"Great events - so much better than normal events / races"

A control point behind boulders on a snowy day

"Great events - so much better than normal events / races"

"Thank you for a great series. I've never done any navigation events before and they were great. The locations meant that I was able to explore areas I had never run on before"


We run in the hills and we love navigating in beautiful countryside, enjoying the challenge of moving over open moorland. If you are like us then you will love these events.

For the beginner and the elite, our events will challenge your brain as well as your legs.


6 days ago

Explorer Events

We have a few new additions for the 2018 series, which we hope will enhance our events even more. The most obvious is the new 6 hour course at our first event, more on that later. In addition to this new initiative and in an effort to help you spend more quality time with your kids we have introduced a parent & child category. So if you have a child who is between14 and18 years old and as a parent or guardian you are over 20 years old then start thinking about the Peak Raid series this autumn. And despite their protests you just know that they are going love every minute of the running, navigating, and mud, and then when you are exhausted they're to going leave you for dead in the mad rush to get back in the 3 hour time limit!
Oh, and if you need any more persuading, kids go free and there'll also be series prizes.
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1 week ago

Explorer Events

A series of 3 hour mini mountain marathons taking place in the Peak District. Come and test your navigational & physical skills, either individually or as a pair, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Now including a 6 HOUR COURSE at the first event.
Sat SEPTEMBER 15th 3 hour & 6 hours course
Sun NOVEMBER 4th 3 hour course
Sun NOVEMBER 18th 3 hour course
Sun DECEMBER 9th 3 hour course
Your best 3 event scores from the 4 events count towards your overall league score.
Electronic timing, competition map, series prizes, acclaimed organisation.
Free hot drinks & biscuits on finishing
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All the latest news for our forthcoming event. To take part enter the online form or download the entry form pdf


Results from all Peak Raid events, including previous years

This is a brilliant series of events – challenging but really enjoyable. In a time when other ‘adventure’ style events charge silly money for a similar experience, the peak raid series stands out as very well organised, friendly yet competitive but above all great value for money. Well done Dave and all helpers!”

We loved the series. Now just got to get fit for next year and work on route choice”

Cracking events. Well mapped and organised. Super friendly”

Great map by Peel Land Surveys, and a very friendly race environment. The 3-hour score format is great as it means you can go out for as long or as short as you like, and everyone can compete on the same course. Looking forward to the next one!”

“And the events were great. We both really enjoyed ourselves. Lots of variety in terrain and navigation challenges. Thanks for organising such good weather”


Our timer is counting down to the next event and we are also getting everything ready to be set for the off. We hope to challenge your mind and body by give you some great running on the high moors. Think navigation / orienteering mixed with mountain craft and fun.



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