14 Jun

Still Time For Trans Pennine Challenge

Trans Pennine Challenge

Up to 150 places for the first ever Trans Pennine Challenge, which involves either a 50k or 100k run against the backdrop of the Peak District, are still available. With the deadline passed for charity registrations, the entries are for 'self-fund' places, meaning prospective competitors would be required to cover the registration fee.

Due to take place on 22/23 June, the 100k takes runners from Disdbury, Manchester through the Peak District to Penistone, before moving on to Sheffield and the finishing point at the Don Valley Stadium.

The distance is split into four stages, with major rest points every 25k and check-points at 12.5k. The 50k run follows a similar format but finishes at Penistone.

The events, organised by Action International, can also be walked or completed as part of a relay team. Organisers are looking to attract up to 1500 competitors. Previously, the full cost on the place of the challenge was typically £180 for 100km and £134 for 50km - split between participant and charity. You can join the event for £119 for 100km or £79 for 50km.

To enter, visit the Trans Pennine website.