of climbing involved. You'll leave Hathersage at 9pm on the night of Friday 20 September 2019. Night navigation experience is essential.
Not to be underestimated, this route follows the easiest and flattest routes between 8 refreshment checkpoints, but still covers a huge mileage. During the initial overnight leg, you can chose to join a led group walking with a guide or navigate yourself. During the daytime, you’ll navigate yourself.
Bronze ChallengeA 50km circular route taking in the valleys of the dark peak, and the scenic trails of the southern peak district.
An achievable challenge, following a circular route from Hathersage to Baslow along riverside paths and back along a hilly route via Curbar and Frogatt edges.
Back Before Dark
You’ll start your Back Before Dark challenge with one inescapable and non-negotiable deadline. You must cover 10km, and try to be Back Before Dark. Sunset on 21 September 2019 is at 7.07pm. Runners have just one hour to ensure they’re Back Before Dark.
Designed for runners who’ve trained for a 10km run
THE COURSE SPECIFICS
Distance - 100km
Time - 24hrs at a walk/run pace of 4kph
Ascent - 3300m
Distance - 75km
Time - 24hrs
Ascent - 2235m
Distance - 50km
Time - 12hrs
Ascent - 1200m / Highest point reaches 464m
Copper ChallengeDistance - 25km
Time - 9 hours
Ascent - 700m with some of the best views in the Peak!
Back Before Dark
Distance - 10k
Time - 1 or 3hrs
Ascent - 270m
Gold Challenge - 14:14 (Jasmin Paris) 2015
Silver Challenge - 12:18 (Dan Rogers) 2018
Bronze Challenge - 06:57 (Darren Agnew) 2017
Cooper Challenge - 02:48 (Janine Roberts) 2016
BBD Challenge - 0:58 (Luis Caraballo) 2018
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