The Back Before Dark 10km challenge starts at 6:06pm on Saturday 22 September 2018 for those running. Runners have just one hour to ensure they’re Back Before Dark.

For those looking for a better chance of completing the route, walkers taking part in the challenge can depart much earlier at 4.06pm.

The Route: The 10km Back Before Dark run leaves Hathersage along the River Derwent and heads west over grassy fields and wide paths. Climbing starts around the 2km mark as you’ll follow Dunge Brook up to the edge of Offerton Moor and wide undulating tracks to pretty Shatton.

Grab some water from the drinks station and the home leg of course leads through flat fields and riverside paths. River crossings provide short leg-burning step climbs for minutes at a time, and the final straight is flat and grassy back towards Hathersage. The total climb is 270m.

Sunset on Saturday 22nd September 2018 is at 7.06pm.

Back Before Dark 10k altitude profile

21-22 September 2018
20-21 September 2019

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2019 entries

Non-fundraising entries on Copper 25km and Bronze 50km challenges have sold out for 2018.

Non-fundraising places remain on 10km, 75km and 100km distances for 2018, or you can chose to fundraise, or to enter for 2019 instead (entries open now!)


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