Where: 5 Distances to choose from (see below)

Date: Friday 16th to Saturday 17th September

Entry fee: Free from Melanoma UK (fundraising target to be achieved)

Fundraising target: £350

The Peak District Challenge is an individual or team, walking or running event. Depending on what challenge you choose, it takes place on the night of Friday 16th September and the day of Saturday 17th September 2022.  The event has been running since 2013. Organised by Wilderness Development, a Peak District-based adventure activity provider, offering year-round adventure and challenge events. Take on this trekking challenge event through the heart of the Peak District and raise funds to help Melanoma UK. 

Join Team Melanoma UK

The Peak District Challenge is a trail running or trekking challenge that offers five levels of difficulty: 

  • 10km (Back Before Dark)
  • 25km (Copper)
  • 50km (Bronze)
  • 75km (Silver)
  • 100km (Gold)

Each distance has a target time to try to beat, from 1 hour to complete our 10km Back Before Dark fell race, up to 24 hours to walk or run the huge 100km Gold Ultra Peak District Challenge.

Join this year's Peak District Challenge and do it for Melanoma UK

With your support, we can:

  • Work towards a future free from melanoma
  • Improve the quality of life for those affected by melanoma and non melanoma skin cancer
  • Get vital skin health messages out there and prove 'it's not just skin cancer'


Are you interested in getting involved in The Peak District Challenge for Melanoma UK? We'd love to hear from you!

Choose Your Challenge

Fill out the PEAK DISTRICT CHALLENGE form and register your interest in securing a place.

When and where:

All routes are circular, and start from Hathersage Memorial Hall, S32 1DU

All routes finish at Hathersage on Saturday evening, 17 September 2022 - your starting time will be on Friday night or Saturday morning - see below!

The Back Before Dark 10k fell race starts at 6.17pm on Saturday afternoon, and sunset is at 7.17pm.

The Copper Challenge starts at 9.30am on Saturday, with a finishing target of 6.30pm. 

The Bronze Challenge starts at 8am on Saturday, so the 12 hour finishing target is at 8pm.

The Silver and Gold Ultra routes start at 9.00pm on Friday evening, so their 24 hour finishing target is 9.00pm on Saturday.

The route:

The routes all start at Hathersage (starred). The 25km+ distances are anticlockwise loops. 

The Back Before Dark 10km fell race is the only clockwise route. It follows the pink line clockwise to Shatton and back. It’s designed for fell runners looking for a short, fast event.

The Copper 25km Challenge follows the red line from Hathersage to Baslow. It can be walked or run, and is an achievable challenge for those who’ve done some walking before.

The Bronze 50km Challenge follows the orange line on this map past Castleton then Tideswell and Baslow. It can be walked or run, and is achievable by those who have done lots of walking (or some running) beforehand.

The Silver 75km Challenge takes the silver route shown, covering large distances over relatively less hilly terrain. Suitable for those who have spent significant time travelling on foot and navigating by night.

The Gold Ultra 100km Challenge follows mainly the outermost route, following the yellow line shown above between checkpoints. It's the longest and steepest route, suitable for experienced night runners, and earns ITRA and UTMB points.

Visit PEAK DISTRICT CHALLENGE ROUTE for a closer look at the provisional routes. Final routes are revealed to entrants 7 days before the event. You can self-navigate round the challenge using the provided route guide, or there is the option of joining a guided walking group on the 25-75km distances.