Running the Three Peaks Challenge

The National Three Peaks Challenge is rarely completed on foot, but we receive several enquiries a year regarding planned attempts.

On the August 9th 1981, a team of five ran the entire route, including each peak, as a relay team. Following several months training, and organisation of local guides, motorbikes and mini-buses, the team ran an arduous 470 mile route through assorted terrain, from mountain tracks to city centres.

Record time

Their record of 54 hours, 39 minutes stands to this day.

Been involved in a running attempt?

If you've been involved in an alternative version of the Three Peaks Challenge, whether running, cycling or otherwise, we'd love to hear from you.


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