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How to enter the Peak District Challenge
- Run 75km
- Run 100km
- Run 10km
- Run 25km
- Run 50km
- Run 10km
Peak District Challenge routes
The Routes: This event involves a series of increasingly difficult challenges, so make sure you sign up for the one that suits your skill set. From the most brutal 'Gold Ultra' route that involves 100KMs in 24 hours and 3,200 meters of elevation gain to a more subdued 10K evening run - this event has something for everybody. All of the routes have incredible viewpoints and give participants a chance to take in the very best of the Peak District.
Gold Ultra Route: Starts at 9PM on Friday 18th, and all contestants must finish by 9PM on Saturday evening. This route involves 100KMs of off-road trails and a few serious ascents that total 3,200M. In order to finish this within the 24 hour time limit you'll have to average 4kph.
Silver route: Starts at 9PM on Friday 18th, and contestants have 24 hours to complete the 75KM route. The trail covers 3,200 meters of elevation gain and some of the most stunning scenery in the Peak District.
Bronze Challenge: This is the perfect entry point for an experienced runner looking to take their running to the next level but has little ultra experience yet. This 50K route starts at 7:30AM on Saturday 19th and gives runners 12 hours to cover the distance.
Copper Challenge: 25KMs in 9 hours, offers participants a more achievable challenge and follows a route from Hathersgate along riverside footpaths all the way Baslow and back. This route only involves approximately 700 meters in elevation gain, a much more manageable climb.
Back Before Dark: A beautiful evening 10K run on Saturday 19th, where runners are racing against the sun to get to the finish line. Runners start at precisely 6:11PM giving them exactly 1 hour until the sun sets at 7:11PM. Note: Walkers may choose to take part in this but in order to finish on time they will be starting at 4:11PM.
Please Note: Participants in the longer events are encouraged to enter in teams of 3 - 5, and if they are entering with fewer than 3 people they will need to prove their navigational skills prior to the event by registering for a course or by describing their prior experience.
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Peak District Challenge weather forecast
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