14 hours 15 Hours and 12 minutes ’til Sunrise !
Half Marathon, Marathon, or 50 mile Ultramarathon
All profits generated will go to
The UK’s Favourite night races since 2012
October 26th-27th 2019
We have had a resounding success since 2012. It is an event which participants described as “the best ultra they have ever entered”.
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 an hour before sunset (this is “Eddie’s Hour” – a Special bonus hour of help in hour of my Father who died last year. All profits will go to The Brain Tumour Charity). So (16:48) 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 06:56 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.
We will even give you a GPS Tracker. These GPS trackers are the best kind of D of E, and for scout events. They are useful for showing people back home where you are on the course!