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.
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;
Event #1 Thursday 9th November, 7pm
Event #2 Thursday 7th December, 7pm
Event #3 Thursday 4th January, 7pm
Entries to the 2023 - 24 series now OPEN
Throughout February 2024
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 during the cold, dark days of the shortest month. 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 FOUR levels to choose from plus, for the very ambitious, the option of trying to achieve a 'RUN-FOREST GRAND SLAM'.
A leap year special, meaning you have 1 extra day to complete your mileage!
Sunday 4th February 2024
The Winter Bash
Like Brooksie's Bash but in the winter!
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). This is a self-navigation event.
** Event now sold-out, but cancelled entries will be made available **
Saturday 20th April 2024
Peak District Birthday Bash
Celebrating the UK's original national park, with two distances to choose from
After the success of theBirthday Bash in April 2022 and April 2023 we're delighted to announce that this epic event will be back for 2024!
The Birthday Bash promises to be a challenging, fun adventure for all that take part, whether you're a walker or a runner, tackling the 35km or the full 70km, you're in for a splendid adventure in the Peak District.
Entries for 2024 NOW OPEN
Saturday 15th June 2024
Weaver Hills Fell Race (Junior & Senior event)
Get your "AS" in gear!
This category ‘AS’ fell race is a short but perfectly formed event, making for an exhilarating run in a beautiful but lesser known part of Staffordshire.
From the start you'll head out on gently rising tracks before choosing your best route up the steep climb to the trig point. You'll then enjoy a fast descent all the way to the finish!
2024 entries opening soon
Friday 28th June 2024, 7pm until midnight
The Fractured Marathon
The Friday night trail party is back for 2024!
The Fractured Marathon is an exciting event for teams or solo runners of all abilities. The innovative format has been a smash hit with participants ever since the inaugural event in 2019. It creates a great atmosphere and is 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.
Entries for 2024 opening soon
Sunday 14th July 2024
The original Peak Running event!
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.
2024 entries opening soon
Saturday 3rd August 2024
The Dovedale Dipper
15-ish mile and marathon-ish distances available
The 'Dipper' is a hugely popular trail event in a wonderful part of the Peak District National Park, based in Hartington. It is open to both runners and walkers, with two distances to choose from, which both explore a beautiful part of the white peak area.
2024 entries opening soon
2024 date TBA
Hob Hurst's Fell Race
A category 'BS" Fell Race
Hob Hurst's Fell Race has been incredibly popular since it's debut in 2018 and this year will kick off the Peak Running 'Weekender'.
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.
2024 date & entries will be announced soon
Friday 30th August to Sunday 1st September
Peak District Ultras
Truly spectacular routes in the UK's original national park
The fifth edition of our classic Peak District Ultras will take place on the last weekend in August.
The event will incorporate three races, all of which are UTMB World Series Qualifiers.
Friday 30th August: The Millstone 100 : 100 miles, 16,5000ft
Saturday 31st August: The Limestone 50 : 50 miles, 7,300ft
Saturday 31st August: The Peveril 33 : 33 miles, 6,000ft
Entries for 2024 are now OPEN
Past event held on 6th September 2023
Lyra Hope Memorial Race
5k and 5-mile options available.
Organised by our good friend Helen Treece of Phoenix Running & Fitness in memory of her granddaughter who was stillborn at 38 weeks gestation in April 2023.
Profits from the race will go the Royal Derby Hospital Labour Ward to help them provide more cold cots in support of parents of stillborn babies.
Past event held April to June 2021
Run for the Birds
Unique Personal Challenge Event to celebrate the Peak District's 70th Birthday
A fun personal challenge event for runners and walkers to keep you active this spring and celebrate the Peak District's 70th birthday.
Can be done anywhere but the more distance you cover the more work to diversify and restructure woodland in the national park will take place, improving habitats and feeding opportunities for rare and endangered birds.
There are 4 distance levels to choose from, staring at 70 kilometres though to a whopping 700k. Each level has a distance target for you to aim for during the 70 days of the event.
You can cover as few or as many kilometres/miles as you like each day and, if you achieve your target amount over the 70 days, you'll receive a specially made memento crafted locally from sustainable wood.
A significant proportion of your entry fee will go to the Peak District National Park Foundation charity, and will be used on work to diversify and restructure woodland within the park to improve habitats and feeding opportunities for birds. As well as helping rare and endangered bird species survive, breed and thrive, this important work is part of a strategy to ensure our original national park is protected and enjoyed by visitors for many generations to come. The more distance that is covered during the event, the more birds can thrive.