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Millstone 100

100m - 16500' - 36h

4th September 2020

Limestone 50

50m - 7300' - 22h

5th September 2020

Peveril 33

33m - 6000' - 22h

5th September 2020

Truly spectacular routes in the UK's original national park!

Introduction

The Peak District Ultras are three races wrapped into one epic weekend of adventure in our favourite local playground, the Peak District National Park.
The Millstone 100
The Millstone 100 gets its name from the giant millstones which mark the entrances to the national park, symbolising the rich history of the area. The race provides a serious challenge for even the most experienced ultra runners, taking participants on a grand tour of the park, showcasing all aspects of the beautiful and varied landscapes within it. 
The Limestone 50
The plateau of limestone, which provides the natural foundation of the 'White Peak' area, is the inspiration behind the name of our 50-miler. The distance and elevation mean it's a serious undertaking, but the generous time limit makes it accessible to a wide range of runners and strong hikers. A wonderful route with something different to see around every corner.
The Peveril 33
The Peveril may be the shortest option, but it's still got plenty of action. It takes in some of the best views in the area, from the high edges that run along the eastern side of the park to the deep dales that plunge, canyon like, through the high farmland in the area. Whether you're a racing snake looking for a podium position, a first time ultra participant, or looking for a grand day out with no time pressure, you'll definitely enjoy it. 
All three races start and finish in Castleton, a vibrant village right in the heart of the Peaks, with the high fells and remote moorland of the Dark Park area to the north, and the dramatic dales and historic villages of the White Peak area to the south.
Whatever distance you choose, you can be sure of a fantastic experience with a level of support that would be hard to surpass provided by our 'Blinding Peakers' event team. They've quickly become legendary in these parts: read the comments about them on our previous events to find out why. 

Event Information

Experience Required


The Millstone 100 is challenging event even for experienced ultra-runners. To take part you must have completed an off-road ultra in the previous 5 years as per the following criteria:

50-miles in under 15 hours, or

100km in under 21 hours, or

100-miles finish

You must provide details of a qualifying event, including a link to the official results, as part of the entry process. This must be provided no later than 3rd August 2020. Failure to provide evidence of a qualifying event will lead to your entry being cancelled in line with our cancellation policy.

If you are not certain that your qualifying event meets the above criteria and/or feel that you have equivalent experience (e.g. different distances or multi-day events) please contact us at info@peakrunning.co.uk BEFORE submitting an entry to confirm.

The above is the minimum required to qualify for the Millstone 100. We advise that you should obtain a great deal more experience than a single event, and your previous experience should include running in mountainous terrain, running off-road at night and self-navigation.

The Limestone 50 and Peveril 33 do not have specific qualifying criteria. However, before attempting them we advise that you should have previous experience of completing long distances events/challenges, in hilly off-road terrain and be capable of self-navigation.




Navigation


The courses have been designed to make them relatively straight forward to follow, using well-trodden trails so far as possible. However, other than signs provided by the authorities to highlight rights of way, there will be no way-marking on the course. You are therefore responsible for your own route finding around the course.

Clear step by step route instructions will be made available to participants in each race, together with gpx files that can be loaded into GPS enabled watches, smartphone apps or other devices. These will be provided well in advance of the race so you can familiarise yourself with them.

You will, however, be expected bring and carry a printed map of the route. This should ideally be an Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 scale map, or equivalent. 1:50,000 scale is the minimum standard.

Permission for the event from the National Park Authority and landowners is based on participants using the designated route, which minimises the impact on the delicate landscapes in the area.

You must follow the designated route for your event throughout the event. Deliberate deviations from the route will result in disqualification and will also put the future editions of the event in jeopardy.




Kit Requirements


Weather conditions can be harsh and unpredictable in the Peak District at any time of year, and poor conditions will affect you more when you are tired. The mandatory kit requirements should therefore be considered to be the minimum that you should carry, not the maximum.

Mandatory requirements are:

  • Whistle
  • Emergency bivi bag
  • Magnetic compass
  • Map(s) covering the whole area of the route (Ordnance Survey or Harvey 1:25k scale preferred, 1:50k is the minimum requirement)
  • Appropriate clothing for the challenge and weather conditions
  • Appropriate footwear (trail shoes recommended, or walking boots for 50/33-mile hikers)
  • Waterproof jacket, with hood and taped seams
  • Waterproof trousers with taped seams
  • Additional warm layer
  • Basic first aid kit, including foot care items
  • Hat and gloves
  • Emergency food (at least 400 calories)
  • Drinks bottles and/or hydration pack to carry a minimum of 1 litre of fluid
  • Fully charged mobile phone (with waterproof cover or bag)
  • Head torch, plus spare batteries (33-mile participants who are confident of finishing within 9 hours are not mandated to carry a head-torch. However, if you fall behind schedule to finish before 6pm, you will not be permitted to continue past next checkpoint).

