The Peak District Ultras are three races wrapped into one epic weekend of adventure in our favourite local playground, the Peak District - the UK's Original National National Park. All three races are UTMB WORLD SERIES QUALIFIERS as it has been previously.
The Millstone 100 (6 UTMB points / 100M UTMB WORD SERIES QUALIFER): Gets its name from the giant millstones which mark the entrances to the national park, symbolising the rich history of the area. The race provides a serious challenge for even the most experienced ultra-runners, taking participants on a grand tour of the park, showcasing all aspects of the beautiful and varied landscapes within it. Starts at 18:00 on the Friday evening.
The Limestone 50 (3 UTMB points / 100K UTMB WORD SERIES QUALIFIER): The plateau of limestone, which provides the natural foundation of the 'White Peak' area, is the inspiration behind the name of our 50-miler. The distance and elevation mean it's a serious undertaking, but the generous time limit makes it accessible to a wide range of runners and strong hikers. A wonderful route with something different to see around every corner. Starts at 09:00 on Saturday morning (3rd Sept).
The Peveril 33 (2 UTMB points / 50K UTMB WORD SERIES QUALIFIER): The Peveril may be the shortest option, but it's still got plenty of action. It takes in some of the best views in the area, from the high edges that run along the eastern side of the park to the deep dales that plunge, canyon like, through the high farmland in the area. Whether you're a racing snake looking for a podium position, a first time ultra participant, or looking for a grand day out with no time pressure, you'll definitely enjoy it. Starts at 09:00 on Saturday morning (3rd Sept).
All three races start and finish in Castleton, a vibrant village right in the heart of the Peaks, with the high fells and remote moorland of the Dark Park area to the north, and the dramatic dales and historic villages of the White Peak area to the south.
As well as providing a classic event for the participants, a key aim for the race is to have a positive impact on the Peak District, its communities and the local environment. For it to be an event that residents, local businesses, and those that look after the delicate landscapes within the park, support and look foward to. Our commitments to this include: