Peak Raid MapRun6 – go fast, go easy, go anytime!

(Scroll down the page to find details for the Peak Raid Winter Series, last date for a competitive run is Saturday 31st July, however the courses will remain live until September)

MapRun is great fun and you can take part at any time you choose. All you need to do is download the MapRun6 app onto your phone, or use a Garmin watch and MapRunG, select an event and go – it really is that easy! You can also use any GPS enabled device and send us your .gpx or .fit file.

MapRun6 News

MapRun6 is the latest version of the MapRun app and is now available from Google Play and App Store. 

Peak Raid courses can use MapRunF or MapRun6. We recommend the use of MapRun6 because it has many enhanced features such as:

  • Faster responsiveness in getting an initial GPS fix and getting the best possible tracking throughout the run
  • Events can be sent to MapRunG without requiring the PIN
  • A button on the run screen re-centres the map on the Start (useful it the map has been panned off the screen)

and more.

Download and guidance on using MapRun6 with your phone, or MapRunG with a Garmin watch plus set-up and GPS issues can be found here.

If you haven’t tried a Peak Raid event before, think fell running requiring good route choice and navigation skills. The events use footpaths and areas of open access around the Peak District, providing great running in more remote ‘off the beaten track’ locations.

Peak Raid MapRun Winter Series Update

The Winter Series, which was postponed and is now more of a Spring and Summer Series, will be open until Saturday 31st July for competitive runs.

There are four events in the series, all visiting less well-known parts of the Peak District. Each course has been planned to offer great running, challenging navigation and stunning scenery over peakland hills and dales. All use specially produced 1:25 000 maps.

The events will go live and be available to download  from within the MapRun app as follows:

Event 1 Monsal Head – now live and available to download.

Stunning running in limestone country from the Monsal Head Viaduct and visiting Wardlow Hay Cop, Peter’s Stone, and the southern slopes of Water cum Jolly.

Event 2 Harthill Moor and Bradford Dale – now live and available to download.

Undulating limestone dales and gritstone hills visiting Robin Hood’s Stride and the Late Neolithic hill-top barrow of Kenslow Knoll.

Event 3 Lantern Pike and Coombes Edge – now live and available to download.

Remote and challenging gritstone moorland with many excellent and runnable paths, plus the impressive bow shaped escarpment of Coombes Edge.

Event 4 Chrome Hill and Dove Head – now live and available to download.

Steep hills and deep bogs! Rugged gritstone and spectacular reef limestone hills, a combination of intricate river valleys and dramatic hill tops.

We hope the events offer a competitive challenge and give you something to look forward to as we slowly ease out of lockdown . Thank you for your continued support and understanding during this continually challenging time.

Entries can be found here:  SI Entries Peak Raid MapRun Winter Series

More information can be found here:  Explorer Events website

Series results can be found here: Results

As always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch via:  info@explorerevents.co.uk

Paul and Andy

Winter 2020/2021 – Event 1 Monsal Head 

Event 1 Monsal Head – now live.

Stunning running in limestone country from the Monsal Head Viaduct and visiting Wardlow Hay Cop, Peter’s Stone, and the southern slopes of Water cum Jolly. Will you head north to the lonely summit of Wardlow Hay Cop and Peter’s Stone or west to visit the southern slopes of Water cum Jolly?

Winter 2020/2021 – Event 2 Harthill Moor and Bradford Dale

Event 2 Harthill Moor and Bradford Dale – now live.

Undulating limestone dales and gritstone hills visiting Robin Hood’s Stride and the Late Neolithic hill-top barrow of Kenslow Knoll.

Winter 2020/2021 – Event 3 Lantern Pike and Coombes Edge

Event 3 Lantern Pike and Coombes Edge – now live.

Remote and challenging gritstone moorland with many excellent and runnable paths, plus the impressive bow shaped escarpment of Coombes Edge.

Winter 2020/2021 – Event 4 Chrome Hill and Dove Head

Event 4 Chrome Hill and Dove Head – live and available to download from mid May.

Steep hills and deep bogs! Rugged gritstone and spectacular reef limestone hills, a combination of intricate river valleys and dramatic hill tops.

Summer 2020 – Event 4 Peak Forest 

This event is now closed.

Results for the Peak Forest event can be found here.

Summer 2020 – Event 3 Sheldon and Deep Dale

This event is now closed.

Results for the Sheldon event can be found here.

Summer 2020 – Event 2 Abney and Bretton 

This event is now closed.

Results for the Abney can be found here.

Summer 2020 – Event 1 Great Longstone 

This event is now closed.

Results for the Great Longstone event can be found here.

Participant Statement

Anyone undertaking MapRun is doing so in their own time, run at their own risk and Explorer Events take no responsibility for any damage or injury whilst participating.

To ensure that all participants remain safe and to protect the future of Peak Raid MapRun events, users downloading the MapRun course acknowledge, accept and understand the following:

  1. This is an unsupported activity and you understand that you are responsible for your own safety and determining whether you have the skills, equipment and fitness to participate.
  2. You are entering and running this activity at your own risk and Explorer Events shall not be liable for any injury, loss or damage of any nature to you or your property arising out of  participation in this activity.
  3. You accept the hazards inherent in fell running and understand that this is an unsupported activity where you must be self sufficient and responsible for your safety at all times.
  4. When taking part alone, you will make sure someone else is aware of your planned route and your intended start and finish time, you will let them know when you have safely finished.
  5. You will ensure that your phone is fully charged and register for the 999-text service. To register, text ‘register’ to 999. You will get a reply – then follow the instructions you are sent. (For use in an emergency when there is no phone signal).
  6. You will remain on public rights of way and open access areas only. (All tracks are reviewed and infringement of this rule will result in disqualification).
  7. You will not climb over stone walls or fences and will not cross out of bounds areas marked with purple lines.
  8. You must carry appropriate kit for the prevailing weather conditions; waterproof whole-body cover (with taped seams and integrated attached hood), hat, gloves, map of the route, compass, whistle and emergency food. If hot, remember – slip, slap, slurp – slip on a hat, slap on plenty of suncream and stay well hydrated.
  9. For MapRun events – Juniors under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 21 years.
  10. You have read and understood the MapRun Event Terms and Conditions.