Head torch lit, at the stroke of sunset you start running. There's 50 miles and 9000 ft of ascent ahead of you, only14 hours and 6 minutes until sunrise, and the Grim Sweeper is giving chase... Can you stay ahead of him and reach the finish by dawn?
The event takes place on 27th October 2012. Starting at Losehill Hall, Castleton, Derbyshire. (Peak District)
The event costs £25 (+ RW online booking fee). All competitors will get a warm welcome and a hot meal (breakfast) at the finish.
Entrants can book the package option that includes accommodation (additional £23.50) at Losehill Hall afterwards.
It's going to be fun!
More information and online booking can be found on Runners World Events listings http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/events/foundevents.asp?evntTitle=dusk+%27til+dawn&evntDate=a%3Afut&distance=&county=&area=&distanceFromHome=&evntSurface=&evntGround=&evntWheelChairAccessible=&ms=&sp=&v=2
or on the event website
Sounds interesting for sure.
The most challenging feature of the race, will be maintaining a fast rate of progress, over that sort of terrain, during the dark.
You'd need to average about 3.5mph overall, which sounds easy, but factor in the hills and the dark and it becomes more of a challenge!
Ok I'm in - love the Peak District, and the date is good
.......and I have a score to settle with Cave Dale
Well you'll get to settle the score, Cave Dale is 5 miles into the route! There are only 5 spots left for race only package, so you got in just in time Rich!
Yes, I died a million deaths on Cave Dale in the High Peaks 40 Challenge - hitting it early will make it a fair fight!!
Demand has been very high and we are now left with only Package 2 (which includes accommodation at Losehill Hall).
Package 1 (race only) has sold out, only since Monday. There are 30+ places on Package 2, remaining. I've amended the RW online booking system, to leave just that option. Same goes for the paper entry form.
Best to consider booking soon to secure a spot.
Did anybody do this at the weekend? I would love to read a race report if you did because I was very close to entering earlier this year and love the idea of the race.
There are a few race reports around already. The feedback on the race has been wonderful, despite the last few hours of cold wet weather!
There are a lot of comments in "post by others" on the Facebook timeline for the event https://www.facebook.com/#!/dusktildawnultra
Event winner Charlie Sharpe also wrote his race report, here.
Race entries for 2013 are going to open next week. They sold out in 4 days last year, and the event was hugely popular with amazing feedback.
Keep an eye on the Facebook pages for Beyond Marathon and dusktildawnultra, it's likely to sell out even fast this time!
Really enjoyed this race - thoroughly recommend
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