One of the largest reservoirs in the country, Ladybower Reservoir provides the perfect location for running in The Peak District.

Half Marathon & 50K Ultra

The Half Marathon route consists of an hilly loop on a mix of surfaces including trail, gravel and road. The route involves climbing Win Hill and traversing west, all the while enjoying unbelievable views over the reservoir. From here you will descend to a double track road along the waters edge, before crossing the dam into Heatherdene parking and your first Aid Station. From here you climb once again, this time up onto Bamford Edge. after running along the top of the rock crags you will wrap around Lees Wood before returning to Bamford and the finish line!

The 50K also starts at Bamford Recreation ground and follows the half marathon route to Heatherdene Aid Station. From here you will make a full circumnavigation of Labybower reservoir, passing two further Aid Stations along the way.

Throughout this race you will climb and descend approximately 1500m, a great challenge for anyone looking to complete their first ultra distance trail race!


All routes are subject to change. GPX files will be available for download closer to the event when the route details have been confirmed.


Event Details

Date: Saturday 15th October 2022

Start Times: 50K = 7am | HM = 9am

Early Bird Prices: 50K = £50 | HM = £28

Location: Bamford Recreation Ground, Station Rd S33 0DA

Parking: On-site Parking

Cutoff Times (50K only)

For the safety of runners and staff we will be imposing a strict 12 hour cutoff for our 50K race distance. This is a very generous cutoff and should give all runners plenty of time to finish. More information to follow.

Cupless Aid Stations

In an effort to reduce waste, all of our races are now cup-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.


Recommended Items

Trail running shoes

Hydration pack

Phone/GPS watch

Technical running clothing


Trail Running Poles

ReQUIRED KIT (50km Only)

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

UTMB World Series

A number of our half marathon and 50K distance races are now official UTMB World Series qualifiers. Visit to find out more and to check what you need to qualify for UTMB 2023.

What You Get

Official Chip Timing

All our events are chip timed, providing accurate results for all runners.

Bespoke Medal

Race finishers will receive a bespoke medal as a memento of their achievement.

Fully Marked Course

All routes will be accurately marked with marshals to help you along the way.


Official race photos can be found on our Facebook page.

Baggage Drop

There will be a baggage drop available for runners who need to leave their belongings while they race.

Water Stations

There will be water stations on route. We recommend runners stay hydrated in the lead up to the race.

Ready to start your next adventure?

Let’s do this! Simply click the button below and join us at the first ever Ladybower Reservoir Trail race. We promise that it will be a race to remember!