The Challenge

Is a 20 mile off road route with about 900 metres of height gain traversing the high moorland and gritstone edges from Fairholmes to the Robin Hood PH near Birchen Edge. You can choose to run, walk or climb.

All being well the 2022 event will be held on 10th September 2022. If you are new to the event see below for an idea of what to expect on the day and also download the 2021 briefing pack here.

Nine Edges Update 2021


Reasons to accept the challenge

  • Having fun whilst raising funds for Edale Mountain Rescue Team
  • Checkpoints en route with water, bananas and jelly babies
  • Meet team members and supporters
  • A free drink in the Robin Hood Inn at the finish
  • Bus transport back to Fairholmes to collect your car


The Fell Running Association (FRA)

The event could not happen without the support of the FRA who provide insurance for the event allowing it to go ahead.  We anticipate many or our participants are members. but if you are not a member please consider joining.  FRA members provide many events each year and it is only possible with the support of participants who are also members.  £16 well spent. Join the FRA here


If you require assistance from Mountain Rescue:

DIAL 999

Ask for Police & Mountain Rescue

Give the operator the exact location of the incident, the nature of any injuries, the number of casualties and your phone number

Stay near your telephone and stay put until told otherwise