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What are the four Peak District Challenge Distances?
Back Before Dark – 10km (http://www.peak-district-challenge.com/routes/back-before-dark-10k/)
You’ll start your Back Before Dark challenge with one inescapable and non-negotiable deadline. You must cover 10km, and try to be Back Before Dark. Designed for runners who’ve trained for a 10km run.
Copper Challenge – 25km, 9hours (http://www.peak-district-challenge.com/routes/copper-challenge-25km/)
An achievable challenge, following a circular route from Hathersage to Baslow along riverside paths and back along a hilly route via Curbar and Frogatt edges. 700m of ascent and some of the best views in the Peak!
Bronze Challenge – 50km, 12hours (http://www.peak-district-challenge.com/routes/bronze-challenge-50km-12-hours/)
The Bronze Challenge has a total ascent of 1200m and at its highest point reaches 464m. A 50km circular route taking in the valleys of the dark peak, and the scenic trails of the southern peak district.
Silver Challenge – 75km, 24hours (http://www.peak-district-challenge.com/routes/silver-challenge-75km-24-hours/)
2000m of ascent. Not to be underestimated, this route follows the easiest and flattest routes between eight checkpoints, but covers a long distance. For determined walkers or joggers.
Gold Challenge – 100km, 24hours (http://www.peak-district-challenge.com/routes/gold-ultra-challenge-100km-24-hours/)
With extra ascent (3200m in total), to make the 24 hour target you’ll need to average 4kph. The ultimate Peak District challenge, and should be attempted by fit and experienced hillwalkers who want to see the best that the Peak District has to offer.
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