The Event

The event will take place on Saturday 12th September 2020 to raise money for Edale Mountain Rescue Team. It is over some rough moorland and along gritstone edges. Some navigational ability is required. The route is on the OS Dark and White Peak Maps, both are required to cover the route.

You choose, when you complete your entry form, whether you walk, run or climb the route. Walkers and runners largely follow the same route but climbers climb a route of their choice on each of the nine gritstone edges. It is a 20 mile off road event with about 900 metres of height gain.

The Kit

Participants must each carry the following equipment as a minimum. Kit will be checked at the start desk so please allow sufficient time for this. Random kit checks may take place and if you do not have the correct kit you will not be allowed to participate. Please bring the full kit and don’t put us in the embarrassing position of having to disqualify you.

  • Waterproof jacket and leg cover, both with taped seams
  • Hat & gloves
  • Warm layers appropriate for the weather conditions but the minimum is a long sleeved fleece
  • Whistle
  • Sufficient food and fluids for the duration of the event
  • Map and compass suitable for navigating the course. If you choose to navigate on OS 1:25000 mapping you need both Dark and White Peak maps to cover the course.
  • Survival bag or bespoke emergency shelter, lightweight polythene allowed, no foil blankets, foil bags acceptable. Blizzard Bags allowed.

The Route - Nine Edges Challenge

The route is not marked and the choice of routes between checkpoints is down to you. We expect that you will run or walk directly above or below each of the Nine Edges. Please use marked public footpaths and bridleways and comply with the country code at all times. Additionally, climbers must climb one route of their choice on each of the Nine Edges, at their own risk. If more than one route of any of the Edges is climbed, climbers may be disqualified due to time constraints.


Location  Grid Reference  Notes 
Start Desk (by the bike hire shop)  SK172893   
Mass Start (RUNNERS ONLY) (under reservoir wall)  SK172895   
Bradfield Gate Head  SK198907   
Moscar Lodge (by footpath from A57)  SK231878  Drinks Only 
Upper Burbage Bridge  SK260830  Drinks & Light Snacks 
Burbage South  SK263806   
Haywood Car Park (near Froggatt) 1  SK255777  Drinks & Light Snacks 
Curbar Gap (on footpath on Baslow Edge side) 2  SK261747   
Path/road junction near Clod Hal crossroads 3  SK276741   
Finish Desk – Robin Hood Pub  SK280721  Drinks Only 
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