date iconDate: 20 October 2018  

clock iconTime: 10am

toughest icon Toughness Rating: Toughest

venue iconVenue: Castleton, Peak District, S33 8WB (please see below for details on how to get there and parking)

cost iconPrice: £20.00 (plus fundraising or personal donation)

By taking part in Tough 10 you are helping to beat cancer sooner.

The entry fee covers the cost of putting on the event so the more fundraising we receive, the more life-saving research we can support.

We know it can sometimes be difficult to ask friends and family for sponsorship, so if you prefer, you can enter and make a personal donation alongside your entry fee. Simply choose the relevant option on the entry form.

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This stunning course set in the heart of the picturesque Peak District is one of the toughest of all the Tough 10 events.

Steep, never-ending hill climbs will get the heart pumping and thighs burning.

Here are some of the key statistics of the terrain:


  • 30% grass
  • 50% trails and paths
  • 10% road
  • 10% mud

​This is just an initial course description as it may change before the event.

You must be aged 16 or over on the day of the event to take part. Persons aged 16 or 17 must take part with either a parent, guardian or, if having obtained their parent or legal guardian’s permission, another registered participant aged 18 or over.

Please see the Tough 10 Event Rules for more details

  • A fully signed and marshalled route
  • Chip timing
  • First aid response across the whole course
  • Training guidance and pre-event support
  • Fundraising support
  • Free bag-drop
  • Water station on route
  • Free bottle of water post event 
  • Medal for every participant

Will there be a bag drop?

Yes. There will be a free of charge bag drop in the event area, however we cannot take responsibility for any belongings – please do not bring valuables with you.

Will there be water available?

Yes. There will be one water station on the course and a bottle of water for each participant at the finish line. 

What is available for spectators?

There will be refreshment stands where spectators can purchase food and drink.

Are there toilets?

Yes, there will be toilets at the venue.

Are there shower facilities?

There are no shower facilities at the event so we suggest bringing a change of clothes with you. 

Are dogs allowed?  

Dogs will be allowed in spectator areas but not on the course.

Is the spectator area wheelchair accessible/suitable for pushchairs?

Due to the nature and terrain of the course it is not suitable for wheelchair access or pushchairs. Please note the main event venue is all on grass, so any wheelchair/pushchair users may prefer to watch from the roadsides depending upon the weather.

The race will be chip timed using ResultsBase.

The timing chip is a blue loop that attaches to one of your trainers and will be sent out to all entrants before the event.

 Here are some instructions on how to attach it on the day.

The event area and start line is located at Hope Valley RUFC, Robinlands Lane off Hollowford Road, Castleton, S33 8WB.

Main Event Car Park

The main car park for the event will be in a small farmers field just off Hollowford Road prior to arriving at the main event site (Hope Valley RUFC). Signage and stewards will be in place to direct you from arrival in Castleton to the car park. In the event of bad weather leading up to the event, this car park will not be available to use, in which case we recommend using local pay & display parking listed below.

Pay & Display Parking

A limited amount of public pay and display car parking is available in the village of Castleton, including the Castleton Visitor Centre car park (Buxton Road, S33 8WN – approx. 10 minute walk to the event venue) and pay and display roadside parking along the A6187 - Cross Street (15-20 minute walk to event venue).

Castleton is a small Derbyshire village so please respect local residents by not parking on roadsides or obstructing access to houses and businesses. Failure to follow these instructions could jeopardise the future of the Tough 10 event for Cancer Research UK.

Drop Off Point

Participants can be dropped off at Castleton Visitor Information Centre (Buxton Road, S33 8WN) which is a 10 minute walk to the event venue.

Disabled Car Parking

Disabled car parking is available by Hope Valley RUFC, Robinlands Lane off Hollowford Road, Castleton, S33 8WB. Please show your running number to the stewards where possible and inform them you are part of the event. Blue badge holders should follow stewards’ directions on the day.

How to get there by public transport

The nearest train station is Hope, 2.5 miles away. The number 272 bus runs from Hope train station along Castleton Road to Losehill Hall which is a 10-15 minute walk to the start venue.

Please check local train times and bus times before attempting this method of travel.

For train services to Hope station visit www.nationalrail.co.uk(link is external) and for local bus services to the venue visit www.firstgroup.com/south-yorkshire

The race will start at 10am. 

Please arrive 1 hour before the start. You will need your running number that will be sent to you in the post prior to your event.

Before the race starts there will be a short warm up and safety briefing.

This route covers a mix of marked paths, grass and some muddy and boggy areas. We advise trail or fell running shoes if you have them to give you more grip on the hills and muddy areas. While this is definitely not a course to be setting a personal best at, trail shoes will help you get a faster time.

The course goes over the top of several peaks. These areas can get cold and the weather can change quickly so please bring spare layers and dress appropriately for the conditions.

Event Day Volunteer

Whatever time you can join us at the event, there are so many ways you can help out on event day, whether you’re setting up marquees and putting out flags and banners or getting water to the start line and handing out medals at the finish. We’re on the lookout for volunteers with a proactive attitude and loads of enthusiasm to join the gang.  

Course Marshal Volunteer

Inspire, cheer and motivate participants by covering one of the marshal points on the course. This crucial role ensures the event runs smoothly and participants feel motivated. This role is perfect for team players with great communication skills who can use their initiative when dealing with anything that may occur on the course.

Sign up to volunteer

Fancy a different challenge?

We have a variety of Tough 10 events available, including Tough, Tougher and Toughest challenges in spectacular locations across the country.