60 miles/2722 metres of ascent (approx)
The Ultra Tour of the Peak District covers some of the most beautiful and challenging scenery in the UK. At around 100km (60 miles) the route takes in some of the finest trails and climbs in the Peak District. The route has roughly 2722 metres of ascent and whilst there are no monster climbs the continued hilly nature of the course earmarks this race as a tough one to complete.
The route has been chosen because of its stunning scenery and the tough nature of the route. Whilst most of the route is on good tracks and Public Rights of Way it also crosses some inhospitable terrain where good navigation skills will be needed. Please note that the dropout rate in previous years from this race is high, please ensure you prepare well and are a competent navigator.
Whilst developing the race we have worked closely with local landowners and the Peak District National Park Authority to ensure that the race is sustainable and avoids sensitive areas. For this reason there are some strict route restrictions in place on some areas of the race. Please follow these wherever indicated.
The route will be FULLY MARKED but navigation may be necessary if the weather is poor. Sport ident dibbing stations will be in place along the route – each of these must be visited (along with aid stations).
The race will be part of a festival of running to be held at Whirlow Farm Hall in Sheffield (camping available). As well as the Ultra there will be several other races starting and finishing over the weekend.
Please note that strict cut off times will be in place at each Support Station.
|Support Station 1, Moscar||4 hours 30 minutes||10:30am|
|Support Station 2, Bottom of Win Hill||9 hours 30 minutes||3:30pm|
|Support Station 3, Bradwell||14 hours 30 minutes||8:30pm|
Registration: From 3 pm to 6pm and then 8pm to 10pm on the 19th August 2016 . 20th August 2016 - 5am to 5.30am (emergency registration only).
Please note that all UTPD runners need to register the evening before the race.
Each competitor needs to have pre booked. Booking is available online.
You will receive your race number at registration on the day of the event.
We have a minimum age of 18 but no maximum ages.
We will have food and drinks on site along with toilets and changing facilities. Camping is also available on site - please pre book.
Parking is to be arranged in the main area of Whirlow Hall.
Whirlow Hall Farm Trust,
Location: Google map
Food and drink at feed stations
Race organisation and Sport Ident dibber timing
After race food
Route Notes (e-mailed)
Full body cover (windproof/waterproof)
Compass and full route map
Spare water and food
There will be three support stations along the route. At registration you will be able to drop bags with spare kit/food which will then be transported to the support stations for you. These bags must be clearly marked with your name and support station number i.e. 1, 2 or 3.