Saturday 13th July 2019

Hope Valley Sports Club

Starting in the small village of Hope in the Heart of the Peak District national Park, our Peak X-series event is back for a third time with a brand new Ultra distance route.

The Peak District event may have the least vertical ascent of our X-series races and may weave through a National Park which is known for small quaint towns, local scarecrow competitions, and rolling landscapes frequently used in film adaptations of Jane Austen novels, but don’t be fooled these four routes will require all your trail running strength.

Our Peak District event starts off steep by taking you up the famous Win Hill, where all runners will then take in the famous Lady Bower Reservoir. The routes don’t get easier as the local tors just keep coming until the last few kilometres where all runners summit Lose Hill before descending back into the village of Hope.

The Ultra Distance has been added to the Peaks event for 2019, this takes you out to a new area of the peak district, winding down through valleys, crossing stunning streams and climbing up to Alport Castle, before heading across some open moorland where the Famous grouse roam. You will then re-join the marathon route and continue on towards black ashop moor.

Whether you’re coming from South Wales, South England or the City of London, the village of Hope in the Peak district is centrally located and easily accessible for trails of all abilities to set themselves an serious challenge. With a train station located in the village of Hope itself those in London can leave from St. Pancras and be at our venue in less than 3 hours, ready for a trail run event that they won’t forget.

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Location

Hope Sports Club, 64 Castleton Road, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 6RD
(Map)

Details

Gates Open: 6.30
Registration: 7.00
Race Start: 8:00

Difficulty

Stunning varied terrain, from rocky climbs and descents to open moors & forest. This route is technical and challenging.

Pricing

X Short

Standard Entry: £30
Season Pass: £75

X Middle

Standard Entry: £35
Season Pass: £87.50

X Long

Standard Entry: £50
Season Pass: £125

Ultra

Standard Entry: £70
Season Pass: £200

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ITRA and UTMB Points

Upon the successful completion of the Long or Ultra route, you will be awarded ITRA and UTMB points (2 of both for the Long Route and 3 of both for the Ultra Route). These points can be used to go towards any races that require points.

More info

We have 4 routes for you to choose from. Please select carefully as the X Series and Ultra Series is not for the faint hearted. You can expect up to 5 on-course hydration and nutrition outposts. There will also be prizes for the winners of each distance, male and female.

Cut Off Points & Times

Peaks Cut off times are as follows. These apply to both Marathon and Ultra races and are in place for your safety. If you do not get to these points in time you will have to be collected as we don’t believe you will finish the route in time. Your Safety is our Priority.

Marathon:

Outpost 1: Snake Pass 14km, 10:45

Outpost 2: Kinder Reservoir 25km, 12:45

Outpost 3: Edale 35km, 14:45

Finish: Hope Sports Club 46km, 17:00

Ultra:

Outpost 1: Snake Pass 14km, 10:30

Outpost 2: Snake Pass 37km, 14:20

Outpost 3: Kinder Reservoir 48km, 16:20

Outpost 4: Edale 59km, 18:20

Finish: Hope Sports Club 69km, 20:00

Plastic Free

In our quest to make this season plastic free, we ask that you run with a re-usable cup or bottle. Hydrapak Speed Cups are available to purchase at each event and online.

What you get

Free Parking

Fully Marked Course

PH & TRIBE Outposts

Fully Timed

Online Results

Event Photography

Food & Drink Available

Bag Drop Area

Finishers Medal

Maverick Ale

Getting to the race

Rail

Nearest Station: Hope (1 mile walk to venue)

East Midland Trains: London St Pancras - Hope

Journey Time: Approx

(Hope Station 20 min walk to start venue)

Local Taxis

Taxi from Sheffield to Hope Sports Club – 35 Minutes

A1Taxi’s Sheffield

01142 888 888

Essential items

Please pack:

These items are mandatory for the Marathon and Ultra routes

• Trail shoes

• Taped waterproof jacket 20,000 HH

• Taped waterproof trousers 10,000 HH

• Mobile phone (in case of emergency)

• Your preferred food and hydration to last you the race - there will be hydration Outposts on course

• Foil blanket

• Map (supplied)

• Head torch / spare batteries

• Hat/buff and gloves

• Additional base layers

• A re-usable cup (we’d like to ensure our are races plastic free!)

How to stay hydrated

Take Precision Hydration's free trail running sweat test to get a hydration plan tailored to your Maverick Race

Free sweat test