Highly Recommended:

  • GPS device for backup navigation
  • Route description
  • Mug for hot drinks at checkpoints (where hot water available)
  • Spare socks
  • Mobile charger/power-pack
  • Buff
  • Spare clothing (100-mile drop bag)
  • Spare shoes (100-mile drop bag)




Time Limits & Cut-Offs


The Millstone 100 has an overall time limit of 36 hours.

The Limestone 50 and Peverill 33 both have a time limit of 22 hours. This generous limit is provided to remove the pressure of time from participants in the shorter distances, particularly those taking on the distance for the first time.

However, you are expected to make reasonable efforts to make progress throughout the event though. Therefore a maximum dwell time of 60 minutes is allowed at checkpoints for those taking part in the Limestone 50 and Peverill 33.

In addition, strict interim cut-off times will be applied at each checkpoint. If you do not DEPART a checkpoint by its cut-off time, you will not be allowed to continue.

An overview of proposed cut-off times is provided in the Checkpoint section below. These are currently subject to confirmation.




Safety


We have assessed the health and safety risks associated with the event and have put in place measures to manage these so far as reasonably practicable. However, the nature of long/ultra-distance trail running, means that participants have a higher level of responsibility for their own personal safety and that of others, than they would in a more controlled environment.

In the most part this simply means applying common sense and good judgement. However, when fatigued, extra care must be taken to ensure you do not inadvertently put yourself in danger.

Details of specific requirements relating to your safety and hazards to be mindful of will be provided in the Event Handbook, which will issued to participants prior to the event.




Checkpoints and Aid Stations


There are checkpoints/aid stations on each route as follows:

Millstone 100 = 10

Limestone 50 = 5

Peveril 33 = 3

Please note checkpoint cut-off times are currently provisional.

As well as being points where your progress will be recorded, these locations will also act as aid stations. They will be well stocked with drinks and a variety of food. Please note that this is a ‘cup free’ events. With the exception of reusable mugs at event HQ, we will not provide any drinking vessels. You must therefore bring your own, i.e. bottles or a hydration pack to top up at checkpoints and suitable a vessel for hot drinks (mug, collapsible cup, hard bottle).

A summary of the checkpoints is provided below, which includes the accumulative distance to each checkpoint from the start of each race.




Medical Support


Medical support will be available throughout the event. Their role will be to provide advice and deal with the more significant issues. Minor issues, such as general footcare, dealing with blisters etc., will be your own responsibility, utilising your own first aid kit.




Support Crews


You are allowed to have friends and family supporting you around the course, except at certain locations where there is restricted access. Full details of any restrictions will be provided in the Event Handbook.




Support Runners (Pacers)


Participants in the Limestone 50 and Peveril 33 are not permitted to have anyone who is not a fellow participant run/walk with them to act as a support runner.

Millstone 100 participants are permitted to have a non-participant run/walk with them as support runner after 24 hours have elapsed from the start of the race. Support runners are not permitted to carry any items for the participant.




Drop Bags


Millstone 100 participants may leave a drop bag at the event centre in Castleton, to which they will have access on reaching their half way point.




Prizes & Finishers Awards


Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female finishers in each race.

Finishers will receive a finishers award Note: Due to the lead time in manufacturing the finishers awards, the number ordered will be in line with entries received by 3rd July 2020. An award is therefore not guaranteed if you enter after that date and will be dependant on others not finishing.




Training & Preparation (inc Organised Recce Runs)


To help you train and prepare for the Peak District Ultras we will be putting on a Trail & Ultra Workshop (details TBC) and a series of official recce runs in the lead up to the races. The series of five recce runs are designed to help you train for the event and familiarise yourself with the route. They will collectively cover the entire route for all 3 races, although you are welcome to book on any of them regardless of the distance you plan to take part in. They are also open to those who have not entered the race but would like to enjoy a run in a Peak District. They are all point to point runs (to maximise the amount of the courses covered) with bus transport provided to take participants to the starting point of each run from the finish prior to the run. You will have the option to run with the guided group or independantly should you wish to practice your own route finding. The schedule for the recce runs is listed below. For full details of each run, including fitness and kit requirements, and to book, visit the ' Guided Runs' section of our website HERE to book places. DUE THE COVID-19 SITUATION THE RECCE RUNS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED AND WILL BE RESCHDULED, IF POSSIBLE, ONCE GOVERNMENT & UK ATHLETICS GUIDELINES PERMIT 1) Sat 25/04/20: Castleton to Baslow (16 miles) - all routes 2): Sat 30/05/20: Baslow to Castleton (17 miles) - 33m route / all routes for last 9m 3): Sat 20/06/20: Castleton to Crowden/Langset (21 or 28 miles) - 100m route - night run 4): Sat 04/07/20: Langsett to Ladybower/Castleton (16 or 23 miles) - 100m route 5): Sat 25/07/20: Baslow to Monsal Head/Millers Dale (23 or 26 miles) - 50/100m route www.peakrunning.co.uk/guided-runs




Permit & Rules


The event will operate in accordance with UK Athletics Rules under a permit issued by the Trail Running Association. Permit number [applied for]




Terms and Conditions


When purchasing an entry to a Peak Running Ltd event you are agreeing to the general terms and conditions specified below, as well as any terms and conditions specific to the event.

