Now in it’s fourth year, after the resounding success in 2012, 2013 and 2014. It is an event which participants described as “the best ultra they have ever entered”, The Grim Sweeper will be back to claim more souls in 2015. This year, is a special year, as Dusk til Dawn takes place on Halloween, so expect lots of fun. We thoroughly expect everyone to come dressed for the occasion!! As well as the 50 mile ultra, there is also a 13 mile half-marathon, a 26 ish mile marathon course. The half and full marathon distance courses will be fully marked. The ultra course will have a lot of course marking, but 50 mile participants should know how to navigate too.
The races starts and at finishes in the Town of Buxton Derbyshire at 16:47. All hope will be abandoned soon after you leave Buxton, and you will have exactly 14 hours and 13 minutes to navigate a very challenging 13, 26 or 50 mile Peak District course, that takes in The Cat and Fiddle, Shining Tor, Cat;s Tor, and on some courses follows parts of the Limestone Way.
Oh, just one more thing… It was all beginning to sound a little too cosy wasn’t it? There’s one character the longer you need to keep looking over your shoulder for. Timing his progress along the whole course with the arrival of dawn, is the Grim Sweeper! If the Grim Sweeper catches you up, then you could be facing retirement for an early breakfast (we did ask if he’d leave his scythe at home but we’re not convinced he will…each year he sends more than 20% of souls to the afterlife with a sweep of his scythe!). All we can say, is don’t let him catch you up! You can find more route details on this page, frequently asked questions are found here, and if you’re ready to register then you can enter the race here.