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Trail running across spectacular landscapes, workshops and socialising with like-minded people, for the whole weekend!

Come and join us for our legendary weekender; spectacular running in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park. Back by popular demand after SIX successful years of "weekenders", we'll be staying on the edge of the famous Chatsworth Estate. You’ll be able to take part in a fell race, enjoy stunning guided trail runs (with the option to rike - a runners' hike) and a host of additional inspiring activities, all within a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. 

What's included
  • Guided runs and rikes (runners' hike) taking in some of the best countryside in England

  • Entry to Peak Running's Hob Hurst's Fell Race

  • A range of inspiring activities throughout the weekend, including workshops, yoga for runners and talks, relating to running & lifestyle

  • Fully catered accommodation at the wonderful Dukes Barn in the historic village of Beeley

(Run only and non-residential options are also available for those that don't require accommodation.)

The running and the riking

Kicking off on Friday evening, you'll have the option to take part in Peak Running's 5-mile Hob Hurst's Fell Race, or to run the route with a guide. 

 

On Saturday and Sunday there will be two guided runs - with the option to rike - of around 14 miles (23km) and 10 miles (16km), enjoying the splendid scenery and dramatic landscapes of the Peaks, including open moorland, forest trails and country estates. 

What is a RIKE? A runners' hike! The pace will be steadier with more hiking than running and only running when the going is easy. The rike option for both of the guided events will also be a little shorter tan the run version. 

 

All of the guided activities will start and finish at our base in Beeley. They will be led by our team of experienced trail and fell running guides - so you do not require navigational skills - and you don't need to be a fast runner or riker to keep up. We will split into smaller groups as necessary, with each group going at a pace that everyone can comfortably manage.

The accommodation

Our base for the weekend will be the Dukes Barn in the historic village of Beeley, North Derbyshire. Dukes is an exceptionally well equipped outdoor centre, with a large games room, cinema and outdoor activity areas. The location of the barn means that there are fantastic views of the surrounding hills. 

The sleeping arrangements at Dukes Barn will be dormitories with a mixture of bunk beds and single beds. Of course, if you'd prefer to stay elsewhere or are living close by, you can choose the "run-only" option when booking. 

The whole weekend will be fully catered and all food will be prepared on site from high quality and - where possible - locally sourced produce. Dietary requirements can be catered for.  

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Additional activities

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Alongside the guided runs and Hob Hurst's Fell Race, we like to ensure that there is some spare time where you can relax, soak up the atmosphere and socialise with the likeminded people sharing the weekender.

 

Of course, we know that runners' tend be a high energy bunch and so every year we plan in some interesting activities for you to enjoy. Our Saturday nights have become known as the "Evening of Inspiration"; in previous years this has included talks by amazing people from the running community, film shows and discussions about topics such as nutrition and flexibility.

In addition, there will be opportunity to take part in workshops during the weekend to learn something new or tune up on running-related skills. Previous workshops have included navigation skills and up-hill running technique.

In 2022 we enjoyed a runners' yoga session in the evening sunshine followed by relaxation (aka a nap!). After proving a hit with our aching hamstrings we're delighted that this will be on the itinerary again in 2023.

The investment and booking

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To secure your place(s) on the legendary Weekender, select the package you require from the buttons above. Please note that if the Weekender is more than 6 months away you won't be able to select "next availability" and will need to move through the calendar manually to August and then select August 11th. From here, complete your details and pay the £50 deposit - which secures your place - and we'll be in touch with further details about how to pay the remainder of your balance.

If you have any queries or would like to discuss any aspects of the weekend with us before booking, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@peakrunning.co.uk

If you are a member of the Blinding Peakers and would like to use your accrued credits to pay for / or towards the cost of the Weekender, including the deposit, please get in touch with us for a coupon code prior to booking. 

Please note that by clicking "book" you are indicating that you agree to the Peak Running Terms & Conditions as well as the event specific Terms & Conditions, found here.

  • 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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