Event Specific Terms and Conditions for the Peak District Ultras 2020:

Qualifying Criteria

Entry to the Millstone 100 is subject to the participants meeting the qualifying criteria specified on the event website, evidence of which (e.g. hyperlink to official results) must be provided to us no later than 3rd August 2020. In the event of evidence not being provided by this date, entries will be deemed as cancelled and be subject to the cancellation policy stated below. Entry to the Limestone 50 and Peveril 33 is not subject to any specific qualifying criteria but our general terms and conditions relating to experience remain applicable.

Participant Cancellation

If you cancel your entry before midnight on 3rd June 2020 (deadine extended until a decision made about the race proceeding), you will be eligible to a refund of 70% of the fee received by us for the entry and any associated merchandise.

If you cancel your entry after 3rd June 2020 (extended as above), no refund will be given.

Deferrals

Deferrals to other events are not permitted.

Transfer to another participant

You are permitted to transfer an entry that you have purchased to another person without additional charge. The deadline for transfers is midnight on 20th August 2020 and, in the case of the Millstone 100, the details of the replacement participant’s qualifying event must be provided as part of the transfer process.

Transfer to a different disance

You are permitted to transfer your entry to a different distance at the same event (e.g. from Peveril 33 to Limestone 50), subject places being available, meeting the qualifying criteria (if moving to the Millstone 100) and payment of any difference in entry fee. There will be no refund of the difference if moving to a shorter distance. The deadline for switching to the Millstone 100 is midnight on 20th August 2020. Switching to the Limestone 50 or Peveril 33 is permitted until registration closes on the day of the event.

Merchandise and Mementos

Participants entering or switching distance after 3rd July 2020 are not guaranteed a finishers memento.

Orders for t-shirts (i.e. size or event distance) or other event merchandise cannot be changed after 3rd August 2020.

Orders for t-shirts (i.e. size or event distance) or other event merchandise cannot be changed after 3rd August 2020.

Identification

You must produce photo identification at event registration in order to pick up your race number and participate in the event. Acceptable forms of identification are passport, driving license, or membership card issued by a governing body (e.g. UK Athletics)

General Terms and Conditions

By entering a Peak Running Ltd event you are confirming that:

  • You understand, acknowledge and accept that the event is a potentially hazardous activity, and that there may be risks unforeseen by the organisers.
  • You acknowledge that you are responsible for you own actions and safety.
  • You have the necessary fitness and experience to take part, and are experienced enough to make a reasoned decision about choice of kit and equipment, and whether to continue to participate in the event, or to retire from the event rather than jeopardise your own or other people’s safety.
  • You are entering voluntarily and with full knowledge of the nature of the challenge presented by the event.
  • You will comply with requirements relating to mandatory kit, conduct and any additional rules and requirements specified by the organisers.

Event Cancellation, Modification or Abandonment

It is possible for situations that are outside of the organisers control to arise which affect our ability to deliver the event. These include extreme weather, flooding, denial of access for public safety reasons or other force majeure events. In these circumstances, we will endeavour to inform participants of the situation as soon as reasonably practicable and the following conditions will apply:

  • We will always make reasonable endeavours to enable the event to go ahead on the planned date or, if necessary, an alternative date, giving careful consideration to the safety or participants and event crew. However, we do reserve the right to cancel, postpone, modify or abandon the event at any time.
  • The ability to provide refunds to participants, either full or partial, will be dependent on the specific circumstances and timing in relation to the date of the event. While we reserve the right to retain entry fees paid if the event is cancelled or postponed due to matters beyond our control, the extent that this would be applied would be depend on the irrecoverable costs relating to the event incurred up to the date the situation arose.
  • In the case that the event goes ahead with modifications, or is abandoned after it has started, no refunds will be made.

Data Protection

The race entry process collects personal information, and participants must consent to this. This information will be used for collating and publishing of results, communication of event specific information and for any other communications relating to the specific event. During the entry process you may be asked whether you consent to being informed about future events that may be of interest.

Images

Peak Running Ltd retain the right to use images and photographs taken during the event by event team members or others engaged by them, without informing participants. These images may be used for promotional purposes as undertaken by Peak Running or their associates.

