Our Events


All our physical events and group running activities are currently suspended due to the coronavirus lockdown restrictions. The schedule will be reviewed and updated once there is clear information on the lifting of restrictions. Dates shown for upcoming events should be considered provisional. 

We have a growing portfolio of our own trail and fell races, and other events. We pride ourselves on our races being professionally organised and creating an atmosphere around them that is friendly and supportive. We welcome runners of all abilitiies and encourage those that haven't run an off-road event before to come and have a go. Details of upcoming events are below.

February 2021

Run for the Trees

Unique Personal Challenge Event : More Miles = More Trees

A fun personal challenge event for runners and walkers to keep you active while lockdown restrictions are in place. Can be done local to home and the more miles that are run the more new trees will be planted In the National Forest. So it could be the most carbon positive event you’ll ever do.

There are 3 levels to choose from plus, for the very ambitious, the option of trying to achieve a 'PEAK SLAM'.

Each level has a mileage target for you to aim for during the 28 days of the event. Plus there are a number of virtual races based on Peak Running events that you can take part in as you accumulate your mileage.

You can cover as few or as many miles you like during the one session of exercise you're allowed to leave home for each day. But if you cover the equivalent distance to any of the races in single outings, you can enter that run/walk into the virtual race. This is as well as the distances counting towards your overall total.

You can enter as many virtual races as you like as many times as you like until you reach your challenge target. The races are:
Solo Starlight: 2-miles
Little Personal Bash: 3.1-miles (5k)
Hob Hurst's at Home: 5-miles
Personal Winter Bash: 10-miles
Little Doorstep Dipper: 15-miles
Doorstep Dipper: 26-miles
Personal Peveril: 33-miles
Lonesome Limestone: 50-miles
My Millstone: 100-miles

If you achieve your target amount over the 28 days you'll receive a specially made coaster or medal crafted locally from sustainable wood. Plus you can compete for other prizes in various categories, including - but not limited to - the best performances in the virtual races.

Part of your entry fee will go towards planting new trees in the National Forest, providing a legacy of more green space for our community to enjoy and a positive environmental impact. The more miles that are covered during the event, the bigger the area of new forest we create.

Possibly early 2021

Starlight Trails Relay Series

The relay series with a twist

An exciting series of 3 off-road team relay races, with a twist. They will be in the dark using head torches to illuminate the way.

Currently on-hold due to Covid-19. Currently hoping to hold in modified format in early 2021.

2021 date TBC

The Winter Bash

2021 date to be confirmed

This is a winter version of Brooksie's Bash 10-mile Trail Race, starting and finishing in Ticknall.

The race will mostly use the same trails around the wonderful South Derbyshire countryside as it's summer counterpart but will go in the opposite direction (clockwise). It will be a self-navigation event, although a guided option will be available.

Due to the Covid-19 situation the date for the 2021 race is currently to be confirmed.

14th May 2021 (Provisional)

The Fractured Marathon

Part race, part Friday night running party

The Fractured Marathon is an exciting event for teams or solo runners of all abilities. The innovative format was a smash hit with participants at the inaugural event in 2019. It created a great atmosphere and was as much a Friday night running party as a race!

Based in the grounds of the spectacular Calke Abbey, the event will run for 5 hours from 7pm until midnight; going from sunlight to starlight.

There will be 10 timed laps around a scenic 2.6-mile course, which will start every half hour on the half hour.

Teams, or solo runners, can take part in as many or as few of the 10 laps as they like. For runners, solo and team, to be eligible to run the next lap they must be back before it starts. Otherwise they will have to wait for the next start time to re-join the game. So, to remain in with chance of completing a full marathon, each loop must be completed within half an hour.

Cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19. Date for 2021 is provisional.

5th June 2021

Peak District 70th Birthday Bash

Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the UK's original national park

In partnership with the Peak District National Park Foundation we are bringing you the Peak District 70th Birthday Bash. An epic 70 kilometre journey through the Peak District National Park for runners and hikers. The route showcases the best of the varied Peak District landscapes and is a celebration of the Park’s 70th anniversary.

The event promises to be a challenging, fun adventure and with all profits supporting the conservation and engagement projects of the Peak District National Park Foundation.

Not up for the full 70k? We’re including a 30k option too.

18th July 2021 (Provisional)

Brooksie's Bash

10-mile & 5k trail race in the wonderful South Derbyshire Countryside.

The ‘Bash’ was our original race and has grown in popularity year on year, due to the fantastic setting in the South Derbyshire countryside and friendly atmosphere.

Organised in conjunction with Shelton Striders and raising funds for Derbyshire Mind.

Our mission for the 'Bash' is to provide a good value event which is challenging but suitable for all abilities from the recreational runner looking for their next challenge to experienced racers. 

If you haven't taken part in an off-road event before it is a great opportunity to come and have a go in a friendly and supportive environment.

Provisional date for 2021

31st July 2021

The Dovedale Dipper

Popular Peak District trail race and challenge hike with 26 and 15 mile options

Previously organised by the Matlock Rotary Club, the 'Dipper' is a popular trail event in a wonderful part of the Peak District National Park, based in Hartington. It is open to both runners and walkers and has both a marathon-ish distance and a shorter 15-mile option.

It is a challenging trail event popular with both runners and hikers in the Peak District National Park, offering a choice of distances on two great routes which explore a wonderful part of the white peak area. ​

Cancelled in 2020. Back in 2021.

13th to 15th August 2021

Peak District Trail Running Weekender

An action packed full weekend of trail and fell running

A weekend of spectacular trail running in the Peak District National Park. Includes a series of guided runs and a host of other activities.​

Details of how to secure your place coming soon.

2021 Bookings open soon

13th August 2021

Hob Hurst's Fell Race

Traditional village fell race in the Peak District

Hob Hurst's Fell Race was a brand new race for the Peak District in summer 2018 and proved popular from the outset.
Starting and finishing at Duke's Barn on the edge of the Chatsworth Estate, the race is an Fell Running Association category BS event covering 8km (5-miles) and with 256m (840') of ascent.

Cancelled in 2020. Back for its third edition in 2021.

3rd / 4th September 2021

Peak District Ultras

Truly spectacular routes in the UK's original national park

Following the success of the ultra we organised in the Peak District in 2019, we are making an ultra-marathon weekend in the Peaks a regular fixture on the Peak Running calendar.

Although the 2020 edition of the Peak District Ultras was cancelled due to the Covid-19 crisis, it will be back in 2021 and take place on the weekend of 3-5th September. The event will incorporate three races:

The Millstone 100 : 100 miles, 16,5000ft

The Limestone 50 : 50 miles, 7,300ft

The Peveril 33 : 33 miles, 6,000ft

​Pre-registration open from 1st December 2020.

On hold until 2022

The Calke Outdoor Weekender

A whole weekend of running, walking & exploring.

A weekend extravaganza in partnership with the National Trust Calke and the National Forest Company.

• The Fractured Marathon
• The COW's Big Challenge (various distances)
• The Calke Explorer orienteering challenge
• Yoga
• Workshops
• Guest speakers
• Family fun
• & more

Cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19. Currently on hold until 2022.

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