Event date: 17-18 September 2021

The Peak District Challenge is a picturesque trekking challenge that offers five levels of difficulty: 

10km (Back before Dark fell race)
25km (Copper)
50km (Bronze)
75km (Silver)
100km (Gold Ultra).

Each distance has a target time to try to beat, from 1 hour to complete our 10km Back Before Dark fell race, up to 24 hours to walk or run the huge 100km Gold Ultra Peak District Challenge.

Motivation and encouragement are provided at Checkpoints with water top ups and refreshments. Checkpoints are spread out every 10km around the course on average. A stew supper on Saturday evening is all included in the price of your entry.

Our professional, qualified safety teams monitor teams' safety throughout. On 25km+ distances, each team’s GPS tracker allows HQ to see each team’s exact location at any time, at any point around your challenge route, not just at checkpoints.

Teams can self-navigate using our printed route-guides and GPX files, or join a led walking group accompanied by a fully qualified mountain leader.
 

Upcoming Races

Sep 18 2021
50 KM
Single Loop Course
3 Elevation Rating
Hilly, ~2500-7500 feet in 50 miles
3 Surface Rating
Some rocks, root, and/or ruts
Sep 17 2021
75 KM
Single Loop Course
3 Elevation Rating
Hilly, ~2500-7500 feet in 50 miles
3 Surface Rating
Some rocks, root, and/or ruts
Sep 17 2021
100 KM
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 17 September 2021. Night navigation experience is essential. Your Challenge begins with a walk up on to the Dark Peak moors. You will cross Stanage Edge, site of Robin Hood’s cave, and climb up on to the Derwent Moors. Next it's a descent to Ladybower Valley and an easy flat section around Ladybower reservoirs where the Dambusters trained for their bombing missions in WWII. As dawn breaks, you will climb to the geological oddity of Alport Castle, before descending to a section of well-made tracks round to popular Edale. The next climb is the infamous Jacobs Ladder and stunning views over Hayfield. Turning back south, Rushop Edge and the flank of Mam Tor rise gently to Hollins cross and the descent in to Castleton. You are given a short break in navigational difficulty as tracks and lanes lead to Peak Forest in the White Peak and the valley nature reserve at Hay Dale. Your map will come out again as a mixture of paths and tracks lead between a string of pretty villages in the undulating limestone landscape, finally leading to Calver on the river Derwent. The final section of the challenge takes you past popular climbing venues on the eastern gritstone edges above Curbar, Froggatt and Burbage. Your challenge draws to a close with dusky views over the river Derwent and a final climb over Owler Tor before the final grassy slope down home to Hathersage.
Single Loop Course
8 Aid Stations
24 :00 Cutoff
3 Elevation Rating
Hilly, ~2500-7500 feet in 50 miles
3 Surface Rating
Some rocks, root, and/or ruts

Results

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Ultra-Trail Harricana™ of Canada (UTHC)

  • Sep 11, 2021
  • La Malbaie, QC
42 KM 42 KM 65 KM 50 Miles 125 KM