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          5pm, Saturday 30th October 2021          

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The Fractured Marathon is an exciting event for teams or solo runners of all abilities. The innovative format was a smash hit with participants at the inaugural event in 2019. It created a great atmosphere and was as much a Friday night running party as a race!

Based in the grounds of the spectacular Calke Abbey, the event will run for 5 hours from 5pm until 10pm; going from sunlight to starlight.

There will be 10 timed laps around a scenic 2.6-mile course, which will start every half hour on the half hour.

Teams, or solo runners, can take part in as many or as few of the 10 laps as they like. For runners, solo and team, to be eligible to run the next lap they must be back before it starts. Otherwise they will have to wait for the next start time to re-join the game. So, to remain in with chance of completing a full marathon, each loop must be completed within half an hour.

Categories and Prizes

Teams

Teams can be entered in the following categories:

  • Male

  • Female

  • Mixed (at least 50% of loops must be run by a female runner)

 

Prizes

There will be prizes for the fastest accumulative marathons for teams in each category and solo runners.

 

Plus there are opportunities for individuals to achieve distance personal bests in a fun way (e.g. run your first half marathon, full marathon or other distance), or for team / club-mates to have a competition amongst themselves. 

Solo Runner:£20

Team Entry: £40

Prices based on UKA/TRA Affiliated Runners paying in advance.

Unaffiliated: £2 supplement per runner per event

Pay on the day: £10 supplement per team or solo

Team Entry Process - advance entry

Solo runners: simply enter on line in the normal way using the link above.

Teams: The Team Captain or Club Coordinator can purchase a team entry, without specifying full details of all team members at the time of purchase.  

Details of team members can be input/amended anytime up until 27th Oct 2021, by editing the entry within SiEntries. 

Entry on the day (if available)

Team Captain or solo runner to complete:

1. Entry Form and

2. Team Declaration Form if applicable (which must be signed by all team members)

 

These must be brought to registration together with payment, which must be in cash. 

NOTE: entries on the day are subject to availability and a £10 supplement per team is payable.

On the day

Registration and race number collection will take place between 3:00 and 4:30pm.  

There will be a short walk to the starting point, so please try and arrive in plenty of time as races will start at 5pm sharp.

Team Composition 

Race Venue

Calke Abbey

The event will take place in the spectacular Calke Park in South Derbyshire. 

Post Code DE73 7LE

Team Captains can change their team members or category of team anytime until declaring their finalised team on the day.  

Teams must have a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 runners.  Running order is up to you but for mixed teams at least 50% of the loops run must be by a female runner

Individual runners are not permitted to represent more than one team.

The minimum age for athletes is 18 for solo runners, or 16 in teams. Those aged 16 are allowed to run a maximum of 2 laps. 

No dogs are allowed to accompany runners. 

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Parking: Car parking is available in the main car park at Calke Abbey. Parking fees are £3 per car.  

Toilets & Changing: Public toilets are close to the main car park. There are no specific changing facilities..

Registration: Adjacent to the start/finish area.

Start/Finish: The open area adjacent to the main building and car park. There will be signs to guide participants there.

Race Route: The route is 2.6 miles and completely within Calke Park, with some of it across private land that we have special permission to use. Underfoot there is a combination of purpose made hard-packed trails, tarmac, woodland tracks and grass, some of which is long and/or uneven.  As well as some nice downhill stretches, there are some tough little climbs.   

Terms & Conditions

Our general terms and conditions can be viewed here. Event specific terms relating to participant cancellations and transfers are stated below.

Refunds & Transfers

A 50% refund is available up to 1 month prior to the event, in the event of a team or solo runner withdrawing. 

No refund is payable in the event of individuals withdrawing from a team that remains eligible to compete (i.e. with 2 or more runners).

Entires may be transferred  to another team/solo runner free of additional charge. This must be done by the original entrant using the edit option on the entry website no later than 27th October 2021. Use of somebody else's number, without formally arranging the transfer  is NOT allowed..

Race Permits

Each race will take place in accordance with UK Athletics rules, under Permits issued by the Trail Running Association.

