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DIG Deep Trail 12.12

DIG Deep Trail 12.12 : Enter Here

2019 results are here!

August 30th, 2020. 9am start.
It’s a classic!
Seasoned trail runners and those new to off-road running will find the 12.12 Trail has something for everyone. Stunning trails, technical in some places, fast hard packed running in others. Runnable climbs and swooping downhills will bring a smile to your face. It’s no wonder this race has runners returning year after year.

This 12.12 mile (19.5km) route takes in some of the best scenery on the edge of the Peak District, following trails over rolling hills from Whirlow Hall Farm and back. Challenging, yet runnable, the Trail 12.12 is once again proving to be a popular addition to many runners calendar. It’s easy to see why.
Part of the DIG Deep Running Weekend which kicks off on Friday evening with guest speakers talking running and their adventures. Look out for updates.
The whole weekend will be supported by lead partner Scott Running.

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 12.12 race infogpx route – 12.12 route map

Event Sponsors – where would we be without their continued support? Each will be contributing to the prize pool and also the spot prizes.






Distance/Ascent 12.12 miles/633m approx
Date 30/08/2020
Start time 9.00am (race briefing 8:45am)
Venue Whirlow Hall Farm, Whirlow Lane, Sheffield, S11 9QF
Prizes 1st-3rd Open M&F, 1st V40,V50 and V60 M&F
Price £25

Enter the Trail 12.12

The route will be mostly marked but navigation/a good knowledge of the area may be necessary in poor weather.

The event starts and finishes at Whirlow Farm Hall in Sheffield, where there will be camping available Friday night (at a cost of £5 per tent, must be booked in advance). Toilets and changing facilities are available on site, and there will be food and drink available to purchase. There is plenty of parking available on site.

Race packs can be collected from Whirlow Hall Farm from 3-8pm on the 28th. For the Trail 12.12, race registration will be open 7:30-8:30am on the 30th.

Event rules:

  • Participants must be a minimum of 18 years old on race day
  • Participants must carry all mandatory kit as decided by the race director (see below)
  • Pacers are not allowed
  • 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:

  • Marked route and timing
  • Food and drink at feed stations
  • Medal on finishing

Mandatory kit:

Please note the need to carry kit for the 12.12 is down to the discretion of the race director on the morning of the event, but please come prepared to carry all of the following:

  • Full waterproof body cover
  • Sufficient water and food to be self reliant
  • Whistle
  • Mobile phone – fully charged

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:


Chia Charge Riverford

Whirlow Hall Farm Trust

Whirlow Hall Farm works directly with children across South Yorkshire; whether it’s developing a healthy relationship with food, seeing an animal for the first time or helping to get their lives back on track.

Together, we help thousands of local children and young people to raise their aspirations and improve their life chances.

To find out more, visit

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