Peak District
Ultra Challenge®

6/7 JULY 2024

Join the Ramsay Health Care UK Team at the basecamp hub in idyllic Bakewell. Prepare to get together and test yourselves, as you fundraise for Maggie’s in the incredible Peak District National Park! You will be taking on the 25km Bakewell Loop  With the Bakewell showground basecamp as the heart of the challenge, all routes will start here – Set off toward Chatsworth House, and enjoy the best of the Derwent Valley Heritage Way and Combs Dale, all while taking in this part of the Peak District for its outstanding natural beauty. Upon finishing, 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.

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

Your teams start time will be between 9-9.30am on Saturday 6th July at the Bakewell basecamp (exact time tbc)

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!

Your booking includes free parking at the Bakewell basecamp (start/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

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 Maggie’s. 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

You’ll need to fill in the online from – there is a small fee for you to pay on registration. The rest of the event fee is being covered by Ramsay Health Care UK!

Ready for a challenge?


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 & update)


Choose your optional extras using the link below – additions such as camping and extra meals help make your event experience run smoothly and be all the more enjoyable! Please ensure that this is done at least 4 weeks prior to the event – you can book and pay for these by card.


As part of your Challenge you will be supporting Maggie’s – If you follow the link below you can access your group JustGiving page to get started!


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


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


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!


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)


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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.


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Easter 50 Ultra Challenge

Sat 12 April 2025


50 km, 25 km, 0r 10 km Loops 


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London Summer Walk

Sat 24 August 2024

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


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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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