Next Race: 24/02/2024
Carsington Water, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1ST
The inaugural Carsington Festival of Running promises to deliver a slice of racing heaven!
Be enthralled! Be inspired! It's time to run!
This is a Nice Work race.
This means that this is an original Nice Work race, fully hosted and organised by us.
This magical festival of running is a new race offering at Carsington Water with something for everyone. Choose from a Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k or 5k distance and enjoy an opportunity to race a traffic-free, lakeside trail with superb views across the water and surrounding peaks at Carsington. It's stunningly beautiful and not to be missed!
The race is brought to you by the same team that crafts and delivers the Tissington Trail Half Marathon, which regularly features in lists of leading UK trail races. So, prepare to be spellbound by every step of this incredible racing gem.
The course is an undulating, muli-terrain route with a few inclines and some super downhill sections. You can expect mostly hard track and, if the weather has been particularly wet in the days leading up to race day, then you can expect mud! Glorious mud! - It all adds to the fun!
Whilst the course has been measured using GPS, it cannot carry a certificate of course accuracy due to its multiterrain nature.
But, it's still a corker of a race!
The half marathon is a complete lap of Carsington Water plus an out and back section.
The marathon is three circuits of Carsington Water plus an additional out and back section.
Meanwhile, 10k & 5k runners will complete an out and back course only.
You can view the route maps below. You'll be able to download the route in different formats including GPX.
Marathon / Half Marathon / 10k / 5k / Junior Race
Bespoke medal for all finishers
Trophies for 1st, 2nd & 3rd male and female (in all distances)
Certificates and £5 Nice Work vouchers for leading age category winners (Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k only)
On-the-day Entry Fees (subject to availability):
Half Marathon: £35.00
Event information will be sent to all registered entrants prior to race-day.
Race HQ: Visitors Centre, Carsington Water, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1ST
Runners and spectators are recommended to drive to the event. There is ample on site parking but please note that it is pay and display, and a fee will apply.