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Our Events


Please see our latest COVID-19 statement regarding the impact of the national 'lockdown' in England from 5th November 2020 HERE.

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.

Various locations and dates

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.

Fell Running Skills - coaching session & guided fell run

Dates for next sessions to be confirmed

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!

Navigation Skills Day for Trail & Fell Runners

Next course date to be confirmed

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.


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Starlight Trails Series

Winter 2020-21 - Dates to be confirmed

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

Provisional dates for the 2020-21 Series are:

Event 1: Shipley Park on 3rd December

Event 2: Markeaton Park on 7th January

Event 3: Venue TBC on 4th February

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. 

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

Popular Peak Distrcit trail event for runners and hikers

July 30, 2021

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. 

13-15th August 2021

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. 

Dukes Barn, Beeley, Derbyshire.

August 12, 2021

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. 

The Peak District Ultras

Truly spectacular routes in the UK's original national park

September 02, 2021

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.

The Spooky Bash CANCELLED

October 27, 2020

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


Fancy dress encouraged and hot grub afterwards.

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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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