Returning in 2022, the High Peak 100km Ultra is an adventure for all ultra-racers. With hugely positive comments from first timers all the way to elite athletes and marathon distance runners making the transition from road to trail.
The route is an out and back from Whaley Bridge to the Cromford High Peak Junction. Up the Goyt Valley, through the historic spa town of Buxton and out into the rolling dales of the White Peak. Passing within sight of the Minninglow stone age burial mound, along the Pennine Bridleway National Trail to the turn at the River Derwent. Total ascent out and back is 1780 metres.
The course is varied and has something for everyone. Run over established trails and rights of way, with a generous 24 hour cut off time to complete the 100km. For environmental consideration, we don’t add any additional signage, but route finding for the majority of the course is very straightforward. We email GPX files to all entries well in advance and during the build up to the race as well as a comprehensive race briefing document.
There will be Ranger Safety Team support at HQ and at regular intervals with water, snacks and hot soup. There is pasta dinner and hot drinks for all racers at the finish and breakfast on Sunday morning. Racers finishers medals and winners’ trophies.
Race HQ: Whaley Bridge Uniting Church, Buxton Road, Whaley Bridge, High Peak, Derbyshire, SK23 7HT
07:30 - Race registration & kit check at race HQ
08:45 – Short walk to race start accompanied by the Ranger Ultras Team
09:00 - Race start
09:00 - Race finish
Entries limited to 120
Please read through the following sections on kit, race rules and conditions. They’re quite detailed and will answer most frequently asked questions.
This is the minimum compulsory kit list, applicable to all competitors. This basic kit is for your safety, to be carried in the event that you become immobile and have to wait on the trail for help to arrive. There will be a kit check before the race. Each runner should carry their own items from the compulsory kit list. Sharing items, one between two etc is not allowed. We do not provide maps or any of the items on the kit list. Participants should review the forecast weather conditions add such items as necessary to keep warm, dry, fed and hydrated whilst on the trail.
For participants travelling longer distances. Google will show local B&Bs and parking options in Whaley Bridge. There is a railway station in Whaley Bridge, with regular services on the Manchester to Buxton line.
This event offers the option to purchase upgraded refundable terms, so that participants may be able to get a refund if they are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances.