The Maverick Peaks Merlin Ultra 2024

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The Maverick Peaks Merlin Ultra 2024
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Challenge yourself in Central England's notorious Peak District. Popular amongst all trail runners, these testing routes climb some of the areas highest points and take you onto the famous Pennine footpath. After the race, enjoy a DAYS alcohol-free beer and the stunning setting around you.
Ultra - 52k, Long - 41k, Middle - 27k, and 1 more
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Sat, 1 Jun 2024
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Bakewell, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Bakewell Showground, Bakewell DE45 1AH, UK
Start times
Saturday, 1 Jun 2024
Ultra - 52k: 8:00 amLong - 41k: 8:30 amMiddle - 27k: 9:00 amShort - 10k: 9:30 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for The Maverick Peaks Merlin Ultra 2024
Short - 10k
Middle - 27k
Long - 41k
Ultra - 52k
Route information
Ultra Distance: 52k Terrain: Trail Elevation Gain: 1346m
Long Distance: 40k Terrain: Trail Elevation Gain: 1044m
Middle Distance: 26k Terrain: Trail Elevation Gain: 646m
Short Distance: 10k Terrain: Trail Elevation Gain: 282m
The Peak District X-Ultra is one of Maverick Race's most hotly anticipated events of the year. Trail runners come from all corners of the UK to enjoy the challenge that Maverick and the Peak District present.
The race kicks off from the Bakewell Showground before heading out into the National Park. Climbing over moors and descending down toward river valleys, this course takes in abandoned rail-lines, the Pennine footpath, as well as tackling some of the areas towering peaks.
If you would like to get a real taste of trail running and the great British outdoors all in one then this is a fantastic race to get involved with.
What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Clearly marked courses
  • Timed event
  • Official Photography
  • Food & Drink Available
  • Bag Drop Area
  • Hydration and nutrition posts by Precision Fuel & Hydration
  • GPX of the route
How to get there
Bakewell Showground, Bakewell DE45 1AH, UK
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There is plenty of free parking at the event venue.
By Train
The closest railway stations are Matlock, Buxton, or Chesterfield - all of which are about a 20 minute drive to the venue. East Midland Railway run trains from London St Pancras to Matlock, taking approx 2hr 30mins.
Event day logistics
07:00 Gates and Registration open
08:00 Ultra Start
08:30 Long start
09:00 Middle start
09:30 Short start
Age Requirements
Please note that all under 16's must be accompanied by a participating adult.
Cut-off Times
There are cut-off times in place for the Ultra route , with the overall cut-off time of 9 hours. The times you must reach checkpoints by are below:
  • Start: Bakewell (0k), 08:00
  • Outpost 1: Chatsworth (10k), 09:45
  • Outpost 2: Grindleford Train Station (19k), 11:20
  • Outpost 3: Upper Burbage Bridge Car Park (25k), 12:20
  • Outpost 4: Grindleford (36k), 14:15
  • Outpost 5: Calver (43km), 15:25
  • Finish: Bakewell (52k), 17:00
Dog Entry
Dog entries have now sold out. You will only be able to take part with your dog if you have pre-booked a space for them.
Water & Nutrition stations
There will be approximately 5 hydration and nutrition outposts on the Ultra route, provided by Precision Hydration. Please note; there are no aid stations on the short route.
This will be a plastic-free event, so please be sure to bring your own reusable bottle or cup.
Plastic-Free Event
Maverick Race is making every effort to make this season 100% plastic-free. For this reason, there will be no plastic cups at this event, so runners should bring a reusable cup or bottle with them to refill at the stations located on route.
Spectator Info
This is an extremely challenging event for all those participating and will require extensive mental fortitude. As such, spectators are firmly encouraged to come along and support athletes both before and after the race.
Where can I access my results after The Maverick Adidas Terrex X-Series Peak District?
Race results are live and will show on the Maverick Race website within a few minutes of you finishing your run. Results can be found at:
Why do I need a re-usable cup or bottle for The Maverick Adidas Terrex X-Series Peak District?
Maverick have pledged themselves to protecting the great British outdoors. By doing so, they're on a quest to make the up and coming season 100% plastic free.
Is all of the kit mandatory for The Maverick Adidas Terrex X-Series Peak District?
A number of equipment is only mandatory for the Ultra and Long routes. However, irrelevant of which race you are competing in, it is strongly advised that you have this kit.
I can no longer make the Maverick Adidas Terrex X-Series Peak District event, can I transfer my place to another event?
If for any reason you wish to transfer out from an event Maverick are happy to do this, but once only. However, they cannot action any transfers for an event that has sold out. The last day to transfer out of an event is the Monday before event day (5 days before the event), please email Maverick Race on with the name of the event you would like to move to. Maverick are not able to move you out of an event if you contact them after this day. You may transfer to any event listed on our website or even change to a higher value event and pay the difference.
Is my race number for the Maverick Adidas Terrex X-Series Peak District event posted to me?
No, nothing will be posted to you prior to the event. Your race number will be waiting for you to collect from the Registration area on the morning of the event.
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