Disclaimer

Peak Running Ltd do not accept responsibility and expressly excludes liability to the fullest extent permitted by law for: any loss or damage to any personal property left during an event; death or any personal injury suffered by you at the event unless caused by the negligence of the company.





 
 

Taking Part

Experience Required


The Millstone 100 is challenging event even for experienced ultra-runners. To take part you must have completed an off-road ultra in the previous 5 years as per the following criteria:

50-miles in under 15 hours, or

100km in under 21 hours, or

100-miles finish

You must provide details of a qualifying event, including a link to the official results, as part of the entry process. This must be provided no later than 3rd August 2020. Failure to provide evidence of a qualifying event will lead to your entry being cancelled in line with our cancellation policy.

If you are not certain that your qualifying event meets the above criteria and/or feel that you have equivalent experience (e.g. different distances or multi-day events) please contact us at info@peakrunning.co.uk BEFORE submitting an entry to confirm.

The above is the minimum required to qualify for the Millstone 100. We advise that you should obtain a great deal more experience than a single event, and your previous experience should include running in mountainous terrain, running off-road at night and self-navigation.

The Limestone 50 and Peveril 33 do not have specific qualifying criteria. However, before attempting them we advise that you should have previous experience of completing long distances events/challenges, in hilly off-road terrain and be capable of self-navigation.




Navigation


The courses have been designed to make them relatively straight forward to follow, using well-trodden trails so far as possible. However, other than signs provided by the authorities to highlight rights of way, there will be no way-marking on the course. You are therefore responsible for your own route finding around the course.

Clear step by step route instructions will be made available to participants in each race, together with gpx files that can be loaded into GPS enabled watches, smartphone apps or other devices. These will be provided well in advance of the race so you can familiarise yourself with them.

You will, however, be expected bring and carry a printed map of the route. This should ideally be an Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 scale map, or equivalent. 1:50,000 scale is the minimum standard.

Permission for the event from the National Park Authority and landowners is based on participants using the designated route, which minimises the impact on the delicate landscapes in the area.

You must follow the designated route for your event throughout the event. Deliberate deviations from the route will result in disqualification and will also put the future editions of the event in jeopardy.




Kit Requirements


Weather conditions can be harsh and unpredictable in the Peak District at any time of year, and poor conditions will affect you more when you are tired. The mandatory kit requirements should therefore be considered to be the minimum that you should carry, not the maximum.

Mandatory requirements are:

  • Whistle
  • Emergency bivi bag
  • Magnetic compass
  • Map(s) covering the whole area of the route (Ordnance Survey or Harvey 1:25k scale preferred, 1:50k is the minimum requirement)
  • Appropriate clothing for the challenge and weather conditions
  • Appropriate footwear (trail shoes recommended, or walking boots for 50/33-mile hikers)
  • Waterproof jacket, with hood and taped seams
  • Waterproof trousers with taped seams
  • Additional warm layer
  • Basic first aid kit, including foot care items
  • Hat and gloves
  • Emergency food (at least 400 calories)
  • Drinks bottles and/or hydration pack to carry a minimum of 1 litre of fluid
  • Fully charged mobile phone (with waterproof cover or bag)
  • Head torch, plus spare batteries (33-mile participants who are confident of finishing within 9 hours are not mandated to carry a head-torch. However, if you fall behind schedule to finish before 6pm, you will not be permitted to continue past next checkpoint).

Highly Recommended:

  • GPS device for backup navigation
  • Route description
  • Mug for hot drinks at checkpoints (where hot water available)
  • Spare socks
  • Mobile charger/power-pack
  • Buff
  • Spare clothing (100-mile drop bag)
  • Spare shoes (100-mile drop bag)




Time Limits & Cut-Offs


The Millstone 100 has an overall time limit of 36 hours.

The Limestone 50 and Peverill 33 both have a time limit of 22 hours. This generous limit is provided to remove the pressure of time from participants in the shorter distances, particularly those taking on the distance for the first time.

However, you are expected to make reasonable efforts to make progress throughout the event though. Therefore a maximum dwell time of 60 minutes is allowed at checkpoints for those taking part in the Limestone 50 and Peverill 33.

In addition, strict interim cut-off times will be applied at each checkpoint. If you do not DEPART a checkpoint by its cut-off time, you will not be allowed to continue.

An overview of proposed cut-off times is provided in the Checkpoint section below. These are currently subject to confirmation.




Safety


We have assessed the health and safety risks associated with the event and have put in place measures to manage these so far as reasonably practicable. However, the nature of long/ultra-distance trail running, means that participants have a higher level of responsibility for their own personal safety and that of others, than they would in a more controlled environment.

