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Ranger Ultras High Peak 100km Ultra 2021

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Saturday 11th to Sunday 12th September 2021

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Thursday 29th October 2020
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Thursday 9th September 2021 at 13:15
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20 Participants
Entry Fees

£50 affiliated 
£52 unaffiliated

Event Organiser - Stu Westfield
07890 620274

The High Peak 100km Ultra is an adventure for all ultra-racers, from first timers all the way to elite athletes and 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 2000 metres.

The course is 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

Saturday 11th September 2021

08:00 - Race registration & kit check at race HQ

09:45 - Pre Race safety briefing

10:00 - Race start

Sunday 12th September 2021

10:00 - Race finish

Entries limited to 120


Introducing "Medals For Wildlife" at all our 2021 Ranger Ultras' trail running events...
Celebrating runners' achievements has always been a huge part of what we enjoy about organising races. Although not every runner wants to take home a medal. So after your medal presentation picture, you now have the choice to put your medal into our Medals For Wildlife box.
For every medal in the box at the end of each event we'll donate the equivalent medal cost ( £3-00 ) to a wildlife charity. Similarly if you're fast enough to win a trophy, you may return this to the box and we'll donate £10-00 for each trophy. We'll then re-use these in future races, which also helps reduce our environmental footprint.
Race Organiser, Stu, has been a Tusk Trust supporter since running the Lewa Safaricom marathon, Kenya, in 2008. All our 2021 "Medals For Wildlife" fundraising will go to Tusk Trust.



  • Ranger Safety Team Support at HQ and on course locations.
  • On course water stops with snacks and hot soup
  • Navigation course notes and GPX file
  • Tea/Coffee/ Soft drinks and hot food for all racers returning to HQ on Saturday and up to 10:30 on Sunday morning.
  • Finishers Medals
  • Trophies for 1st Male and 1st Female
  • Fastest finisher trophies in age categories 20-24, 25-49 and over 50’s

Please read through the following sections on kit, race rules and conditions. They’re quite detailed and will answer most frequently asked questions.


  • Backpack
  • Waterproof jacket with hood
  • Insulating Hat and Gloves/Mitts.
  • Warm layers appropriate for the weather conditions, minimum is long sleeved fleece
  • Appropriate footwear for trail running.
  • Hard copy Ordinance Survey type map/s covering the Race Distance (eg: OS Explorer 1:25,000 OL24 White Peak covers the whole course except the pavement section at start/finish. We will provide a sketch map of this section.
  • GPS (Optional)
  • Navigation Compass (a mobile phone app or watch compass is not acceptable).
  • Head torch and spare batteries (rechargeable head torch is acceptable. But runners must be confident that the charge will last for the race duration. We recommend runners carry a spare back up head torch. e.g Petzl E-lite)
  • Whistle.
  • Emergency bivvy bag, foil or polythene survival bag. (note: foil blanket is not acceptable)
  • Sufficient fluids and hill food to sustain you for the race.
  • First aid / blister kit plus personal meds.
  • Mobile Phone (fully charged).
  • Optional: Poles
  • Optional: Unbreakable mug – If you would like soup and hot drinks on the course

This is the minimum compulsory kit list, applicable to all competitors. 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.

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