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 7pm, Friday 17th June 2022 


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 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.

Teams can have a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 runners, and be in the male, female or mixed category. Your running order is up to you but for mixed teams at least 50% of your loops must be completed by a female.  Individual runners can not be part of more than one team on the night.


Solo Runners

Lower price based on UKA/TRA Affiliated Runners paying in advance.

Unaffiliated: £2 supplement 

Pay on the day (if available): £5 supplement

Minimum age on race day is 18

No dogs permitted under UK Athletics Rules

UKA/TRA Affiliated

If you are UK Athletics Affiliated or a Trail Running Association member apply the discount coupon code below to avoid paying an unaffiliated supplement. Note: you’ll need to provide you UKA/TRA numbers in the registration form. 


Coupon code for UKA/TRA = FMS-AFF

£25 - £27

Each race will take place in accordance with UK Athletics rules, under Permits issued by the Trail Running Association. Permit number: TBC

Team Entry

£45 - £55

Lower price based on UKA/TRA Affiliated Runners paying in advance.

Unaffiliated: £2 supplement per runner 

Pay on the day (if available): £5 supplement per team 

Entry Process

1. Team Captain (or Club/Group Co-Ordinator) purchases entry using the button below (details of team members not required at this stage). 

2. Team Captain to complete a Team Declaration Form with full details of individual team members (including UKA/TRA affiliation numbers where applicable) at least 72 hours (3-days) prior to the race. A link to the Team Declaration Form will be emailed to Team Captains.

Minimum age on race day is 16 for team member running no more than 2 laps, or 18  otherwise.  Team Captains must be 18+.

No dogs permitted under UK Athletics Rules.

UKA/TRA Affiliated

When entering, the system will apply the unaffiliated supplements for all runners in a full team of 5 by default. If your team members will all be UK Athletics affiliated or Trail Running Association members OR a mixture, apply the appropriate discount coupon codes before pressing the ‘Pay Now’ button to ensure you pay the correct amount. Note: you’ll need to provide you UKA/TRA numbers in the Team Declaration form mentioned above. 


No unaffiliated runners = FMT-UA0

1 unaffiliated runners = FMT-UA1

2 unaffiliated runners = FMT-UA2

3 unaffiliated runners = FMT-UA3

4 unaffiliated runners = FMT-UA4


Race Venue

The event will take place in the spectacular Calke Park in South Derbyshire. Post Code DE73 7LE

On the Day

Registration and race number collection will take place between 5:00 and 6:30pm.  

There will be a short walk to the starting point, so please try and arrive in plenty of time as races will start at 7pm sharp.

Parking: Car parking is available in the main car park at Calke Abbey. We request a £3 donation per car (payable on the day) which is passed on to the National Trust to help with upkeep of the park.  

Toilets & Changing: Public toilets are close to the main car park. There are no specific changing facilities..

Registration: Adjacent to the start/finish area.

Start/Finish: The open area adjacent to the main building and car park. There will be signs to guide participants there.

Race Route: The route is 2.6 miles and completely within Calke Park, with some of it across private land that we have special permission to use. Underfoot there is a combination of purpose made hard-packed trails, tarmac, woodland tracks and grass, some of which is long and/or uneven.  As well as some nice downhill stretches, there are some tough little climbs.   

Categories and Prizes


Teams can be entered in the following categories:

  • Male

  • Female

  • Mixed (at least 50% of loops must be run by a female runner)


There will be prizes for the fastest accumulative marathons for teams in each category and solo runners.


Plus there are opportunities for individuals to achieve distance personal bests in a fun way (e.g. run your first half marathon, full marathon or other distance), or for team / club-mates to have a competition amongst themselves.


There may be non-running related spot prizes, such as best fancy dress! 

Terms & Conditions

Entries are not refundable but may be transferred to another runner/team captain up to 1 week prior to the event without additional charge. Transfer requests should be sent by email to by the original entrant.

Our general terms and conditions in other respects. These can be viewed here.

Previous Races Results




Frequently Asked Questions