Adjoining the eastern edges of the Peak District is a beautiful swathe of land that rarely receives visitors. The terrain is a delicious blend of hills, forests, open moorland and pasture. There are also traces of industrial heritage in the form of redeveloped railway and canal networks. Our races get you into the heart of this landscape and our friendly marshals will support you in your endeavours. The events are low key (100 runners limit), low impact (environmentally conscious) and highly memorable.
The HALO (19.3.22)
Head into the lighter months with a HALO. Held on the Saturday closest to Spring Equinox the HALO is a 6 hour or 12 hour endurance run over a 4 mile lapped course. This is not as easy as it sounds, it is a tough course that will gnaw at your resolve. That said it offers plenty of pleasant distractions and of course you are never more than a lap away for a refuel. The HALO helps raise funds for HARP.
Black Moon Rising (30.4.22)
14 miles of trail running on the evening (6pm) of the Black Moon. It’s a marked route suitable for all abilities and it will take runners through woodland and open high ground with great views over to the setting sun on the return leg. This is a running event in its purest form, minimal cost and maximal fun. Plenty of time for relexing with a cuppa and cake by the firepit afterwards too.
Spire Ultra (14.5.22)
Our first event which made its debut in 2017. At 34 miles it is forgiving enough for a first time ultra runner yet it’s terrain offers plenty of challenge for veterans. The trail relay option also allows teams of three the chance to tackle the course. The Spire Ultra also raises a healthy amount for a local charity each year.
The Cordwell Colossus (13.8.22)
A 20 or 40 mile summer loop of challenging goodness on the beautiful trails, paths and woodlands of the Cordwell Valley in North Derbyshire.
Amberaid 30 (22.10.22)
31 miles of smiles in a figure of 8 circumnavigation of the Amber Valley (the hidden gem of Derbyshire). Expect a punchy series of climbs to start, expansive vistas, immersive forests and pristine villages. This is an annual event run with support from HARP.
The HALO Autumn Fawkes’ Sake
The HALO returns for an autumn blast with a 6 hour race against time over a 4 mile lapped course. This is one of the country’s tougher lapped events and that first lap will set the tone for you.