Maverick X Ultra Peak District
Just like the Peak District National Park is central to England, our Peak District X-Ultra event is the central piece to the Maverick Adidas Terrex X-Ultra series program. It is the long distance event that over the years our Maverick Trail runners have returned to time and time again. You come looking for a challenge and you are not disappointed. You come searching for adventure and you leave with expectations greatly exceeded. This year for 2020 we have a NEW venue and FOUR new routes that will allow you to experience challenge and adventure in the Peak District like it’s the very first time.
The four routes all start in the spectacular Bakewell Showground before taking you out into the National Park were constantly varied and mixed terrain will keep you on your toes. Our four new routes will take you over high moor and down through river valleys. You’ll crisscross over old railways and summit the highest peaks in the park. You’ll join the iconic well trodden Pennine footpath in parts, and explore lesser beaten tracks in others. Whilst never being far from a breathtaking view, or lung busting set of stone steps!
Our new Peak X-Ultra event will have you hit all the edges of the park taking you through; Bamford, Hathersage, Curbar, Frogatt and Stanage, meaning you’ll get a fully immersive experience and feel for this incredible place. We can’t wait to welcome you to our brand new Peak district event, with a distance and route for everyone not to mention the addition of a Team competition. Every year since it’s conception, this location has sold out so grab a place to run whilst you can. #theoutdoorsawaits
Please see below for the start times for each distance:
ULTRA - 09:00 - 09:30
LONG - 09:35 - 10:05
MIDDLE & SHORT - 10:00 -10:40 ‘
Fully Marked Course
Food & Drink Available
Bag Drop Area
Bakewell Showground, Bakewell, DE45 1AH
Gates Open: 7:00
Race Start: 9:00
Upon arrival please report to registration, which will open at 7:30am - please bring a copy of your entry confirmation. You will be asked to sign in and you’ll receive your race number. Numbers must be worn at all times
Stunning varied terrain, from rocky climbs and descents to open moors & forest. This route is technical and challenging.
There is free parking at the event.
We have 4 routes for you to choose from, please select carefully the X-Series is not for the faint hearted. You can expect up to 4 on-course hydration and nutrition outposts provided by Precision Hydration. There will also be prizes for the winners of each distance, male and female.
CUT OFF POINTS & TIMES
Ultra Cutoff times:
Start: Bakewell (0km), 09:00
Outpost 1: Calton Lees (8km), 10:30
Outpost 2: Grindleford (20km), 12:00
Outpost 3: Burbage Rocks (27km), 13:30
Outpost 4: Froggatt (41km), 16:20
Finish: Bakewell (54km), 20:00
In our quest to make this season plastic free, we ask that you run with a re-usable cup or bottle. Hydrapak Speed Cups are available to purchase at each event and online.
Your routes will be clearly signed with arrows, tape, and small flags. Please look out for all of our signage on course and pay attention to any safety warnings. We take pride in our course laying so if you spend anytime running and you do not see signs after 0.5km you will be off course for some reason, please check.
Run your own race and do not follow the person in front they may not be paying attention to the signs. Please listen to our on course marshals and take care at road crossings. You’ll be running on public footpaths and bridleways, so please be considerate to other users.
These items are mandatory for the Marathon and Ultra routes
Taped waterproof jacket
Taped waterproof trousers
Mobile phone (in case of emergency)
1L of water/hydration (Outposts to top are available)
Hat/buff and gloves
Headtorch and spare & spare batteries
Additional base layer
A re-usable cup (we’d like to ensure our are races plastic free!)
Maverick Race was born from teamwork and has grown to what it is through a hardworking family of what can only be described as the ultimate ‘dream team’.
Brand new for 2020 we are introducing a team competition across all four Maverick Adidas Terrex X-Ultra series events, giving you the opportunity to run and compete with your very own ‘dream team’.
At each Maverick Adidas Terrex X-Ultra event you can enter to run as a team of 4, whereby each runner runs 1 of the 4 distances on offer. The winning team is the team of 4 with the quickest cumulative time across all 4 distances.
All 4 runners set off at the same time then along the route members of your team will peel off according to which route they are running.
Entering as a team saves you £20 over all 4 distances (£160 instead of the individual sum of entries at £180).
So, Now more than ever before, running with Maverick race means you will never feel truly alone out on the trails and there is a distance for everyone. Knowing that your own team of Mavericks will be waiting for you at the finish line is enough to make sure you’re screaming ‘squad-goals’ come that finish line.
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