In the most part this simply means applying common sense and good judgement. However, when fatigued, extra care must be taken to ensure you do not inadvertently put yourself in danger.

Details of specific requirements relating to your safety and hazards to be mindful of will be provided in the Event Handbook, which will issued to participants prior to the event.




Checkpoints and Aid Stations


There are checkpoints/aid stations on each route as follows:

Millstone 100 = 10

Limestone 50 = 5

Peveril 33 = 3

Please note checkpoint cut-off times are currently provisional.

As well as being points where your progress will be recorded, these locations will also act as aid stations. They will be well stocked with drinks and a variety of food. Please note that this is a ‘cup free’ events. With the exception of reusable mugs at event HQ, we will not provide any drinking vessels. You must therefore bring your own, i.e. bottles or a hydration pack to top up at checkpoints and suitable a vessel for hot drinks (mug, collapsible cup, hard bottle).

A summary of the checkpoints is provided below, which includes the accumulative distance to each checkpoint from the start of each race.




Medical Support


Medical support will be available throughout the event. Their role will be to provide advice and deal with the more significant issues. Minor issues, such as general footcare, dealing with blisters etc., will be your own responsibility, utilising your own first aid kit.




Support Crews


You are allowed to have friends and family supporting you around the course, except at certain locations where there is restricted access. Full details of any restrictions will be provided in the Event Handbook.




Support Runners (Pacers)


Participants in the Limestone 50 and Peveril 33 are not permitted to have anyone who is not a fellow participant run/walk with them to act as a support runner.

Millstone 100 participants are permitted to have a non-participant run/walk with them as support runner after 24 hours have elapsed from the start of the race. Support runners are not permitted to carry any items for the participant.




Drop Bags


Millstone 100 participants may leave a drop bag at the event centre in Castleton, to which they will have access on reaching their half way point.




Prizes & Finishers Awards


Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female finishers in each race.

Finishers will receive a finishers award Note: Due to the lead time in manufacturing the finishers awards, the number ordered will be in line with entries received by 3rd July 2020. An award is therefore not guaranteed if you enter after that date and will be dependant on others not finishing.




Training & Preparation (inc Organised Recce Runs)


To help you train and prepare for the Peak District Ultras we will be putting on a Trail & Ultra Workshop (details TBC) and a series of official recce runs in the lead up to the races. The series of five recce runs are designed to help you train for the event and familiarise yourself with the route. They will collectively cover the entire route for all 3 races, although you are welcome to book on any of them regardless of the distance you plan to take part in. They are also open to those who have not entered the race but would like to enjoy a run in a Peak District. They are all point to point runs (to maximise the amount of the courses covered) with bus transport provided to take participants to the starting point of each run from the finish prior to the run. You will have the option to run with the guided group or independantly should you wish to practice your own route finding. The schedule for the recce runs is listed below. For full details of each run, including fitness and kit requirements, and to book, visit the ' Guided Runs' section of our website HERE to book places. DUE THE COVID-19 SITUATION THE RECCE RUNS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED AND WILL BE RESCHDULED, IF POSSIBLE, ONCE GOVERNMENT & UK ATHLETICS GUIDELINES PERMIT 1) Sat 25/04/20: Castleton to Baslow (16 miles) - all routes 2): Sat 30/05/20: Baslow to Castleton (17 miles) - 33m route / all routes for last 9m 3): Sat 20/06/20: Castleton to Crowden/Langset (21 or 28 miles) - 100m route - night run 4): Sat 04/07/20: Langsett to Ladybower/Castleton (16 or 23 miles) - 100m route 5): Sat 25/07/20: Baslow to Monsal Head/Millers Dale (23 or 26 miles) - 50/100m route www.peakrunning.co.uk/guided-runs




Permit & Rules


The event will operate in accordance with UK Athletics Rules under a permit issued by the Trail Running Association. Permit number [applied for]




Terms and Conditions


When purchasing an entry to a Peak Running Ltd event you are agreeing to the general terms and conditions specified below, as well as any terms and conditions specific to the event.

Event Specific Terms and Conditions for the Peak District Ultras 2020:

Qualifying Criteria

Entry to the Millstone 100 is subject to the participants meeting the qualifying criteria specified on the event website, evidence of which (e.g. hyperlink to official results) must be provided to us no later than 3rd August 2020. In the event of evidence not being provided by this date, entries will be deemed as cancelled and be subject to the cancellation policy stated below. Entry to the Limestone 50 and Peveril 33 is not subject to any specific qualifying criteria but our general terms and conditions relating to experience remain applicable.

Participant Cancellation

If you cancel your entry before midnight on 3rd June 2020 (deadine extended until a decision made about the race proceeding), you will be eligible to a refund of 70% of the fee received by us for the entry and any associated merchandise.

If you cancel your entry after 3rd June 2020 (extended as above), no refund will be given.

