** IMPORTANT : COVID-19 **
Our physical events are back with safeguards in place. Participant guidance is available HERE
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.
Next race Thurs 6th January 2022
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.
Race 1: Thurs 4th November 2021 at Shipley Park
Race 2: Thurs 2nd December 2021 at Markeaton Park
Race 3: Thurs 6th January 2021 at Calke Abbey
Entries still available for race 3
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 3 levels to choose from plus, for the very ambitious, the option of trying to achieve a 'PEAK SLAM'.
After its outstanding success in 2021, Run for the Trees will be back in 2022
27th February 2022
The Winter Bash
Like Brookie'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). It will be a self-navigation event, although a guided option will be available.
Entries now open
9th April 2022
Peak District 70th Birthday Bash
Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the UK's original national park
Peak Running in partnership with the Peak District National Park Foundation charity are bringing you the Peak District 70th Birthday Bash. An epic 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.
Based in Castleton, the full route is appropriately 70 kilometres (43.5 miles) in length and will take you on a spectacular journey around the central Peak District. This is accompanied by a shorter option over half the distance (35km / 22.75-miles).
The event promises to be a challenging, fun adventure for all that take part, with all profits supporting the conservation and engagement projects of the Peak District National Park Foundation.
Entries open 9th December 2021
17th June 2022 (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 5pm until 10pm; 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.
A few entries still available
1st July 2022 (provisional)
Weaver Hills Fell Race
A brand new traditional fell race
This new category ‘AS’ fell race is a short but perfectly formed event that will make for an exhilarating Friday night out 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!
17th July 2022 (provisional)
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.
6th August 2022 (provisional)
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.
2021 event cancelled. Will be back in 2022
12th to 14th August 2022 (Provisional)
Peak District Trail Running Weekender
An action packed full weekend of trail and fell running
Come and join us for a weekend of spectacular running in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park. Staying on the edge of the famous Chatsworth Estate, you’ll be able to take part in a fell race, stunning guided trail runs and enjoy a host of other activities in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Guided runs taking in some of the best countryside in England
Entry to our very own Hob Hurst's Fell Race
A range of other activities throughout the weekend
Fully catered accommodation at the wonderful Dukes Barn in the historic village of Beeley
2022 Opening Soon
12th August 2022 (Provisional)
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.
A few more entries released
2nd / 3rd September 2022
Peak District Ultras
Truly spectacular routes in the UK's original national park
The third edition of our classic Peak District Ultras will be in September 2022.
The event will incorporate three races, all of which are UTMB World Series Qualifiers.
The Millstone 100 : 100 miles, 16,5000ft
The Limestone 50 : 50 miles, 7,300ft
The Peveril 33 : 33 miles, 6,000ft
Entries open from 9am on 11th Sept 2021
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.