The Limestone Way

4 October 2020
Ashbourne Leisure Centre, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, UK (England)
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trail race
69 KM
1 day
300 Runners
ALTERNATE DISTANCES: 27KM
Difficulty:    Intermediate
ENTRY FEE:    62 GBP

The 5th running of the Limestone Way Ultra – a 43 mile/69 km point to point trail running event following the iconic Limestone Way all the way from White Peak to Dark Peak through the Peak District National Park.

The Limestone Way “Half” takes place on the same day but competitors will tackle just the northern 17 miles (27.5 km) section of the route.

Event Summary

After a highly successful inaugural event in 2016 the popularity of this event has continued each year and the 2020 event will follow exactly the same format as the previous three events.

The ‘journey’ from Ashbourne in the White Peak to Hope in the Dark Peak uses a combination of footpaths and bridleways with some interlinking country lanes and is 42.9 miles (69 km) with 5217 feet (1590m) of climbing making it not only a fantastic running challenge but also an excellent day out in the Peak District National Park.

The route passes through dramatic dales and beautiful Peakland villages all set within a green, gently rolling landscape. It is named after the white carboniferous limestone which is prevalent in the landscape in the southern part of the Peak Park.

The Limestone Way Half takes place on the same day but competitors tackle just the northern 17 miles (27.5km) section of the route starting in Monyash and finishing in Hope.

The Limestone Way is well way marked for the majority of its route but for the event there will be additional signage (arrows) placed at “key” junctions and other locations where it is felt necessary.

This event is challenging and previous experience is essential for anyone tackling the full (ultra) distance – when you enter you need to provide details of similar distance events that you have undertaken in the past 2 years.

There will be three (one on the half) marshalled checkpoints/feed stations en-route which will provide drinks and nutritional snacks; all checkpoints will have a cut off times after which runners will not be allowed to continue and when convenient you will be transported to the finish.

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