Peak District
Ultra Challenge®

6/7 JULY 2024

Join your colleagues in the CPSL MIND Team at the basecamp hub in idyllic Bakewell. Prepare to get together and test yourselves as you fundraise for CPSL MIND in the incredible Peak District National Park! Taking on any of the ’10 mile’ or ’25km Bakewell Loops’, the 52km ‘First Half’, 73km ‘Three-Quarter’ and 100km ‘Full Continuous’ & ‘2-day daylight’ routes! With the Bakewell showground basecamp as the heart of the challenge, the full 100km ‘figure of 8’ route will start with the tough first half Northern Loop – after passing Chatsworth House and Calver, the 25km/73km options loop back to basecamp, but the full 52km loop continues on a longer route back round to Bakewell (where those on the 2-day challenge will stay the night before tackling the second half the next day) – then those doing 75km/full route options will then undertake the equally stunning Southern Loop, enjoying all of the Peak District for its outstanding natural beauty.

Upon finishing, no matter the distance, you will receive a celebratory atmosphere and cheering crowd in Bakewell when your adventure ends! You’ll get full support & hospitality, as well as other optional extras to make your experience one you won’t forget!

See below for more details – and please sign up to the event via the links on this page.

The Ultra Challenge Experience

Endurance events for a wide range of fitness & ages and the UK’s #1 series of treks & tril runs. Choose your Challenge – do it at your pace, and there’re 15 events in the Series. Our support enables you to go further, whilst enjoying the great outdoors & camaraderie. There’re marquee rest stops, lots of food & drink, medical & massage teams, with a fully signed route to guide you. A big finish-line celebration awaits with an amazing sense of achievement, and once the aches subside you’ll feel energised, and up for more of life’s real challenges!

Good preparation & smart planning are key, and from the moment you sign up you’ll have access to our Challenge App – with training guides, optional training walks, maps, online forums, and the latest news & updates.

Rest Stops every ~12.5 km with ‘major’ ones every ~25 km, and are much more than the shaky gazebo with water that you see on some events. We’ve marquee cover, large medical & welfare tents, catering services, seating areas for recovery, changing rooms, and a friendly welcome!

There’re pink arrows to guide you, distance markers, glow-sticks at night, hazard signs, and a route map in the App. Our ‘Trek Masters’ organise group departures at night so nobody has to walk solo. Our chip timing system enables our Control Room, and your friends / family, to track your progress through the Rest Stops. 

Keeping you well fed & hydrated is key. We pride ourselves on the quantity & quality of our catering, and whichever distance you are on – meals, snacks & drinks are included – so no need to carry much!

  • Snacks & drink stops every 12.5 km
  • Snacks – from the healthy to treats
  • Meal / food every 25 km
  • Energy drinks
  • All dietary requirements catered for
  • Lighter options for ‘runners’
  • Hot food finishers meal

We generally have a ~50 km campsite for rest & sleep if you’re on the 2 day ‘Daylight’ 100 km option, or if you finish / start a 50 km ‘half’ Challenge. Book an inclusive package or ‘pitch your own’ – there’re showers and chill out areas.

We’ve experienced Doctors, Paramedics, First Aiders, Podiatrists, and Massage Teams at Rest Stops. There’re ‘Self Help’ areas with blister plasters, talc, Vaseline, and tape if you want to patch your own feet. Our mobile Emergency Medical Teams are only a phone call away, via our 24 hour Control Room

We don’t want you to forget that finish-line moment – our Cheer Squad will ensure you won’t! You’ll get a medal, finisher’s T-shirt, and a glass of fizz, before heading to a finishers meal and a well earned rest. Download your official Challenge certificate when you’re ready.

100 km, at your pace, through the day & night if you’re walking.

Bakewell > Bakewell

  • Saturday 6 July 2024
  • Start – Bakewell basecamp
  • 100 km & ~2150 m climb
  • Finish – Bakewell basecamp

 

Camping options available at Backwell basecamp 

Rest stops 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

100 km over 2 days, with optional camping packages at Bakewell basecamp half way (it’s a figure of 8 route) – or book a hotel / B&B – and rest!

Day 1 – Bakewell Northern Loop

  • Saturday 6 July 2024
  • Start – Bakewell basecamp
  • 52 km & ~1250 m climb 
  • Finish – Bakewell basecamp
 

Day 2 – Bakewell Southern Loop

  • Sunday 7 July 2024
  • Start – Bakewell basecamp
  • 48 km & ~900 m climb 
  • Finish – Bakewell basecamp

 

Camping options available at Backwell basecamp 

Rest stops 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

New for 2024 & ideal if you want to ‘up your distance’ – without committing to a Full 100km. Do the popular 25km loop – and then head out on the 2nd half of the main challenge.

Bakewell > Bakewell

  • Saturday 6 July 2024
  • Start – Bakewell basecamp
  • ~73 km & ~1500 m climb
  • Finish line – Bakewell basecamp

 

Camping options available at Backwell basecamp.

Rest Stops 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

A scenic & tough Northern Loop of the Peak District.

Bakewell > Bakewell

  • Saturday 6 July 2024
  • Start – Bakewell basecamp
  • 52 km & 1250 m climb 
  • Finish – Bakewell basecamp

 

Camping options available at Backwell basecamp

Rest Stops 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

25km Bakewell loop 

Bakewell (basecamp) > Bakewell (basecamp)

  • Saturday 6th July 2024
  • Start- Bakewell – basecamp
  • 25km & ~ 600 m elevation
  • Finish line – Bakewell – basecamp

 

Camping options available at Backwell basecamp 

Rest stops 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

Bakewell 10 Miles (Loop)

Bakewell > Bakewell 

  • Saturday 6th July 2024
  • Start – Bakewell – basecamp
  • 10m & ~ 350 m climb
  • Finish line – Bakewell – basecamp

 

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

Your teams start time will be around (tbc)am on Saturday 6th July at the Bakewell basecamp (exact time tbc)

The aim is to group together the start times for (25km and 75km) & (50km and 100km)

You will need to be there approx. 1 hour before the official start to register – then have a pre challenge cup of tea / coffee and soak up the atmosphere!

