Challenge Options

28 - 29 JUNE 2025

The Peak District Ultra Challenge starts and finishes at our basecamp hub in Bakewell – with a ‘figure of 8’ route. 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. With 25 km & 10 mile options, camping across the weekend for you & your supporters + a bar and entertainment – it will be a weekend to remember!

Full Continuous
100 km

Bakewell Figure of 8

28 - 29 JUNE 2025

Join us for the full 100 km challenge – setting out from Bakewell Showground where we have our basecamp for the weekend with a range of camping options. It’s a figure of 8 route taking you on an adventure in the north & south of the Peak District. You’ll be stopping every ~12 – 13 km for refreshments & whatever support you need, with a main half way stop back in Bakewell – before heading out on the trails of the 2nd half of this amazing challenge. A massive welcome awaits as you cross that finish line, in Bakewell once again!

100 km & ~2150 metres

  • Start: Bakewell Showground
  • Start times: 7am for runners, 7am – 9am for joggers & walkers
  • 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
  • 52 km – hot meal
  • 74 km – brunch/ lunch
  • 100 km – cooked breakfast/ hot meal
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

As your challenge starts & finishes at Bakewell Showground you can either park here all weekend, or be dropped off & picked up. The venue is a short walk from the town centre.

  • Parking at Bakewell (basecamp) 
  • Bus transfer from Chesterfield Station

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details

Bakewell – Fri 27 / Sat 28 June 2025

  • Camp with us before or after 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 – 52 km & ~1250 metres

Day 2 – 48 km & ~900 metres

Day 1 – Sat 28 June

  • Start: Bakewell Showground
  • Start times: 7am for runners, 7am-9am for joggers & walkers
  • Finish: Bakewell Showground
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7- 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 17 hrs
  • Overnight: camp option at our basecamp (see Bookable Extras)

 

Day 2 – Sun 29 June 

  • Start: Bakewell Showground
  • Start times: 6- 6.30am 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
  • 52 km – hot meal
  • 74 km – brunch/ lunch
  • 100 km – hot meal
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

As your challenge starts & finishes in Bakewell Showground you can either park here all weekend, or be dropped off & picked up. The venue is a short walk from the town centre.

  • Parking at Bakewell basecamp
  • Bus transfers from Chesterfield Station 

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details

Bakewell – Fri 27 June

  • 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 28 June

  • Camp at the ‘halfway’ pint of your challenge!
  • 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 2 Day Daylight
100 km

Bakewell Figure of 8

28 & 29 june 2025

The 2 Day Full 100km Challenge breaks down the route into two ‘halves’ of 52 km on Day 1 starting & finishing at our basecamp in Bakewell, and then 48 km on Day 2. You’ll 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. 

3/4 Challenge
73 km - New

Bakewell to bakewell

28 - 29 june 2025

A perfect choice if you’ve done a Half Challenge before – and want to ‘up’ the distance without committing to a ‘Full’ option. The route is 3/4 of the Full Challenge – starts at Bakewell with the 25 km loop, and then on through the Peak District with the 2nd 1/2 of the Full Challenge – and back to Bakewell after a tough 73 km. Do it as a ‘Continuous’ challenge – OR rest overnight after the 1st 25 km & camp at our Bakewell basecamp (or hotel/ B&B) – and do the remaining 48 km (2nd half) on Sunday morning.

  • Start: Bakewell Showground
  • Start times: 9:30am – 10:30am
  • Finish: Bakewell Showground
  • Finish times: Runners 7 – 12 hrs, joggers 12 – 16 hrs, walkers 16 – 30 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
  • 47 km – hot food / lunch
  • 73 km – Hot meal
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

As your challenge starts & finishes in Bakewell Showground you can either park here all weekend, or be dropped off & picked up. The venue is also a short walk into Bakewell town centre.

  • Parking at Bakewell (basecamp) 
  • Bus transfers from Chesterfield Station

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details

Bakewell – Fri 27 / Sat 28 June

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

Bakewell – Saturday 28 June (option)

  • Return to your tent from night before – or just book (if you want to rest overnight after your first 25 km – or if you are ‘fast’ – and finish on Saturday evening)
  • Hot showers, refreshments, rest areas & more
  • Breakfast Sunday morning before setting off

Visit ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details 

2 available

1st 1/2 CHALLENGE
52 KM

Bakewell North Loop

Sat 28 June 2025

The fantastic 1st Half Peak District loop will start and finish from our basecamp in Bakewell, the route is perhaps the toughest loop (of the 2) with a few steep ascents and descents taking you into the heart of this beautiful and varied landscape. 

52 km & ~1250 metres 

  • Start: Bakewell Showground
  • Start times: 7am for runners, 7 – 9am for joggers & walkers
  • 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
  • 53 km – hot meal
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

As your challenge starts & finishes in Bakewell Showground you can either park here all weekend, or be dropped off & picked up. The venue is also a short walk into Bakewell town centre.

  • Parking at Bakewell (basecamp) 
  • Bus transfers from Chesterfield Station

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details

Bakewell – Fri 27 June

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

Bakewell – Sat 28 June

  • Return to your tent from night before (or just book one)
  • Hot showers, refreshments, rest areas & more
  • Breakfast Sunday morning before setting off

Visit ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details 

2 available

48 km & ~900 metres

  • Start: Bakewell basecamp
  • Start times: Sat 6 July  – start 10am walkers/11am runners – or join up with a Full Challenger – or Sunday 7 July between 6 – 7am
  • Finish: Bakewell basecamp (48 km)
  • 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
  • 48 km – hot meal
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

As your challenge starts & finishes in Bakewell Showground you can either park here all weekend, or be dropped off & picked up. The venue is also a short walk into Bakewell town centre.

  • Parking at Bakewell (basecamp) 
  • Bus transfer from Chesterfield Station

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details

Bakewell – Fri 27 / Sat 28 June

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

Bakewell – Saturday 28 June (option)

  • Camp before your challenge (if Sunday start) – OR after if Saturday start
  • Hot showers, refreshments, rest areas & more
  • Breakfast Sunday morning before setting off

Visit ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details 

2 available

2nd 1/2 CHALLENGE
48 KM

Bakewell South Loop

sat 28 / sun 29 june 2025

A great option if you want to join someone on the Full Challenge on Saturday evening to finish with them, or set off with most others on Saturday morning or early Sunday morning on your own fantastic challenge on the Sunday. A start at Bakewell – and then some fantastic southern Peaks scenery on the way back to the very welcome finish line and celebration back at Bakewell basecamp.

Bakewell 25 km Loop

bakewell to bakewell

Sat 28 June 2025

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

25 km & 600 metres

  • Start: Bakewell Showground
  • Start times: 9:30 – 10:30am Saturday 28 June
  • Finish: Bakewell Showground
  • 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 – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

As your challenge starts & finishes in Bakewell Showground you can either park here all weekend, or be dropped off & picked up. The venue is also a short walk into Bakewell town centre.

  • Parking at Bakewell (basecamp) 
  • Bus transfers from Chesterfield Station

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details

10 mile & 405 m

  • Start: Bakewell Showground
  • Start times: 10:30 – 11:30am Saturday 28 June
  • 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. 

  •  Rest stop at 5 miles (snacks & drinks)
  • Finish – picnic, glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

As your challenge starts & finishes in Bakewell Showground you can either park here all weekend, or be dropped off & picked up. The venue is also a short walk into Bakewell town centre.

  • Parking at Bakewell (basecamp)
  • Bus transfer from Chesterfield Station

 

See bookable extras for full details

Bakewell 10

10 mile Bakewell Loop

Sat 6 July 2024

Take on our 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. 

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