Permit number: 4290

FMFAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Background
    2024 will be the fifth edition of our Peak District Ultras. Creating an iconic ultramarathon for the Peak District is something that Peak Running founders, Andy Brooks (Brooksie) and Chris Hopkinson, had been thinking about for many years before. As a fell and trail runner since the mid 90's, Brooksie has always had a penchant for going long. So, while there have been some great races in the Peaks over the years, satisfying that desire has traditionally meant travelling a long way from his Derbyshire home. To take on his first 100-miler, he had to go all the way to the mountains of Virgina, because there was yet to be one in the UK in those days! Chris' passion for mountain marathons in remote locations, and the challenge of planning routes through the terrain, is something that has seen him travel to other parts of the UK, and overseas (including Iceland and Japan) over the years, to enjoy his fix too. The increase in popularity of mountain and ultra-running in the UK in more recent times has led to some fantastic events emerging in the other national parks. Something that the guys have revelled in. But their own backyard, the Peak District, was still crying out for something special in their view. Our aim, therefore, with The Peak District Ultras is to provide an event that's not only a fantastic experience for those taking part, but something that is also a special day for the communities within our favourite playground, the 'original' national park. In our view, the Peak District is the best place on the planet to go for a run. Click HERE to to understand why.
  • Race Ethos
    Our ethos for the event is aligned with our ethos for Peak Running as a whole. We want it to be an event that is capable of challenging even the most experienced ultra-runners, while also inspiring those within the wider running community to push their boundaries and achieve things they may not have thought possible themselves. So, in addition to the race itself, there is bags of guidance and support available to help you achieve your ambitions and complete the event safely. We want there to be some tough competition at the front of the fields in each distance. But we also recognise that, for the majority, simply finishing is winning for them. So even if you're not a fast runner, or you'd prefer to hike, it's designed to accommodate you. From a broader perspective, we want to make it an event that has a positive impact on the Peak District, its communities and the local environment. An event that residents, local businesses, and those that look after the delicate landscapes within the park, support and look foward to. Our commitments to this fundamental aim for the event include: Donating a proportion of the profits to the Peak District National Park Foundation charity to help them protect this wonderful park, for everyone, forever. Building strong relationships with the park authorities and land managers, their rangers and other stakeholders. Organising conservation days for runners to help carry out important conservation and restoration work on the trails within the park. Using the event as a vehicle to help promote and educate people on the work and behaviours necessary to maintain the beauty of the park for future generations. Using community facilities for event HQ and checkpoints wherever possible. Using local independant buinesses for supplies, such as race mementos, t-shirts etc. Ensuring there will be no trace of the event by the time it is wrapped up on the Sunday.
  • Entries
    Entries, including changes to a different distance, will close on Monday 26th August or earlier if the capacity is reached. Entries after 1st July 2024 are not guaranteed a finishers memento. The prices for entries are: Millstone 100 : £147 Limestone 50 : £77 Peveril 33 : £57 The above prices are subject to a £2 supplement for participants who are not affiliated to UK Athletics or members of the Trail Runnings Association. By purchasing an entry you agree to the terms on conditions specified below in the 'Taking Part' section of this website.
  • What's Included?
    Participation in a race on a spectacular route in the Peak District National Park Detailed results, including intermediate check-point splits A unique memento for finishers Comprehensive event handbook Access to a detailed route description GPX file of the route Well stocked aid stations Hot meal at the finish Support from an highly experienced and enthusiastic event team Live GPS tracking (for Millstone 100 participants) Professional medical support UTMB World Series qualifying points for finishers Option to purchase a high quality event technical t-shirt (order when entering)
  • Location
    The event in based in the heart of the beautiful and vibrant village of Castleton in the Hope Valley. The village is situated at the foot of the historic Peveril Castle and surrounded by spectacular hills. The base for the race and event HQ is The Peveril Centre which is on the western side of the village. The address is: The Peveril Centre Buxton Road Castleton Hope Valley Derbyshire S33 8WP
  • Schedule
    Friday 30th August 2024 16:00 Registration Opens – Millstone 100 only 17:30 Registration Closes 17:30 Race Briefing – The Millstone 100 18:00 The Millstone 100 starts 18:30 Registration Opens – The Limestone 50 & Peveril 33 20:00 Registration Closes Saturday 31st August 2024 06:30 Registration Opens 08:15 Registration Closes 08:30 Race Briefing -The Limestone 50 & Peveril 33 09:00 The Limestone 50 & Peveril 33 start Sunday 1st September 2024 06:00 Deadline to complete all races
  • Event Team
    Our event team, The Blinding Peakers, are renowned for their enthusiasm and ability to bring a sense of fun to an event, while maintaining the professional standards needed to ensure a smooth and safe event for all involved. They’re nearly all runners themselves, and many are ultramarathon veterans. So they know what it’s all about and know what you need, maybe even before you do. If you are interested in joining the team please contact us.
  • Car and Campervan Parking
    A dedicated event car and campervan park, with temporary toilets, will be provided close to race HQ in Castleton. This is available to both participants and supporters throughout the weekend for a small charge. Permits for use can be purchased when registering for the event on the Fabian4 entry system. Full details of the arrangements will be provided in the Event Handbook prior the event.
  • Local Accommodation
    There are various accommodation options in the area. Locally there are two Youth Hostels (Losehill Hall and Edale Activity Centre) and a number of camp sites which take tents. There are also various pubs with accommodation, B&Bs and holiday cottages. The nearest large towns/cities with greater accommodation options are Buxton (10 miles), Chesterfield (15 miles), Sheffield (15 miles), Stockport (15 miles) and Manchester (20 miles).
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Results

2019

2020 (Cancelled due to Covid-19)

2021

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