Deferrals

Deferrals to other events are not permitted.

Transfer to another participant

You are permitted to transfer an entry that you have purchased to another person without additional charge. The deadline for transfers is midnight on 20th August 2020 and, in the case of the Millstone 100, the details of the replacement participant’s qualifying event must be provided as part of the transfer process.

Transfer to a different disance

You are permitted to transfer your entry to a different distance at the same event (e.g. from Peveril 33 to Limestone 50), subject places being available, meeting the qualifying criteria (if moving to the Millstone 100) and payment of any difference in entry fee. There will be no refund of the difference if moving to a shorter distance. The deadline for switching to the Millstone 100 is midnight on 20th August 2020. Switching to the Limestone 50 or Peveril 33 is permitted until registration closes on the day of the event.

Merchandise and Mementos

Participants entering or switching distance after 3rd July 2020 are not guaranteed a finishers memento.

Orders for t-shirts (i.e. size or event distance) or other event merchandise cannot be changed after 3rd August 2020.

Orders for t-shirts (i.e. size or event distance) or other event merchandise cannot be changed after 3rd August 2020.

Identification

You must produce photo identification at event registration in order to pick up your race number and participate in the event. Acceptable forms of identification are passport, driving license, or membership card issued by a governing body (e.g. UK Athletics)

General Terms and Conditions

By entering a Peak Running Ltd event you are confirming that:

  • You understand, acknowledge and accept that the event is a potentially hazardous activity, and that there may be risks unforeseen by the organisers.
  • You acknowledge that you are responsible for you own actions and safety.
  • You have the necessary fitness and experience to take part, and are experienced enough to make a reasoned decision about choice of kit and equipment, and whether to continue to participate in the event, or to retire from the event rather than jeopardise your own or other people’s safety.
  • You are entering voluntarily and with full knowledge of the nature of the challenge presented by the event.
  • You will comply with requirements relating to mandatory kit, conduct and any additional rules and requirements specified by the organisers.

Event Cancellation, Modification or Abandonment

It is possible for situations that are outside of the organisers control to arise which affect our ability to deliver the event. These include extreme weather, flooding, denial of access for public safety reasons or other force majeure events. In these circumstances, we will endeavour to inform participants of the situation as soon as reasonably practicable and the following conditions will apply:

  • We will always make reasonable endeavours to enable the event to go ahead on the planned date or, if necessary, an alternative date, giving careful consideration to the safety or participants and event crew. However, we do reserve the right to cancel, postpone, modify or abandon the event at any time.
  • The ability to provide refunds to participants, either full or partial, will be dependent on the specific circumstances and timing in relation to the date of the event. While we reserve the right to retain entry fees paid if the event is cancelled or postponed due to matters beyond our control, the extent that this would be applied would be depend on the irrecoverable costs relating to the event incurred up to the date the situation arose.
  • In the case that the event goes ahead with modifications, or is abandoned after it has started, no refunds will be made.

Data Protection

The race entry process collects personal information, and participants must consent to this. This information will be used for collating and publishing of results, communication of event specific information and for any other communications relating to the specific event. During the entry process you may be asked whether you consent to being informed about future events that may be of interest.

Images

Peak Running Ltd retain the right to use images and photographs taken during the event by event team members or others engaged by them, without informing participants. These images may be used for promotional purposes as undertaken by Peak Running or their associates.

Disclaimer

Peak Running Ltd do not accept responsibility and expressly excludes liability to the fullest extent permitted by law for: any loss or damage to any personal property left during an event; death or any personal injury suffered by you at the event unless caused by the negligence of the company.





 
 

Route Details

Overview


The Millstone 100 provides a grand tour of all aspects of the Peak District, and consists of 2 very different loops of approximately 50 miles, with 8,900ft and 7,600ft of elevation gain respectively.

On the first loop participants head north into the night from race HQ in Castleton on a clockwise circuit of the area often referred to as the 'Dark Peak'. This starts with a crossing of the Great Ridge to meet the start of the Pennine Way in Edale, which the course follows over the high fells of Kinder Scout and Bleaklow. After descending from Bleaklow it tracks east across some desolate moorland before turning south towards Margery Hill and the majestic Derwent Edge. The first half is then capped off with, in our opinion, the two best views in the Peaks from Win and Lose Hill.

For the second half, participants climb back out of Castleton; this time on a loop to the south which is very different, but equally beautiful to, the first half. The high edges of the eastern peak are followed by some respite from the hills as the course follows the Derwent valley through the historic Chatsworth estate. On reaching Darley Dale it turns to begin the final quarter of the 100-miles, which takes in a number of dramatic canyon like dales, before the final iconic descent back to Castleton.

