Next Race: 07/04/2024
Bakewell Station, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1GE
Take to one of the most iconic trails of the Peak District for stunning and traffic-free racing joy!
This is a Nice Work race
This means that it is an original Nice Work race, fully hosted and organised by us.
This one is a corker. Traffic free and with a flat-ish surface throughout, the Monsal Trail is made up from a former Midland railway line taking you through four railway tunnels and across the spectacular Monsal Viaduct. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, this half marathon is ideal for Spring marathon training. It's suitable for experienced runners but also a great introduction to the half marathon distance for runners of all abilities.
Or, perhaps you fancy the 10k option...?
A racing treat at any distance, you'll want to join us for this sell-out race!
The race starts and finishes at Bakewell Station and heads along the Monsal Trail to a turnaround point at Miller’s Dale, before returning to Bakewell and the finish. The course is multi terrain, on a mixture of tarmac and hard track.
Runners in the 10k will be following the same half marathon route, but turn at the 5k mark (inside the first tunnel) to return back to the finish at Bakewell Station.
The course will be traffic-free but will be used by other Trail users including walkers, dog walkers, horses and cyclists. We ask that all runners keep to the left hand side of the trail, to be aware of, and respect, other trail users and take extra care where the trail narrows.
You can view the route maps below. You'll be able to download the route in different formats including GPX.
Half Marathon / 10K
Bespoke medal for all finishers.
Trophy with certficate & £5 voucher prize for 1st, 2nd & 3rd male & female winners (both distances)
Certificates and £5 voucher prize for 1st male & female age group categories (both distances)
On-the-day Entry Fees (subject to availability only):
Half Marathon: £35.00
Event information will be sent to all registered entrants prior to race-day.
Race HQ: Bakewell Station, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1GE
The race will start and finish at Bakewell Station. Please note that there will be no car parking at Bakewell Station, other than for disabled motorists. However, there are plenty of car parking facilities in the town centre – two large pay and display car parks are located around 500 metres from the Station. The road to Bakewell Station is a ‘No through road’ and so it isn’t feasible for runners to be dropped off – there is nowhere to turn around.
There is also parking, spectator facilities – and an excellent café – just a mile or so along the trail at Hassop Station, providing a pleasant warm up run to the start!