Following the success of the event every year since 2014 – All selling out, the race is back. The Peak District is one of the most popular National Parks in the UK, split into the White and Dark Peak areas. White Peak for Limestone, Dark Peak for Gritstone. This Peak District Skyline takes place in the White Peak area, but the course crosses its fair share of gritstone and moorland. The race begins at 8am.
From 2018, we will also be offering a 14.5 mile Half-Skyline as well as the usual full distance. This is designed to appeal to those who want a great trail running experience, but a comfortable mileage at a more relaxed pace. The full 50k race is very difficult with a challenging time limit, so we recommend the half-distance if you are wavering. It is not uncommon for 20 plus 50k runners to fail to make the timed cut-off’s – you have been warned! The 50K race is fast and furious, and why it’s so popular!
The courses are fully marked; the full distance course is 29.7miles (48km) long and based around a notoriously tough Peak District challenge called The Five Trigs Round; those being.
- Axe Edge
- The Roaches
- Shining Tor
- Burbage Edge
The Ramshaw Rocks, Three Shires Head (the meeting point for the Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire County boundaries) and Gradbach Woods are also highlights of this picturesque route. The full distance course features 2000m of elevation, and the half-distance 900m; the course is at times quite technical underfoot. The courses are each a serious challenge, not to be underestimated, with 7-hour (half) or 8-hour (full distance) time limit. The full course also features strict interim cut-offs.
For full distance runners, Shuttlingsloe is affectionately known as the Matterhorn of the Peak District. When you make your approach at Mile 18, you’ll understand why. The Race HQ is a Buxton Community School, which has over 150 on site car parking spaces, plus additional on-road parking. Participants will have available to them post-race shower and changing facilities, race sponsor products, hot drinks, and refreshments.
If you are ready to face the exciting challenge of the Peak Skyline then you can enter the race here.