The Limestone 50 is a clockwise circuit to the south of race HQ in Castleton, taking in the second half of the Millstone 100 mile route.

The Peverill 33 may be the shortest of our trio of races, but it doesn't mean the coruse is any less spectacular than the others. It shares the first 16 and last 9 miles with the Limestone 50. In between is a climb out of Baslow to enjoy great views back across the high edges of the eastern peak, and a traverse of Longstone Edge as the course descends to rejoin the longer routes at the iconic Monsal Head.




Distances


The distances for an event of this nature cannot be measured completely accurately due to the nature of the terrain and the obstacles that you will encounter.

We have measured them using a combination of mapping software and gps enabled devices and taken care to ensure that they are at least the advertised distance; as we know most participants would be disappointed to be short changed with the distance.

You can therefore expect a variation of up to around 5% above the advertised distances.




Highlights


The nature of the Peak District, and the routes we have chosen means that, as well as the two loops that make up the 100-mile distance being very different, each individual section of all three races is spectacular in its own way.

We're confident that you will love the route of whichever distance you choose, and will even love overcoming the challenges presented by the bits you may hate!

Below is our view of the highlights (and lowlights) of each section.





The Millstone 100

The Limestone 50

The Peveril 33

Frequency Asked Questions

Background


Creating an iconic ultramarathon for the Peak District is something that Peak Running founders, Andy Brooks (Brooksie) and Chris Hopkinson, have been thinking about for many years. 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.




Entries


Entries will go on sale in early November 2019 and close at midnight on 20th August 2020 or earlier if the capacity is reached. The prices for entries are: Millstone 100 : £130 Limestone 50 : £75 Peveril 33 : £55 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. Up to 150 places are available in each of the three races. 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

  • 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




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.




Schedule


Friday 4th September 2020

16:30 Registration Opens – Millstone 100 only

18:00 Registration Closes

18:15 Race Briefing – The Millstone 100

19:00 The Millstone 100 starts

19:15 Registration Opens – The Limestone 50 & Peveril 33

21:00 Registration Closes

Saturday 5th September 2020

06:30 Registration Opens

08:00 Registration Closes

08:15 Race Briefing -The Limestone 50 & Peveril 33

09:00 The Limestone 50 & Peveril 33 start

Sunday 6th September 2020

07:00 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.

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).





 
 

Results

Results will appear here shortly after the event.

Results of the Peak District 100, 50 & 33 in 2019, which were organised in conjunction with Beyond Marathon are here.

 

Gallery

A selection of images from our 2019 Peak District ultra. 

 

Parters, Supporters & Sponsors

Many thanks to the following who support the event and help to make it possible.

 

Peak District National Park

www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/

 

National Trust

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

 

Eastern Moors Partnership

www.visit-eastern-moors.org.uk

 

Severn Trent

www.stwater.co.uk

 

United Utilities

www.unitedutilities.com

 

The Peveril Centre

www.peverilcentre.com

 

Dunscar Farm

http://www.dunscarfarm.co.uk

 

Peak Cavern

https://peakcavern.co.uk

 

Castleton Parish Council

 

Peak District Design

www.peakdistrictdesign.co.uk

 

The Derby Runner

https://derbyrunner.co.uk

The Trail Running Association

https://www.tra-uk.org

Part of our philosophy for all our events is to be participant focused, something which is especially important in ultra distance events where many taking part are pushing beyond their comfort zone to test their own limits. Feedback is therefore always important to us.

 

Here is a selection of some of the feedback we received in 2019.

"Thank you all so much for such a fabulously organised event. Big thanks to everyone, RD, registration, marshals, cooks, checkpoints, runners, supporters, tail runners you are all stars 🌟

Now which race to choose next year 🤔..."

Claire

 

"Thanks to all the team from Peak Running for organising such an amazing event. A huge thank you to all the marshals, volunteers and supporters along the route. Fantastic food at the feed stations and lots of encouragement. Well done to everyone who took part in this awesome challenge. A great day x 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍😀"

Glynis

 

"It really was an unforgettable day yesterday. Thank you to everybody at Peak Running for organising an amazing event and creating memories that will stay with me for life in what was my first ultra. 

Also a big thank to all you fantastic marshals at all the checkpoints and finish, who’s enthusiasm and support was absolutely top class 👏🏻👏🏻. 

Will I be back next year? We’ll see 🤔"

Dan

 

"Thank you all for an absolutely fantastic day. I mean, I’ve completely fallen to pieces, partly due to the fact I fell over about a hundred times, but it’s totally worth it! Every single person was brilliant - thank you all!! And to everyone I met on the course you’re inspirational (I mean, I wouldn’t have a clue who half of you are as we were chatting in the pitch black with torches shining at each other 🤣🤣 but you were fab all the same)....it was perfect from start to finish. Thank you!! 💖💖💖

Laurie

"What amazing marshals at this excellent unforgettable adventure. You were all fantastic. Love you all."

