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

9 - 10 July 2022

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

There’s a full range of optional parking & pre or post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make it easy to join & exit – and to provide flexible options for your planning. These include:

  • Parking at Bakewell (basecamp) 
  • Shuttles from Chesterfield Station to Start

See ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details

Bakewell – Friday 8 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

Day 1 – 50 km & 1400 m

Day 2 – 50 km & 1050 m

Day 1 – Sat 9 July 2022

  • 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 10 July 2022

  • 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

There’s a full range of optional parking & pre or post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make it easy to join & exit – and to provide flexible options for your planning. These include:

  • Parking at Bakewell (basecamp) 
  • Shuttles from Chesterfield Station to Start

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details

Bakewell – Friday 8 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 9 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)

Full Challenge over 2 Days

Bakewell Loop

9 & 10 July 2022

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. 

1st Half Challenge 50 km

Bakewell Loop

9 July 2022

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

There’s a full range of optional parking & pre or post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make it easy to join & exit – and to provide flexible options for your planning. These include:

  • Parking at Bakewell (basecamp) 
  • Shuttles from Chesterfield Station to Start

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details

Bakewell – Friday 8 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 9 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

50 km & 1050 m

  • Start: Bakewell Showground
  • Start times: 17:00 Sat 9 July if joining a full challenger, or 06:00-06:30 – Sun 10 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

There’s a full range of optional parking & pre or post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make it easy to join & exit – and to provide flexible options for your planning. These include:

  • Parking at Bakewell (basecamp) 
  • Shuttles from Chesterfield Station to Start

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details

2 available

2nd Half Challenge 50 km

Bakewell South Loop

10 July 2022

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. 

1st Quarter Challenge 25 km

Bakewell to Tideswell

9 July 2022

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

There’s a full range of optional parking & pre or post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make it easy to join & exit – and to provide flexible options for your planning. These include:

  • Parking at Bakewell (basecamp) & Tideswell
  • Shuttles from finish (Tideswell) to Bakewell (basecamp)

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details

25 km & 650 m

  • Start: Bakewell Showground
  • Start times: 10:00 – 10:30am Saturday 9 July
  • 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 – BBQ lunch & fizzy drinks
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

There’s a full range of optional parking & pre or post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make it easy to join & exit – and to provide flexible options for your planning. These include:

  • Parking at Bakewell (basecamp) 
  • Shuttles from Chesterfield Station to Start

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details

Bakewell 25 km Loop

bakewell to bakewell

9 July 2022

Take on our NEW 25 KM looped route starting & finishing at our Bakewell basecamp, taking in the best of the Derwent Valley Herritage Way and Combs Dale. It is easy to join & leave with parking & overnight camping options available. 

Bakewell 10

10 mile Bakewell Loop

9 July 2022

Take on our NEW 10 mile looped route starting & finishing at our Bakewell basecamp, taking in the best of the Derwent Valley Herritage Way along The River Derwent. up to Chatsworth  House. It is easy to join & leave with parking & overnight camping options available. 

10 mile & 405 m

  • Start: Bakewell Showground
  • Start times: 10:00 – 11:00am Saturday 9 July
  • Finish: Bakewell Showground
  • Finish times: Runners 2 – 3 hrs, joggers 2 – 4 hrs, walkers 3 – 5 hrs

At your finish in Bakewell (basecamp) – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Finish – discounted BBQ, glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

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