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Peak Raid Winter Series – using MapRunF or MapRun6

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Peak Raid Winter Series – using MapRunF or MapRun6

Peak Raid MapRun Winter Series – Update on Restart

We are very pleased to announce that following the governments’ recent lockdown easing statement and in line with the published key dates, we will be relaunching the Winter MapRun Series from Monday 29th March.

We had initially planned that this series would take place from November through until the end of February. However, this was not to be and we have now rescheduled the release dates for the four courses. Event 1 Monsal Head and Event 2 Harthill Moor and Bradford Dale will be available to download from Monday 29th March. Event 3 Lantern Pike and Coombes Edge will go live on Monday 26th April and Event 4 Chrome Hill and Dove Head from Monday 24th May. Please remember that the events can be completed at any-time, in any order and as many times as you choose. The final date for taking part in a competitive run to be included in the overall series results is Wednesday 30th June.  

There are four events in the series, all visiting less well-known parts of the Peak District. Each course has been planned to offer great running, challenging navigation and stunning scenery over peakland hills and dales. All use specially produced 1:25 000 maps.

The events will go live and be available to download  from within the MapRun app as follows:

Event 1 Monsal Head – live and available to download from Monday 29th March
Stunning running in limestone country from the Monsal Head Viaduct and visiting Wardlow Hay Cop, Peter's Stone, and the southern slopes of Water cum Jolly.

Event 2 Harthill Moor and Bradford Dale - live and available to download from Monday 29th March
Undulating limestone dales and gritstone hills visiting Robin Hood’s Stride and the Late Neolithic hill-top barrow of Kenslow Knoll.

Event 3 Lantern Pike and Coombes Edge - live and available to download from Monday 26th April
Remote and challenging gritstone moorland with many excellent and runnable paths, plus the impressive bow shaped escarpment of Coombes Edge.

Event 4 Chrome Hill and Dove Head - live and available to download from Monday 24th May
Steep hills and deep bogs! Rugged gritstone and spectacular reef limestone hills, a combination of intricate river valleys and dramatic hill tops.

We hope the events offer a competitive challenge and give you something to look forward to as we slowly ease out of lockdown . Thank you for your continued support and understanding during this continually challenging time.

More information can be found here:  Explorer Events website      

Series results can be found here: Results

As always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch via:  info@explorerevents.co.uk

About the Peak Raid Winter Series

If you haven't tried a Peak Raid event before, think fell running requiring good route choice and navigation skills. The events use footpaths and areas of open access around the Peak District, providing great running in more remote ‘off the beaten track’ locations. 

Each of the four events have a time limit of 2 hours, all controls score 20 points and there is a penalty of -10 points for each minute late. You can take part in each event as many times as you wish, and at any time you choose. Enter one event or the whole series.

  • The events can be run at any time using MapRunF/6 - more information and download here.
  • Entrants will receive an email containing a PDF map to print off, the course pin code and further details.
  • Using specially prepared and recently updated 1:25000 maps.
  • There are no control markers in place but your phone or watch gps will confirm your visit to each control site.
  • Entrants of the whole series will receive an email containing a link to each event shortly before the event goes live.
  • All courses can be completed at any time, in any order and as many times as you wish. They do not need to be completed in the month they go live. 
  • The final date for completing the series will be Wednesday 30th June.
  • Final series result will be based upon the combined points, and time taken totals, of all four events.
  • Record your run using MapRunF/6, MapRunG or any gps enabled watch that can record a .gpx or file - more details here

If you wish to enter the whole series you will need to enter each event individually.

Adult: £22.00 for the series or £7.00 per event
Under 16: £12.00 for the series or £4.00 per event

A discount of £6.00 for adults and £4.00 for juniors is available if you enter all 4 events in the series.

Events in this Series

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Peak Raid MapRunF/6 Winter Series 1 of 4 - Monsal Head - Mon 29 Mar to Sun 5 Sep 21
Peak Raid MapRunF/6 Winter Series 2 of 4 - Harthill Moor and Bradford Dale - Mon 29 Mar to Sun 5 Sep 21
Peak Raid MapRunF/6 Winter Series 3 of 4 - Lantern Pike and Coombes Edge - Mon 26 Apr to Sun 5 Sep 21
Peak Raid MapRunF/6 Winter Series 4 of 4 - Chrome Hill and Dove Head - Mon 24 May to Sun 5 Sep 21