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A 31mile (50km) run over the fells of the Peak District with a total ascent of 6791ft.

Event Date


Event Duration

33 miles/50km


The start/finish is from Bradwell Sports Pavilion, Bradwell, Hope Valley – click here for a map (click for map)

Event Type

Fell Running / Challenge Walk


The Event Centre/Location/Event Area

The start/finish is from Bradwell Sports Pavilion, Bradwell,  North Derbyshire. Grid Ref: 175818. The pavilion is approx 0.5km to the north of the village on the B6049 and is opposite the Samuel Fox pub.  Look out for the Dark & White roadside event signs – there is some hard standing car parking for early arrivals but the majority of parking is on the adjacent field  (or there is some on-street parking in the village). Follow the signs to registration at the pavilion itself; there is a changing area plus toilets.  For Friday or Saturday evening accommodation contact Castleton TIO: 01433 620679. The event uses Dark Peak OL1 1:25000 sheet and White Peak OL24 1:25000 sheet. Map extracts (approx size A3) of the area can be supplied at the start provided they are pre-ordered – see entry form for more details.

The Challenge

The route is 33 miles long with approx 6300′ of ascent. Checkpoint sites will be identified by red/white orienteering “kites” on an obvious feature to which a  SPORTident timing box will be attached. Punch in the SPORTident box at the Start, Finish, all checkpoints visited and THE DOWNLOAD BOX at the end. You must use a  SPORTident dibber to take part in this event. You may use your own dibber if you have one (please fill in its number on the entry form), alternatively we will  automatically rent dibbers to those who do not have one. At registration you will also be provided with a full route description and there will be maps on display  with the route marked. Failure to follow the prescribed route will result in disqualification. For safety and event monitoring purposes, some of the checkpoints  will be manned.

The Start/Finish

Registration opens at 7.15am and closes at 8.30am. Massed start at 9.00am. The finish closes at 7.00pm prompt. There will also be a mid point cut off at 2.00pm.  PLEASE DO NOT START without (a) registering and (b) passing the start official and dibbing in the start timing box. Checkpoint closing times will be detailed on the  route description sheets.

******The Golden Rule – if you are unable to complete the event you MUST either (a) telephone the organisers or (b) report to the finish  with your dibber to save a mountain rescue search party being sent out. A central telephone number will be detailed on your route description******

Results & Awards

Event results will be up on shortly after the event. An awards presentation will take place on the day at approx 16.00hrs.  here will be prizes for the first 3 overall fastest males and females; there will also be some spot/random prizes.


As some of this event traverses high/exposed moorland terrain you MUST wear/carry the following items:

  • Fell running shoes that in the organisers opinion are fully suitable for the type of rough terrain that will be encountered
  • A waterproof cagoule/jacket (ideally with taped seams)
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Compass (preferably a Silva type)
  • Whistle
  • Map
  • A set of walk directions
  • A Sportident dibber
  • A sufficient supply of liquid and food to see you through the event.

In the event of an inclement event weather forecast we will insist that all competitors carry/wear full windproof/waterproof body cover.

PLEASE DO NOT SKIMP ON EQUIPMENT – IT IS NOT WORTH IT!!. Marshals will disqualify anyone who in their opinion does not meet the above equipment criteria.  NOTE – this applies to ALL competitors!


Free tea, coffee, orange juice and biscuits will be available at some of the checkpoints as well as at the finish. There are plenty of pubs/cafes in nearby  Bradwell, Hope & Castleton for additional post event re-fuelling!

Email with any queries

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