2019 sees the Salomon Trail Running Festival expanding to add a brand new location. This year, we will hold an additional event in Edale; in the heart of the Peak District National Park and with direct access to the Pennines way, Edale is an excellent starting place for some of the Peak Districts best trails.
Ultramarathons in Manchester
The Round Res, is an event based on a 5k route around Scammondon Water, the challenge starts and finishers above Scammonden Water (NW of Huddersfield) you & your team, run around the reservoir.
The WTM really brings something new and fresh to trail running. The route showcases some of the areas hidden treasures, and will take you to locations new. Routes all fully marked for an easy days trail running without the need for to much thought!
Run, Walk or Crawl your way through fantastic countryside, a well marked course with fully stocked aid stations every 10 miles, unmanned water stations every 5 miles. Hosted by Team OA in the fabulous Colne Valley in Gods own county... Yorkshire; the heart of Great Britain! The 30 is just a few short miles up from a marathon, perfect step to ultra distance, while our top distance 150 miles!
Are you ready to take on the Peak District Challenge?; Choose from one of our amazing running challenges - Back Before Dark (10km), Copper (25km), Bronze (50km), Silver (75km) or Gold Ultra (100km) and test your endurance skills in the stunning Peak District National Park; It's a chance to trek or run through some breathtaking scenery, put yourself to the test and to raise money for good causes. You can choose to raise money for a charity of your choice or to not raise money but to give a small donation to the chosen charity of the event S.A.L.V.E. International. S.A.L.V.E. International is working to reduce the number of children living on the street of Uganda through education and care.
With great success from lasts year inaugural Dark Peaks 30 Ultra Trail, and some fantastic feedback from competitors.
Being described by the elite field of runners as one of the best but hardest 30 mile ultras they have ever raced and truly a classic in the making. We where excited to bring this event back!!!
Hell of a Hill Marathon is arguably the toughest 26.2 miles in the UK, and the toughest 5 consecutive marathons in 5 days in the World - only the toughest dare to challenge the Hill for 5 consecutive days! The mighty Rivington Pike stands 1,191ft tall on the West Pennine Moors, and runners have to pass over the summit a massive 40 times to complete the challenge of a lifetime. A total of 30,000ft of elevation gain (Mount Everest!) and 131 miles of tough stone and mud trail running in the cold Winter months!.
Using a little bit of military know how we have come up with possibly the most challenging race in the UK! You will be placed on our bus, blindfolded** and then driven to your drop location (The distances are as the crow flies) from the event centre. Here you will be released at 2 minute intervals, all you have to do is make your way back to the event centre.
Be warned now, the distances are as the crow flies.
Famed for its iconic landmarks, immense scenery and runnable hills, the trails and fells of the Calderdale Way is a favourite among runners and walkers from the North of England. It offers stunning views and takes on the best parts of the Pennine Way.
You may have experienced parts of the course in The Calderdale Way Relays, or perhaps it's part of your favourite training runs - up to Stoodley Pike for example. Be one of the few runners to complete the full Calderdale Way route in one go in our 50.5 mile Ultra-marathon.
Competing as either solo, pairs, or teams of 4 (new feature !!) pairs or teams of 4 can be made up of any gender combination and multiple clubs. the race is great for charity challenges or to complete something out of the ordinary with club/team mates.
The 50.5 mile option also carries 4 points towards the Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc.
The 28.5 mile option is a great introduction for runners looking to make the step-up into running and competing in Ultra-marathons. For those familiar with the Calderdale Way Relay, its basically legs 6,1 & 2 combined. Why not use your knowledge of the legs to compete in an Ultra Marathon?
The 28.5 mile option also carries 2 points towards the Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc.
Starting in the small village of Hope in the Heart of the Peak District national Park, our Peak X-series event is back for a third time with a brand new Ultra distance route.
The Peak District event may have the least vertical ascent of our X-series races and may weave through a National Park which is known for small quaint towns, local scarecrow competitions, and rolling landscapes frequently used in film adaptations of Jane Austen novels, but dont be fooled these four routes will require all your trail running strength.
Our Peak District event starts off steep by taking you up the famous Win Hill, where all runners will then take in the famous Lady Bower Reservoir. The routes dont get easier as the local tors just keep coming until the last few kilometres where all runners summit Lose Hill before descending back into the village of Hope.
The Ultra Distance has been added to the Peaks event for 2019, this takes you out to a new area of the peak district, winding down through valleys, crossing stunning streams and climbing up to Alport Castle, before heading across some open moorland where the Famous grouse roam. You will then re-join the marathon route and continue on towards black ashop moor.
Whether youre coming from South Wales, South England or the City of London, the village of Hope in the Peak district is centrally located and easily accessible for trails of all abilities to set themselves an serious challenge. With a train station located in the village of Hope itself those in London can leave from St. Pancras and be at our venue in less than 3 hours, ready for a trail run event that they wont forget.
Take on TrekFest choose your distance, choose your charity!
Whether you run, crawl, trek or jog either 25km or 50km, youll be challenging yourself in one of the UKs most rugged national parks, the Peak District. Take in the UKs most incredible scenery as you make the miles count for your chosen charity.
Racing across mountains, hills, fells and trails in Ultra-marathon distances is great for the soul, much like in our Calderdale Way Ultra. However, the opportunity to record fast, flat miles over Ultra distances is not often achievable. For this reason, we created The Canalathon.
This event comprises of 3 races-
1. 50km: A 31-mile Ultra-marathon across the famous Route 66 Rochdale Canal,
2. 75km: A 46-mile Ultra-marathon that is an out and back route from Sowerby to Oldham and back to Sowerby.
3. 100km: A 62-mile Ultra-marathon beginning in Sowerby Bridge, follows the route all the way until Manchester, turns and follows the same route back, ending where you started in Sowerby Bridge.