The individual event will hold six categories;
Senior Male, Senior Female, Veteran Male and Veteran Female, Male over 50 and Female over 50. (Veteran = over 40)
The Dig Deep Peak Trails 50 covers some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK. At around 50 miles the route takes in some of the finest trails in the Peak District. The route has roughly 2600 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 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 partially marked and navigation may be necessary. Sport ident dibbing stations will be in place along the route – each of these must be visited.
The race will part of a festival of running to be held at Whirlow Farm Hall in Sheffield (camping available). As well as the 50 mile race 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.
|Registration:||From 3pm to 6pm and then 8pm to 10pm on the 24th August. 25th August – 5am to 5.30am (emergency registration only).|
Each competitor needs to have pre booked. Booking is available online. You will receive your race number at registration.
- Participants must follow the route as defined by the course map/course laid out.
- Participants must carry all of the mandatory kit at all times (except head torches which may be left at the Bradwell Checkpoint)
- Penalties can be overruled if there has been known tampering/improper removal of the dibber at unmanned checkpoints.
- Race penalties will not be altered at any point post-race based on GPS tracks/anecdotal evidence etc
- Every dibbing point must be visited. Each point holds a penalty for missing it (see below).
- Pace runners are not allowed
- Poles are allowed
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can take Part?
We have a minimum age of 18 but no maximum ages.
What facilities will be there?
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
What does the fee include?
- T shirt
- After race food
- Route notes (e mailed)
- Food and drink at feed stations
- Race organisation and sport ident dibber timings
Kit List (mandatory requirements)
- Full body cover (windproof/waterproof)
- Compass and full route map
- Spare water and food
- Mobile phone