The event is organised by Wilderness Development in aid of multiple charities, including SANE: Changing mental health for good

Back Before Dark – 10km

You’ll start your Back Before Dark challenge with one inescapable and non-negotiable deadline. You must cover 10km, and try to be Back Before Dark. Sunset on 21 September 2019 is at 7.07pm.

Designed for runners who’ve trained for a 10km run.

Back Before Dark 10km info

Copper Challenge – 25km, 9 hours

An achievable challenge, following a circular route from Hathersage to Baslow along riverside paths and back along a hilly route via Curbar and Frogatt edges.

700m of ascent and some of the best views in the Peak!

Copper Challenge info

Bronze Challenge – 50km, 12 hours

The Bronze Challenge has a total ascent of 1200m and at its highest point reaches 464m.

A 50km circular route taking in the valleys of the dark peak, and the scenic trails of the southern peak district.

Bronze Challenge info

Silver Challenge – 75km, 24 hours 

2000m of ascent. Not to be underestimated, this route follows the easiest and flattest routes between eight checkpoints, but covers a long distance. For determined walkers or joggers.

Hope Valley – Ladybower Valley – Castleton – Tideswell – Baslow – Hope Valley

Silver Challenge info

Gold Challenge – 100km, 24 hours

With extra ascent (3200m in total), to make the 24 hour target you’ll need to average 4kph. The ultimate Peak District challenge, and should be attempted by fit and experienced hillwalkers who want to see the best that the Peak District has to offer. You’ll visit high points and viewpoints on your way between checkpoints, and there is a lot of climbing involved. Gold Challenge info

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