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The first Saturday every August

August 3rd 2024 – 10th Birthday Bash!

Following the success of the event since 2014 – All sell-outs, 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. All events begin at 8am in 2024

We also offer 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+ full distance event runners to fail to make the timed cut-off’s – you have been warned! The longer race is fast and furious, and why it’s so popular!

New for 2024 is The Peak Yomp! This takes place on the same Half-Skyline route. You must carry a backback (weighed at check-in) of between 8kg and 15kg (calculation based on your body weight).  A yomp is a term used for soldiers marching over difficult terrain with equipment. The £5 additional entry price for this category is entirely donated to “Royal Marine’s Charity”.

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
  • Shutlingsloe
  • 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, all with 8-hour  time limit. The full-distance course features strict interim CP 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, hot drinks, and refreshments.

If you are ready to face the exciting challenge of the Peak Skyline then once entries open you can enter the race here

The Peak Skyline team would like to welcome sponsors, Buff, Torq energy, and Ornua Foods

Also thank you to the Peak District National Park, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust and The Knowsley Estate, along with all other landowners, for their kind land access permissions for this event.

Peak District National Park Authority
Staffs Wildlife Trust