Mark

 

"Thank you folks for another great event. Even though the hills were torture and my knees were screaming, the views made up for it. The marshall’s were so fab and food choices great, especially the potatoes with salt at the last checkpoint, ooh they really hit the spot! 😋. Such lovely support from all the other runners along the way too. A few lessons learned by me and Al and hopefully see you same time next year when we are a bit fitter & faster! Thank you."

Kel

"I did my first ever Ultra, a 33 miler, and absolutely loved the experience. Thank you for organising such fab event. The crew was very supportive and kept me going with vibes. I met some lovely folks on a way. Endorphins are still flowing. See you in 2020"

Dorata

 

"Thanks Peak Running for a great day out on Saturday. I only did the Fun Run but really enjoyed it - 35 miles and 5000ft of up on my watch but I guess you get as many statistics as entrants! For the inaugural running of an event I thought the organisation was superb and all the marshals so friendly and enthusiastic. With such a nice course as well it deserves to become a classic. My only suggestion as a veteran (some would say decrepit no doubt) runner, could you knock down a few of the stiles for next time......"

Andy

 

Thoroughly enjoyed yesterday - in 22 years of running I can say that the organisation and the checkpoints where second to none.

Certainly a fabulous introduction to running races in the Peak District (so glad we moved here a few weeks ago)

Finally , big respect to sweeper Simon who walked and jogged with us for the first 16 miles .

Happy running everyone 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️"

Mike

 

"May I thank you on behalf of myself, Tania and Jude from Blythe Bridge RC.

This was mine and Jude’s first ever Ultra talked into it by our now exfriend Tania 🤣

We thoroughly enjoyed our day. The support of everyone from Peak Running was outstanding. The fun checkpoints were a blast, we literally couldn't wait to get to them. Everyone at each stage helped us all individually, I'm sure going above and beyond what was "needed" of them. Drinks filled, food offered, genuine concern on how we felt and such great encouragement and admiration.

The team at the finish were fantastic too....caring for us, ensuring we had food and a hot drink, just something I didn’t expect.

After chating with the amazing 50 and 100 participants I was humbled that they too thought us newbies were pretty good too 🥰

The course was beautiful yet sadistic at the same time. Hill, after, hill after hill....I'm yet to venture downstairs today!!

I would highly recommend Peak Running to my fellow runners and I would love to take part in your other events. This route 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔 I think it's going to have to stay in my memory bank under painful, yet amazing."

Emma

 

"What an awesome day completing my first 50 !!

Andy Brooks you and the team of volunteers did yourselves proud with an extremely well run event in such beautiful surroundings.

Only wish I’d stopped to have taken a few more photos."

Fintan

 

"A huge thank you to everyone from Peak Running for a superb day out on the 33 (35!) yesterday. The organisation was faultless, brilliant instructions meant we only got a tiny bit lost once! The support at the checkpoints was absolutely spot on and we loved how much thought had gone in to every last detail of the whole event. See you next year!"

Sarah

 

"Hey gang, thank you for yesterday. My first 100 miler was a great experience. The other runners were really nice and I will always remember the kindness, humour and optimism of the support crew. You gave me the strength and encouragement to continue. Definitely coming back next year. I have unfinished business."

Ben 

 

"Fantastic event today!I used the route description for the 50 miler and it was spot on. Thanks to all the volunteers at the checkpoints you all did a fantastic job!"

Helen

"It was a great event with a super route. I am hoping to be back next year to have a go at the 100 route!

The race support was fantastic with such enthusiastic check-point volunteers, it really does make such a difference to be so well looked after when you are tired!

Only comment which is usually the same for all races I do is please can there be more vegan friendly options available at check-points.  That said there was a lovely chilli waiting at the end for us!

Well done and thank you for organising a great event."

Ashley 

 

"It was a great event. Meticulously organised. Wouldn't change a thing. Well done for organising it, and special thanks to the amazing marshals."

Hannah

 

 

"Thanks for a great race.  I loved the views, aid stations (particularly the Xmas party) and the chilli with a cup of tea at the end was perfect. "

Julie

"Huge thank you to you and all team.  So many supportive and really nice people throughout the course at all the checkpoints.  It felt like a really well established event where folk knew exactly what to do.  The 100 course is a cracking route too.  And really helpful that it merges with the 50 and 33 from a motivation / catapulting thing."

Rick

"I have nothing but utmost respect. Their approach was 100% participant centred, with meticulous detail in their planning. The aid stations were the best I have ever experienced with the most enthusiastic and motivating Marshal. I will be looking carefully at their other events as I know I will be guaranteed top notch service."

Gavin

Feedback from previous participants

 
 
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