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.

The route and checkpoints can be found on Google Maps here

The 2024 event will be held on 14th September 2024. If you haven’t entered before download the 2023 event briefing pack here to get a flavour of the event and the route. Entries open on April 14th 2024 on SiEntries.


Nine Edges Update for 2023


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 fell race, for running participants could not happen without the support of the FRA. We anticipate many or our runners 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