The Limestone Way Ultra Trail Run
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The iconic Limestone Way runs through the heart of the limestone dales of the Peak District. Route options: Ultra 69km or Half 27.5km.
Half, and Ultra
Sun 3rd Oct 2021
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
Where and when
8 Dig St, Ashbourne DE6 1RT, UK
Limestone Way Ultra – starting from Ashbourne “the gateway to the Peak District” the 69 km / 42.9 mile ultra route heads north following the Limestone Way all the way to the finish line in Hope in the Dark Peak. This is a challenging yet rewarding run, whilst certainly not mountainous the continual undulations of the route means you will ascend an impressive 1590 m / 5217 ft of vertical elevation during your journey north. Previous experience is essential for anyone tackling the ultra distance – when you enter you need to provide details of similar distance events that you have undertaken in the past 2 years. Limestone Way Half – the most popular route option which tackles the northern 27.5 km/ 17 mile section of the ultra route starting in Monyash and finishing in Hope. Like the ultra it is a point point trail run so provides that real sense of embarking on a journey but the distance is a far more attainable goal for the majority of trail runners. The Limestone Way is a permanently way marked walking trail that uses a combination of footpaths, bridleways and some interlinking country lanes to pass through the dramatic dales and beautiful Peakland villages of the White Peak. It is named after the white carboniferous limestone which is prevalent in the landscape in the southern part of the Peak Park and what gives name to the White Peak. The whole route is signed with a combination of permanent Limestone Way signs and fingerposts plus we add our Dark & White arrows wherever the route is not obvious. There will be three (one on the half) marshalled checkpoints/feed stations en-route which will provide drinks and nutritional snacks; all checkpoints will have a cut off times after which runners will not be allowed to continue and when convenient you will be transported to the finish.
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8 Dig St, Ashbourne DE6 1RT, UKGet full directions
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