Challenge Options

The Peak District Challenge  starts and  finishes at our basecamp hub in Bakewell. The Full 100km route takes a northern loop of the surrounding area – known for it’s outstanding natural beauty before returning back to basecamp, marking the end of the challenge for some. Those on the Full 100km and 2nd Half will then head out on a southern looped route exploring more of this wonderful area. We’ve camping all weekend for you and your supporters – and with food choices, a bar and entertainment – it will be a weekend to remember! 

Full 100 km Continuous

Bakewell Loop

3 - 4 July 2021

Join us for the full 100km challenge – setting out from Bakewell Showground where we have our basecamp for the weekend – on a figure of 8 loop taking you on an adventure north and south of the Peak District along trails and a route which will amaze you before coming back to our Basecamp in Bakewell. 

100 km & 2450 m

  • Start: Bakewell Showground
  • Start times: 06:45 – 07:00 for runners, 07:00 – 09:00 for joggers & runners
  • Finish: Bakewell Showground
  • Finish times: Runners 9 – 16 hrs, joggers 16 – 20 hrs, walkers 20 – 36 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 25 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 50 km – hot meal
  • 75 km – brunch/ lunch
  • 100 km – cooked breakfast/ BBQ
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Shuttle from Chesterfield station to start (Fri pm & Sat am) – £10 p/p
  • Weekend parking at Bakewell – £5
  • Drop off parking at Bakewell – FOC

After

  • Shuttle to Chesterfield station – £10
  • Pick up parking at Bakewell – FOC

Bakewell – 2 July 2021

  • Camp with us before your challenge
  • Fully inclusive & pitch only options available
  • Pre registration on Friday evening & dinner
  • Breakfast, parking, baggage storage, hot showers & more
  • Visit ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details 

4 available

Full Challenge
over 2 Days

Bakewell Loop

3 & 4 July 2021

The 2 Day Full 100km Challenge breaks down the route into two halves of 50 km on Day 1 starting & finishing at our basecamp in Bakewell, and then 50 km on Day 2 – you will get to experience the route in daylight as well as the opportunity to get some rest and sleep overnight. Camp with us at our fully supported Basecamp in Bakewell on the Saturday night where we will have entertainment, hot food & more. 

Day 1 – 50 km & 1400 m

Day 2 – 50 km & 1050 m

Day 1 – Sat 3 July 2021

  • Start: Bakewell Showground
  • Start times: 06:45 – 07:00 for runners, 07:00 – 09:00 for joggers & runners
  • Finish: Bakewell Showground
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7- 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 17 hrs
  • Overnight: camp with us at our basecamp (see Bookable Extras)

Day 2 – Sun 4 July 2021

  • Start: Bakewell Showground
  • Start times: 06:00 – 06:30 for everyone
  • Finish: Bakewell Showground
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7- 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 17 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 25 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 50 km – hot meal
  • 75 km – brunch/ lunch
  • 100 km – cooked breakfast/ BBQ
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Shuttle from Chesterfield station to start (Fri pm & Sat am) – £10 p/p
  • Weekend parking at Bakewell – £5
  • Drop off parking at Bakewell – FOC

After

  • Shuttle to Chesterfield station – £10
  • Pick up parking at Bakewell – FOC

Bakewell – Friday 2 July

  • Camp with us before your challenge
  • Fully inclusive & pitch only options available
  • Pre registration on Friday evening & dinner
  • Breakfast, parking, baggage storage, hot showers & more

Bakewell – Saturday 3 July

  • Return to your tent from night before
  • Hot showers, refreshments, rest areas & more
  • Breakfast Sunday morning before setting off
  • Visit ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details 

4 available (2 for each day)

1st Half
Challenge ~50 km

Bakewell North Loop

3 July 2021

The 1st Half Peak District loop will start and finish from our basecamp in Bakewell, the route is perhaps the toughest loop with steep ascents and descents taking you into the heart of this beautiful landscape. 

50 km & 1400 m

  • Start: Bakewell Showground
  • Start times: 06:45 – 07:00 for runners, 07:00 – 09:00 for joggers & runners
  • Finish: Bakewell Showground
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 25 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 50 km – hot meal
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Shuttle from Chesterfield station to start (Fri pm & Sat am) – £10 p/p
  • Weekend parking at Bakewell – £5
  • Drop off parking at Bakewell – FOC

After

  • Shuttle to Chesterfield station – £10
  • Pick up parking at Bakewell – FOC

Bakewell – Friday 2 July

  • Camp with us before your challenge
  • Fully inclusive & pitch only options available
  • Pre registration on Friday evening & dinner
  • Breakfast, parking, baggage storage, hot showers & more

Bakewell – Saturday 3 July

  • Return to your tent from night before
  • Hot showers, refreshments, rest areas & more
  • Breakfast Sunday morning before setting off
  • Visit ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details 

2 available

2nd Half
Challenge ~50 km

Bakewell South Loop

4 July 2021

If you are looking to support someone taking on the Full Challenge you can join them on the route from 5pm Saturday onwards, or take on the 2nd Half Challenge from 6 – 6.30am on Sunday for a scenic adventure along the southern sections of the trail on a looped route back to Bakewell. 

50 km & 1050 m

  • Start: Bakewell Showground
  • Start times: 17:00 Sat 3 July if joining a full challenger, or 06:00-06:30 – Sun 4 July for all
  • Finish: Bakewell Showground
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs

Every 10-15 km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 25 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 50 km – hot meal
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Shuttle from Chesterfield station to start (Fri pm & Sat am) – £10 p/p
  • Weekend parking at Bakewell – £5
  • Drop off parking at Bakewell – FOC

After

  • Shuttle to Chesterfield station – £10
  • Pick up parking at Bakewell – FOC

2 available

1st Quarter
Challenge 25 km

Bakewell to Tideswell

3 July 2021

The 1st Quarter of the Peak District Challenge will start from our basecamp in Bakewell – the route is a tough section with steep ascents and descents taking you into the heart of this beautiful landscape. 

25 km & 300 m

  • Start: Bakewell Showground
  • Start times: 06:45 – 07:00 for runners, 07:00 – 10:00 for joggers & runners
  • Finish: Tideswell
  • Finish times: Runners 2 – 3 hrs, joggers 3 – 5 hrs, walkers 4 – 7 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 25 km – BBQ lunch & fizzy drinks
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Shuttle from Chesterfield station to start (Fri pm & Sat am) – £10 p/p
  • Weekend parking at Bakewell – £5
  • Drop off parking at Bakewell – FOC

After

  • Shuttle back to Bakewell start or station – £5
  • Pick up parking at Bakewell – FOC

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All you need to know about the Challenge – a detailed overview of the options & how you can take it on. Print it off or send it to your friends! 

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