|Date||Friday 17th September, 2021|
|Distance||100K + other events: 10K, 25K, 50K, 75K|
|Location||Hathersage Memorial Hall|
Featuring 3300m of ascent, the 100km Gold Ultra route is the ultimate Peak District Challenge, and should be attempted by teams of fit and experienced trekkers or 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 Friday. Night navigation experience is essential.
Take on 75km (47 miles) with a 24 hour target and 2,235m of ascent, the Silver Challenge is not to be underestimated. This route follows the easiest and flattest routes between approximately 8 refreshment checkpoints, but still covers a huge mileage. During the initial overnight leg, you can chose to join a led group walking with a guide, or navigate yourself. During the daytime, you’ll navigate yourself.
The 50km Bronze route does the third smallest circle, (a mere 50km!) passing through seven checkpoints starting with the bronze line heading west from Hathersage. The target finishing time is 12 hours, starting at 8am on Saturday morning.
The 25km Copper route follows a circuit of 25km, passing through six checkpoints. Start heading south from Hathersage on the Blue route to Baslow, then follow the red route home. The challenge starts at 9.30 on Saturday morning.
The 10km Back Before Dark challenge is the only clockwise loop through one water station to pretty Shatton and back. Starting one hour before dusk, with one inescapable deadline.
Image courtesy: Peak District Challenge