Our Events


Our races and other event which involve a physical gathering of more than six people are currently suspended due to the Covid-19 situation.


A limited number of smaller events are being re- introduced from June. Details of these will be provided below as and when arrangements are finalised. 

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.

Fell Running Skills - coaching session & guided fell run

Next sessions 29th August & 24th October 2020

Want to try fell running but not sure where to start? Scared you’ll end up lost, last, or flat on your face?


Led by our coaching team, who have many years of fell running experience themselves, this practical session is for those new to fell running. It includes a guided run on a classic village fell race route and lots of information, advice and coaching input.

During the session, which lasts around 3 hours, we cover:

• Top tips on the up-hills and downhills

• Chance to practice your footwork skills over lots of fell running terrain

• Demos and explanation of Fell Running Association (FRA) minimum kit and fell shoes

• Explanations of race categories and which are right for your ability level

• Basic navigation skills

• The chance to have a go at a classic village fell race route of approximately 5-miles (8km) in a non-competitive environment with knowledgeable leaders and a friendly group!

Map Reading & Navigation Evening Series Courses

Short courses in conjuction with the National Forest

This is a series of 3 short (3-hour) map reading and navigation courses being held in conjunction with the National Forest, based from Ticknall (South Derbyshire).


The courses, which are suitable for runners and walkers, will equip participants with map reading and navigation skills, to enable you to explore local trails and access land independently.


The programme is designed to enable participants to progress through different levels, with opportunity to practice in-between.


There are two sets of courses scheduled:


The first set starts on 21st July 2020, continues on 28th July and wraps up with a practice session on 18th August


The second set starts on 4th August, continues on 11th August and wraps up with a practice session on 18th August.


The are 3 sessions you attend are as follows: 


1.         Basic Map Reading & Navigation:

The basic level will be focused on understanding a detailed map, and using it to find and follow routes.  After a short theory session, the group will head outdoors to learn and practice out in the local countryside. 


2.         Intermediate Map Reading & Navigation:

The intermediate course will explore slightly more advanced skills. It will focus more on using a compass in conjunction with the map, and navigating where paths are less well defined. 

3.         Practising Map Reading & Navigation:

The final session is an opportunity to practice the skills learnt on the earlier sessions, and build confidence under the guidance of the tutors. 

Each session will involve a walk of between 2 and three miles, with stops along the way to discuss learning points.

Price is £50 for all three. Individual sessions may be available (subject to availability (please contact us).

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

Navigation Skills Day for Trail & Fell Runners

Next course date 26th September 2020

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

The Fractured Marathon CANCELLED

Calke Abbey, South Derbyshire, Cancelled in 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 CANCELLED

Calke Abbey, South Derbyshire : Cancelled in 2020

A whole weekend of running, walking & exploring.

The Fractured Marathon
The COW's Big Challenge (various distances)
The Calke Explorer orienteering challenge
• 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.

NOTE: The live version of this year's event has been cancelled and is being replaced by an alternative format known as the "Personal Bash".

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 CANCELLED

Popular Peak Distrcit trail event for runners and hikers

August 01, 2020



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.

The Dovedale Dipper is a challenging trail event for runners and walkers in the Peak District National Park. There is a choice of distances on two great routes which explore a wonderful part of the white peak area. 
This Dipper is a popular fixture with both runners and hikers, who travel from far and wide to take part. It was first organised by the Matlock Rotary Club in 2003, who put on the event every year until 2019 which they announced would be the last. However, as the Dipper had been one of our favourite events, which we'd enjoyed taking part in ourselves for many years, we couldn't let it die. So we're delighted that the team at Matlock Rotary agreed to hand over the reigns to Peak Running for us to continue organising from 2020 onwards. 
Based in the picturesque village of Hartington both the long and short routes take participants on a challenging but extremely scenic journey through the hills, valleys and villages on the Derbyshire-Staffordshire border. 

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 CANCELLED

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.

The Spooky Bash

October 27, 2020

A 10k-ish trail race in the dark with a Halloween theme.


Fancy dress encouraged and hot grub afterwards.

Starlight Trails Relay Series

Winter 2020-21

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.

Provisional dates for the 2020-21 Series are:

Event 1: Markeaton Park on 12th November

Event 2: Shipley Park on 3rd December

Event 3: Calke Abbey on 7th January

The Winter Bash

February 07, 2021

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. 

Various locations

NOTE: Guided Trail runs are suspended until at least 31st May 2020 due to the Corona Virus Crisis

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.

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Previous Events

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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