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Dark Peak 60

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Saturday 13th May 2023

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Tuesday 7th February 2023
Entries Close
Sunday 7th May 2023
Entry Types
Runner; Cyclist
Entries so Far
2 Entries
Entry Fees
Entry Fee (per person)   £30.00   
Chris Maylor

The Dark Peak 60 is an unsupported, time-trial, orienteering type event for both runners and cyclists.

Following historic footpaths, dismantled railway lines and ancient bridleways, this unsupported, 60km+ time trial can be completed solo, in pairs or as a team.

Crossing high, windswept moorland and beautiful, deep valleys, you will pass through some of the most spectacular scenery in the northern Dark Peak region.

With no mass start, entrants decide their own start time.

Runners: from 08:00am to 09:00am

Cyclists: 09:30am to 10:30am

This is an unsupported event, with no aid stations provided along the route. Entrants must be totally self-sufficient. Runners must provide their own support crew on route, to provide food and drinks etc. Entrants are responsible for arranging their own provisions to be collected should they not be able to complete the course. If retiring from the event, entrants must inform event control immediately and in all circumstances must return to event control in person. Failure to do so, could result in a ban from participating in future events.

Entrants must carry a map covering the whole route from Ordnance Survey maps, OL21: South Pennines and OL1: The Dark Peak.

Kit Requirements


  1.  Suitable clothing and footwear for the route and conditions
  2. Suitable load carrying running vest or rucksack capable of carrying all required items
  3. Full waterproof body cover, with attached hood and with taped seams
  4. Hat, gloves and a buff/snood
  5. Additional warm clothing to suit the weather conditions
  6. Head-torch (fully charged) with spare batteries
  7. Compass, emergency whistle, route card and map covering the whole of the course.
  8. Have appropriate knowledge and ability to navigate yourself safely around the route
  9. Food - suitable quantity of food for the duration of the route
  10. Water
  11. Water purification tablets or a suitable water filter for collecting water along the route
  12. Emergency food - To be kept separate to trail food and to be in a sealed bag
  13. A fully charged phone for emergency purposes, with the number of the event control and emergency contact numbers for family/friends stored in it, who can collect you should you be  unable to complete the route.
  14. Emergency first aid kit
  15. Survival bag or bothy-style shelter (no foil blankets or foil bags)
  16. Spare money, including a mixture of notes and lose change.

Cyclists.  In addition to the above, cyclists must also have:

  1. A suitable, fully road legal, gravel or mountain bike in suitable condition to complete the route
  2. Cycle helmet
  3. Suitable load carrying vest, rucksack and/or panniers or bike packing luggage capable of carrying all required items
  4. Suitable tools and spare parts to conduct emergency repairs
  5. Possess appropriate knowledge and skills to be able to complete emergency bicycle repairs
  6. Fixed front and rear lights fitted during hours of darkness if on public roads

Route Card with grid references and route GPX files provided 1 week before the event. 

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View the Event Cancellation / Refund Policy.

This event offers the option to purchase XCover, so that participants may be able to get a refund if they are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances.

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Event Location:
Lay-by Opposite the Royal George,, Manchester Road, Greenfield, Saddleworth, OL3 7HX