Parking available at the Major Bakewell Start / Finish Venue + 25 km Finish

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

  • Pre Challenge Bus Transfer: Chesterfield Station to Bakewell
  • Post Challenge Bus Transfer: Bakewell to Chesterfield Station.

 

BAGGAGE SERVICE  Transfer of an overnight bag from start to finish is available and payable on the day

Camping on Friday/Saturday night: Single and Twin options available 

  • Inclusive packages – with pre pitched tent & roll mat (you bring a sleeping bag & other equipment). Parking & breakfast the following morning is included in your package.
  • Pitch only – bring your own tent or campervan(+all equipment). Parking included in your Pitch/Campervan booking. Breakfast is NOT included in your pitch only camping – this must be booked separately

 

Friday 5th night – suitable for anyone starting in Bakewell the following morning

Saturday 6th night – for ‘Full Continuous’ Challengers (likely to finish Sat eve), ‘Full 2-Day’ challengers (with halfway point overnight stay) and ‘1st Half’ challengers (post finish)

Your Challenge,
Your Way!

Join us! – as whether you’re an occasional walker and new to challenge events, a regular trekker, a social jogger, or a seasoned ultra runner there’s challenge here for you! – Walk, Jog, or Run at your pace as a part of your a Team, all in support of CPSL MIND. The Peak District Ultra Challenge is fun, safe, and rewarding – with full support all the way, a fantastic figure of 8 route with weekend camping options at the Bakewell basecamp – enabling you to push yourself further in some wonderful rugged countryside.

Check out your route options on the interactive map below!

How to Join

Join The CPSL MIND TEAM!

You’ll need to fill in the online from – There is a small registration fee for you to pay! CPSL MIND are covering your event fee – your booking also includes free parking.

Register to Join the team

Find the online form in the link below – once registered you will receive a Confirmation Email – this will give details of how to access the Event App (with lots of info & updates)

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Book these to ensure you can join and exit the event ‘sensibly’, plus help with any general event logistics. Please ensure that this is done at least 4 weeks prior to the event! – Follow the link below to receive a 10% discount. These can be purchased online by card.

FUNDRAISING FOR CPSL MIND

If you follow the link below you can access your group JustGiving page to get started!

EVENT WEBSITE

Visit the ULTRA CHALLENGE website. YOU MUST return to this page to sign up.

EVENT FACTSHEET

All you need to know about the Peak District Coast Ultra Challenge.

PARTICIPANT AREA

Information & advice for ALL participants taking on the Challenge

15 Amazing Challenges

Over 200,000 adventurers have taken on an Ultra Challenge® so far, and the 16 unique events make up the UK’s biggest & best series of treks & trail runs – which have also raised £50+ million for charities. Whichever challenge you choose, you’ll get full support all the way so you can set a new goal, enjoy the British countryside, and Push Yourself Further! Whoever you are – If you’re up for a challenge, it has to be an Ultra Challenge!

Map

Lake District Ultra Challenge

8-9 June 2024

100 km loop + Half & Quarter Challenge options & Ambleside 10K

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Isle of Wight Ultra Challenge

5-6 May 2024

106 km ‘Full Island’ Loop + Half & Quarter Island options.

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London 2 Brighton Ultra Challenge

25-26 May 2024

100 km + Half & Quarter Challenge distance options

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South Coast Ultra Challenge

7-8 Sept 2024

100 km + Half & Quarter Challenge options

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Jurassic Coast Ultra Challenge

18-19 May 2024

100 km + Half & Quarter Challenge options AND Marathon + Double Marathon & Bridport 10K

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Thames Path Ultra Challenge

14 – 15 Sept 2024

100 km + 3/4 + Half & Quarter Challenge options

+ Thames Bridges 25km Trek (Sat – Central London)

+ Friday Moonlight 10K Walk (Central London)

+ The Henley 10K (Sunday)

FULL DETAILS >

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South West Coast 50 Ultra Challenge

3 August 2024

50 km Loop + 25 km & 10 km Challenge options

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Peak District Ultra Challenge

6-7 July 2024

100 km Loop + Half & Quarter Challenge options & The Bakewell 10 Mile. 

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Cotswold Way Ultra Challenge

22 – 23 June 2024

100 km + Half & Quarter Challenge options.

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Chiltern 50 Ultra Challenge

28 Sept 2024

50 km Loop + 25 km & 10K Challenge options

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North Downs 50 Ultra Challenge

27 July 2024

50 km Loop + 25 km & 10km Challenge options.

FULL DETAILS >

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Easter 50 Ultra Challenge

Sat 6 April 2024

50 km 0r 25 km Loops 

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London Summer Walk

Sat 24 August 2024

25 KM or 10 KM looped route – Woolwich Start / Finish

FULL DETAILS >

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London Halloween Walk

Sat 26 October 2024

25 KM or 10 KM spooky looped route options. Start / finish – The Oval Cricket Ground ‘dungeon’,

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NEW – Kent Downs 50 Ultra Challenge

Sat 12 October 2024

50 KM, 25 KM or 10 KM looped routes options. Start / finish – The Kent Showground nr. Maidstone.

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