14 Hours and 13 minutes ’til Sunrise !
The UK’s Favourite night races since 2012
We have had a resounding success since 2012. It is an event which participants described as “the best ultra they have ever entered”.
The event is returning home to The Peak District.
You can choose your distance, Half Marathon, Full Marathon, or 50 Mile Ultramarathon. Choose wisely because should you fail to keep up the pace the Grim Sweeper will catch you and then you are out! Your race will begin at Sunset (17:45) in the village of Hope. Hope will soon be abandoned as you make for the first of many quad-thrashing hills in the incredible Peak District. Mam Tor, Losehill, Cave Dale, Priestclliff, Shining Tor, Mount Famine. You’ll have to take them all on and win, in order to make it back to Hope before Sunrise, which is at 06:58 exactly.
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 25% 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.