Ultra Tour of the Peak District 2017-12-15T15:00:59+00:00

Ultra Tour of the Peak District

60 miles/3222 metres of ascent (approx)

Please note that the UTPD will be following a new route in 2018 due to land use restrictions. This has resulted in more ascent (over 10,000 feet in total) and an even tougher run!
Date 25/08/2018
Location Whirlow Hall Farm
Price £60
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The individual event will hold six categories – Senior Male, Senior Female, Veteran Male, Veteran Female, Male over 50 and Female over 50.

The UTPD is a tough event which covers some of the most beautiful and challenging scenery in the UK. At around 60 miles the route takes in some of the finest trails and climbs in the Peak District. The route has roughly 3222 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.

Please note that the UTPD is a qualifying race (4 points) for the Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc

The Route

The route has been chosen because of its stunning scenery and the tough nature of the trails. Whilst most of the route is on good tracks and Public Rights of Way it also crosses some inhospitable terrain. Please note that the drop out rate from this race is high, please ensure you prepare well.

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 but navigation will be necessary. 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.

Registration

Registration: From 3pm to 6pm and then 8pm to 10pm on the 24th August. 25th August – 5am to 5.30am (emergency registration only)
Briefing: 5.40am
Start: 6.00am

Each competitor needs to have pre booked. Booking is available online. You will receive your race number at registration.

Race Rules

  • 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

Parking is to be arranged in the main area of Whirlow Hall:

Whirlow Hall Farm Trust,
Whirlow Lane,
Sheffield
S11 9QF
Location: Google map

What does the fee include?
  • Food and drink at feed stations
  • Race organisation and Sport Ident dibber timing
  • T-shirt
  • Medal
  • After race food
  • Route Notes (e-mailed)
Kit List (mandatory requirements)
  • Full body cover (windproof/waterproof)
  • Compass and full route map
  • Spare water and food
  • Whistle
  • Head torch
  • Mobile Phone

If you need any running kit then look at Front Runner, our race retail sponsor, website. They have a great selection of running equipment available.