Copper Challenge: 25km

The Copper challengers starts at 9.30am on Saturday morning.

The Trek: You will leave Hathersage in the Hope valley and wind your way past Grindleford, along beside the river Derwent and through the woods to pretty Baslow. From here, you will climb up Curbar and Frogatt edges enjoying some lovely views back to the valley. Next you will wander through Padley Gorge, through the Burbage Valley and up towards Millstone Edge and Mother Cap.

Then it’s a final long downhill along public footpaths to the finish past Mitchell Field and High Lees, and finally find yourself back in Hathersage again. Are you ready to take on the copper challenge and can you finish within the 9 hour target?

The total ascent of the copper route is 700m- an achievable challenge over a 25km route.

25k altitude profile

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22-23 September 2017

Please note main entries for the 2017 event have now closed.

Late entries will be accepted until Wednesday 20th September or until the event is full. Late entries will not be able to get a t-shirt.

Next year’s event:

21-22 September 2018 (Entries open Dec 2017)

Or if you don’t want to enter, you can make a one-off donation:

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