The PEAK RAID 3 events have a score format so you can make them as hard or as easy as you like. A specially produced colour map (approx. size A4) of the area with the checkpoints overprinted will be supplied at the start line. For each event there will be between 15 and 20 check points. Each checkpoint has a points value and they can be visited in any order. The aim is to collect as many points as possible within the time limit of three hours. Each area is different so your strategy may need to change each time.
You can finish the events early but don’t be late as you’ll lose points!
1 to 5 mins – 2 points/minute lost; 6 to 10 mins – 5 points/minute lost; 11 to 20 minutes – 10 points/minute lost; After 20 minutes – All points lost. Course closes at 1.20pm
The Spring and Autumn Series
All events are run under the governance and rules of the Fell Runners Association.
Peak Raid 3 is a series of four, challenging 3-hour score events. Think fell running requiring good route choice and navigation skills.
The Spring Series uses the intricate footpath network around the Peak District, providing good running in more remote ‘off the beaten track’ locations. These events use public rights of way only.
The Autumn Series uses a variety of open access terrain; from tough high moorland requiring accurate navigation to more runnable areas with a good network of footpaths.
All events have a score format so you select your own route and go as hard or easy as you like!
Compete solo or run as a pair (or walk or jog)! The score event format enables route choice according to ability, terrain and weather conditions.
The secret for success is to collect as many points as possible within the time limit of three hours. Each area is different so your strategy may need to change each time. Your best three results count towards the overall league and great prizes for class winners.
An important part of each event is the post race tea and cake when competitors can share their experiences and route choices in a friendly atmosphere.
Registration opens at 8:00am and the last start is at 10:00am. Course closure is at 1pm.
Pairs can enter all categories. The category entered is determined by the age of the eldest competitor in the pair.
Men’s categories are: Men Senior 18+, Male Veteran Over 40+, MVO50+, MVO60+
Women’s Categories are: Women Senior 18+, Women Veteran Over 40+, WVO50+, WVO60+
Mixed Pairs are: Senior 18+, Mixed Over 40+, Mixed Over 50+, Mixed Over 60+
Under 18 Pair: Where one of the two runners is under 18, the other runner must be over 21 and must also be the parent or guardian (or an accompanying adult over 21 appointed by the parent or guardian) of the junior runner. The minimum age for the junior runner is 14. It is the parent or guardian’s responsibility to ensure that this rule is adhered to.
Rules and Kit Requirements
Three hours maximum time limit, after which you lose points. So don’t be late!
For all events you MUST wear or carry the following FRA Mandatory Minimum Kit of; waterproof whole body cover (with taped seams and integrated attached hood), hat, gloves, map of the route (provided), compass, whistle and emergency food. In addition you must also carry a survival bag. (Bag not blanket)
We reserve the right to insist on extra items of clothing being carried if the weather is poor. You should bring extra long sleeve tops and long leg cover with you. So depending on the weather we may ask you to also carry:
- Up to THREE extra upper body layers
- Long leg cover such as lycra bottoms and/or thick, thermal long bottoms
- A mobile phone
The Race Organiser will disqualify anyone who in their opinion does not meet the above equipment criteria. NOTE – this applies to ALL competitors! In the event of hot weather bring sun hat, sun cream and plenty of fluids!
Remember! Once started, if you are unable to complete the event you MUST either: telephone the organisers to inform them you are safe or report to the finish with your dibber. Failure to inform the organisers may mean we have to unnecessarily call out Mountain Rescue to look for you. Emergency contact numbers will be printed on your map.
Remember, three hours maximum time limit, after which you lose points. So don’t be late!
The use of GPS devices or watches for navigation, measurement of distance or altitude is NOT allowed. Tracking on GPS watches for post race analysis is allowed.
On the Day
Registration opens at 8am and you can start at any time between 9:00am and 10:00am.
The courses close at 1:20pm and after this time all points will be lost. Make sure you are back on time!
PLEASE DO NOT START without first registering and then passing the start official and dibbing in the check timing box.
Results and Awards
There will be prizes for the overall series. Best 3 out of 4 scores to count. Event results will be up on the website shortly after the event.
There will be prizes for:
- the first three overall highest scoring males and females
- each category winner
If two or more runners share the same score after the last race, then the winner is the person who scored the highest in the last race of the series. Should there still be a tie, then it is the runner with the shortest overall time (of 3 races) who wins.
Explorer Events Event Disclaimer and Terms and Conditions
I accept the following terms for my own entry. I also accept the terms on behalf of any other participants I am entering in this event, all of whom have been provided with a copy of these terms and accept them:
- I consent to publication of my name, club, race category, race number, finishing time and race position in race pre-entry and results lists.
- I accept the hazards inherent in fell running and acknowledge that I am entering and running this race at my own risk.
- I confirm that I am aware of the rules imposed on me by the Race Organiser and that I will comply with them. (See www.explorerevents.co.uk Peak Raid 3 rules). I also confirm that I will carry any additional kit that is required by the Race Organiser.
- I confirm that I have read and will comply with, the “FRA – Requirements for Runners” and I confirm that I will comply with the FRA Mandatory Minimum Kit of; waterproof whole-body cover (with taped seams and integrated attached hood), hat, gloves, map of the route (provided), compass, whistle and emergency food and in addition a survival bag (not a blanket).
- I acknowledge and agree that I am responsible for determining whether I have the skills, equipment and fitness to participate in this event. I accept that neither the Race Organiser nor the Fell Runners Association shall be liable to me for any injury, loss or damage
of any nature to me or my property arising out of my participation in this race (other than in respect of death or personal injury as a result of their negligence).
- I accept that the Race Organiser may use photographic or video equipment for the purpose of monitoring and publicity and I consent to the use of my image for such purposes.
- In the event of cancellation of an event all entries and fees will be transferred to a re-scheduled date, OR if requested, we will refund 75% of the entry fee. For all other circumstances, entry fees are non-refundable.
- Age category is determined by your age on the 01/01/20120 For pairs, the age category is based upon the age of the oldest runner.
Sport Ident Cards can be hired at a cost of £2.50 per event. Lost or damaged SI Cards will result in a replacement charge of £40.
Minimum age for solo entry is 18 years old on the day of the event, or 14 years old if partnered by their parent or a guardian who is aged 21 years or more.