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Race Information – Ladybower Ultra and Half Marathon

Ladybower Ultramarathon and Half Marathon 

Saturday 15th October 2022



Address:   Bamford Recreation Ground, Station Rd S33 0DA
(If using the app What3Words, use the words///reserves.surfaces.messy for exact event village location)
Start Times:
Ultra- 7:00am
Half Marathon- 9:00am

Race pack Collection


All entries will be assigned a number at registration.
To collect your number, make your way down to the collection desks on Saturday Morning.
It will take around 15 minutes to collect your number, so please arrive early.

You will only need one number attached to the front of your shirt.

Your timing chip will be attached to the bottom of your race bib and needs to be attached to your shoe as per the instructions on the back of the chip. Please make sure you keep your number on at all times during the race.

At the finish, you can dispose of your chip (we do not need to collect them back).


Collection Times:
Ultra- 5:30- 6:30am
Half Marathon- 7:30- 8:30am

When you receive your race packs, please take a couple of minutes to fill out the brief runner Information form which can be found printed on the back of your bib. This will help us greatly in case of an emergency!


Race Start

There will be a race briefing 15 minutes prior to the start time.

Required kit

Trail Running Shoes
Running Vest or Belt
Food & Water (to be re-filled at Aid Stations)
Mobile phone and/or GPS device (fully charged)
Hooded waterproof jacket
First aid kit (to include minimum blister plasters, bandage and tape to secure dressing)
Spare long-sleeved base layer top
Hat & gloves
Mobile phone and/or GPS device (fully charged)
Head Torch
Emergency foil blanket or bivi bag
Emergency food & drink
Please be aware the weather in the peak district can be varied and unpredictable. Please plan for being outside for a prolonged period of time.

During the race

The course will be marked out by Trail Flags and tape.
For marking turns, there will be tape hanging on the gate/tree/rock located on the side of the trail towards which you will be turning.
This will be Red for the Ultra and Blue for the Half Marathon.
If you haven’t seen a flag, tape or sign for more than a few hundred metres, turn around and re-find the course.
There will be arrow signs at key locations only, and there will be no distance markers.
We will have marshals positioned at key points to help you find your way.
The exact distances of the routes are as follows:
Ultra Marathon- 53km with 1300m/ 4500ft elevation
Half Marathon- 23km with 600m/ 2000ft elevation
Please familiarise yourself with the route map.
You must have the GPS track downloaded to your Mobile phone and/or GPS device and you are familiarised with the route prior to setting off.
Having the GPX is a requirement for the Ultra, and highly recommend for the half marathon.


After the race

Do NOT stop within the finish area. Please continue through the finish until you pass the medals and are in an open space.

There will be sealed ACTIPH water bottles at the finish for each runner to collect along with your medal, Love Corn and other goodies which will be laid out on tables for you to help yourself.



Address:   Bamford Recreation Ground, Station Rd S33 0DA
(If using the app What3Words, use the words///reserves.surfaces.messy for exact event village location)
There will be free parking on site, which you will be directed to by our marshals on your arrival.
Please be aware that a 5 mile stretch of Snake Pass is currently closed due to a landslide. This may affect your route to Ladybower if traveling from the North.
Please plan your route to the venue accordingly, and plan for any diversions this may cause to your transport plans.
This section of closure does not affect the race route.
Find out more about these closures HERE



There will be portable toilets available within the event village. If you live locally we recommend using toilets at home.
There are no toilets located along the route.



Please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event. The car park is located close to the event village, we therefore recommend leaving any belongings in your car.
There will be an informal bag drop area within the event village for runners who need it.
Your baggage tag is attached to your race number, you simply tear it off and attach to your bag. To collect, show your number to the baggage tent staff and they will help you find your baggage.


In an effort to reduce waste, this race is bottle-free, meaning you’ll need to pack along your own cup for fluids at aid stations during the race. We suggest that you bring either a hand flask, running vest with water bottles or a collapsible cup.
Please bring your own water and drinking vessel to the event.
There will be a water station within the event village where you can fill up your own bottles.
There are 5 aid stations along the route. These will all provide water, gels and some snacks. We will also have marquees, chairs and foil blankets just in case the weather turns. We will have marshals and medics at all of these points, please inform a member of staff if you have any issues along the way.
 We recommend staying hydrated in the lead up to the event.
Please ensure you carry all litter with you, and nothing is left out on the course. This includes all water bottles, gel and food wrappers.

Cut off Times (for the 50k only)

There is a 12hr cut off on completing this race.
Each Aid station has it’s own cut off time, as listed below. If you have not reached an aid station by the required time, you will officially be removed from the race. We will have a member of staff reverse walking the course from each Cut off location. As they pass you, they will inform you that you have missed the cut off.
You are then welcome to walk back with our staff, who can ensure you reach the event village safely, or continue on entirely at your own risk.
Cut off times and locations are as follows:
Aid Station 1- 13.2km – 10.15am
Aid station 2- 26.8km- 1:00pm
Aid station 3- 35.2km- 3.00pm
Aid Station 4- 41.2km- 4.30pm
Aid Station 5- 48.9km- 6.15pm
Finish- 52.9km- 7.00pm
(These times take in to consideration elevation, distance and trail difficulty between stations)


Results will be available on after the race.



We will have a photographer taking a few snaps of the race, which will be made available on our photos page after the race.


Social Media

For updates leading up to the race, please check out our Twitter @runthroughuk and use the hashtag #Runthroughuk in the build-up to the race.

If you want to talk all things running before and after the event join our RunThrough Chat group on Facebook.

If you #RunThroughTrailsUK on In​​stagram with your race day collages, the best ones will feature on our page!



Spectators are more than welcome to come along and support runners. The Start and Finish will be easily accessible for anyone wanting to come and watch the event.

Event T-shirts

This will probably be your favourite fitted activewear top made with a soft and lightweight polyester fabric, this T-shirt is made to keep you comfortable and  fresh on your run.

If you have purchased an event T-shirt with your race entry, please head to the RT Kit stall on the day of your race, with your order confirmation and we will have your item ready for collection!

If you’ve not pre-ordered a T-shirt, but would like to purchase one, these are available HERE

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RunThrough Kit

Powered by RunThrough, RT Kit provides the level of quality and style in its running clothing that you’d expect from a brand that has become synonymous with running over the last decade.

If you have purchased an item of RT Kit with your race entry, please head to the RT Kit stall on the day of your race, with your email order confirmation and we will have your item ready for collection!