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Dig Deep Trail Ultra 30

What’s new for Dig Deep 2021?

  • The start and finish location! Due to various factors including a backlog of weddings at Whirlow Farm, we have chosen to move the start/finish point just up the road to Clarks Farm on Hangram Lane. See below for venue details and directions.
  • Little tweaks to the route – in part due to the change in venue, and partly due to agreements with landowners, there are some minor changes to the route. If you have previous years routes on your watch then please make sure they are replaced with the most current GPX file. Updated route files and descriptions can be downloaded below.
  • The start. Last year, due to covid restrictions, we set runners off singly or in household pairs. This year we are going to set off groups as big as we can safely do so. At the moment this will be in groups of five every minute, although if we can safely do more by August then we will consider it. Mass starts will probably still be out though. More details will be sent out to entrants as we get closer to the time.

What’s staying the same?

  • The great sense of fun (type 2) and achievement you get from finishing!
  • The welcoming, supportive and happy atmosphere we strive to achieve, even when we’ve been awake for 30 hours :D
  • The price! We feel we offer a great value event and want to keep it as accessible as possible.
  • Camping, toilets and shelter available at the start/finish venue.
  • All the main hills that we know you just love on route!
  • The DD60 is still worth 4 UTMB points, so a perfect way to see the sights and get a step closer to Chamonix!

If you have any questions about any of the changes then please get in touch.


Previous results can be found here

Saturday, 8am start.
This race takes you on a beautiful and challenging tour of the Peak District, covering around 30 miles of trails and 1388m of ascent. If you are looking for your first venture into ultra territory this could be just the thing for you! Many newcomers to ultra running have tackled the Trail Ultra 30 and have continued to come back for more, some even stepping up to the Trail Ultra 60.


The route will be marked in places although navigation/a good knowledge of the area will be necessary. Timing stations will be in place along the route, each of which must be visited, along with all aid stations.

We work closely with the Peak District National Park Authority and local land owners to ensure the event is sustainable and avoids sensitive areas. Please ensure you help us to do this by sticking to the event route and making sure you take all litter away with you.

Download the Trail Ultra 30 race infogpx route


Distance/Ascent 30 miles/1388m approx
Date 28th August 2021
Start time 8.00am (race briefing 7:45am)
Venue  Clarks Farm, Hangram Lane, S11 7TQ
Prizes 1st Open M&F, 1st V40,V50 and V60 M&F
Price £45

Entries are currently closed for the 2021 Dig Deep Trail Weekend races. Check back soon for 2022 details and entry.

The event starts and finishes at Clarks Farm in Sheffield, where there will be camping available Friday and Saturday night (at a cost of £5 per tent, must be booked in advance). Toilets are available on site, and there is a farm shop selling local produce. There is plenty of parking available on site.

Event rules:

  • Participants must be a minimum of 18 years old on race day
  • Participants must carry all mandatory kit at all times (see below)
  • Each checkpoint must be visited.
  • Pacers are not allowed
  • There are no cut off times in place. If you believe you will take longer than 10 hours then we would ask that you start at 6am with the Ultra 60 runners.
  • Should you need to withdraw prior to the event due to injury or illness you can defer your entry to next year or change the participant name up to seven days before the event.

Entry includes:

  • Live updated timing at key checkpoints (so your supporters can keep track of you)
  • Food and drink at feed stations
  • Medal on finishing
  • A voucher for food on finishing
  • Email copy of route notes

Mandatory kit list:

Each runner must carry the following at all times. Failure to do so will lead to disqualification.

  • Full waterproof body cover
  • Compass and full route map
  • Sufficient water and food to be self reliant
  • Whistle
  • Head torch – fully charged (spare batteries are advised)
  • Mobile phone – fully charged

There are no cut off points for the Trail Ultra 30, however if you think you will take longer than 10 hours to complete it we would ask you to consider starting with the Trail Ultra 60 at 6am.


Take a look at the updated 2021 routes here:

Click here for a copy of our rules and ethos, which applies to all events unless specifically stated otherwise.

The DIG Deep Trail Races are supported by:

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Clarks Farm, Hangram Lane

Clarks Farm is situated on Hangram Lane, just off Ringinglow Road. It's location makes it a fabulous place to start and finish Dig Deep, with rolling hills and stunning views towards Sheffield. The Clarks are establishing themselves as a base for Peak District events, holding outdoor festivals, running events and weddings. There is a farm shop on site selling local produce, drinks and ice-cream.

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