Our Events

As well as supporting other organisers with their races, we have a growing portfolio of our own 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

Winter 2019-20

An exciting series of 3 off-road relay races, with a twist. They will be in the dark using head torches to illuminate the way. At each of the three events teams will run 4 legs of 2 'country' miles but the courses will vary in difficulty.

Venues and dates for the 2019-20 Series are:

Event 1: Markeaton Park on 7th November

Event 2: Shipley Park on 5th December

Event 3: Calke Abbey on 10th January

The Winter Bash

Sold out

February 09, 2020

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. 

Runners' Conservation Day - Eastern Moors

Run & help maintain our wonderful playground

February 15, 2020

The Peak District is our favourite playground, so we're keen to do our bit to put something back, keep it pristine and ensure it can be enjoyed by others for many years to come.

This day is being held in conjunction with the Eastern Moors Partnership. It will start with a guided run of around 6-7 miles in one of our favourite areas of the Peak District followed by the rest of the day working on a conservation project. 

It is a free event but there are limited places available. Booking is therefore essential.

The Fractured Marathon

Calke Abbey, South Derbyshir

May 14, 2020

The Fractured Marathon is an exciting new event for teams or solo runners of all abilities. The format promises to create a great atmosphere and, we hope, become as much a Friday night running party as a race!

Based at the new Calke Explore Centre, and using 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.

The Calke Outdoor Weekender

Calke Abbey, South Derbyshire :.15th to 17th May 2020

A whole weekend of running, walking & exploring.

• The Fractured Marathon
• The Big COW Challenge
• Orienteering
• Yoga
• Workshops
• Guest speakers
• Family fun
• & more

In partnership with the National Trust Calke and the National Forest Company.

More details soon.

Foremarke Hall, South Derbyshire. 2020 details coming soon/

July 11, 2020

10-mile and 5k trail races, plus a  non-competitive walk in the beautiful South Derbyshire countryside. Organised in conjunction with Shelton Striders and raising funds for Derbyshire Mind.

In addition, following their success in previous years, there will be some fun activities for all the family alongside the races. 


​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.

The Dovedale Dipper

Provisional Date 02/08/20

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.

Keep and eye out on this page for more details and information on entries for 2020 

7-9th August 2020

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

Dukes Barn, Beeley, Derbyshire. 2020 details coming soon.

August 06, 2020

Hob Hurst's Fell Race was a brand new race for the Peak District in summer 2018, which will be back in 2019. 

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. 

The Peak District Ultras

Truly spectacular routes in the UK's original national park

September 03, 2020

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. 

The 2020 edition of the Peak District Ultras will take place on the weekend of 4-6th September, and 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


Entries now open.

Various locations

We host a variety of guided runs in different parts of Derbyshire, ranging from short evening runs to full day adventures. Details of runs that are currently scheduled can be found on our 'Guided Runs' page.

Navigation Skills Day for Trail & Fell Runners

Next courses 24th November 2019, 21st March 2020. Private courses also availalbe.

A full day of learning navigation skills, including route planning, use of map and compass, technological aids, judging pace and distance, and mitigating risks.

After a short theoretical session, the majority of the day will be spent learning and practicing navigation out on the ground in a variety of terrain. 

There will be maximum student to tutor ration of 4:1 to ensure everyone gets a high level of attention and has their own needs addressed. 

Price is £50 per person.


For more information email us at info@peakrunning.co.uk

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Ticknall Trail Relay


Inter-club relay for teams from UKA Affiliated Running Clubs. Completely off-road with 4 legs of approximately 2 miles. 

Ticknall Village Hall, South Derbyshire



Future dates to be confirmed

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