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The Carsington Water Half Marathon & 10k Sunday

Download final race instructions here

We are delighted to announce that the Carsington Water Half Marathon and 10k weekend will return this year, after a Covid-enforced absence in 2020.

This half marathon & 10k race takes place around the undulating, traffic-free trails surrounding Carsington Water Reservoir. The route offers stunning views of the Lake and surrounding Peak District countryside and both races are ideal as part of a Spring marathon training schedule.

Carsington Water is also an ideal family location and perfect for a weekend day out.

The race is brought to you by the same team that manages the Tissington Trail Half Marathon - which regularly features in lists of leading UK trail races.

Prizes from the event are generously sponsored by Big Bobble Hats who will be present on the day of the event.

  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • On Site Parking - parking charges apply
The Course
This is an undulating multi-terrain route using the paths and trails around Carsington Water. The Half Marathon is a complete lap plus and out and back section with 10k runners completing an out and back course. You can expect some inclines along with sections that use the footpaths surrounding the reservoir. 

The course has been measured using GPS but, because of its multi terrain nature, it  cannot carry a certificate of course accuracy. The route will be clearly marked using large route arrows and directional cones, as well as being marshalled throughout. There may be the occasional walker and dog walker, so you should exercise care when running.

First Aid
St John Ambulance or an alternative medical provider will be in attendance on the day and the course will be marshalled to provide assistance. There will also be a sweep runner following the race to ensure that nobody is left behind and that all runners are accounted for. 
Your individual time and position will be recorded by your electronic chip. We will endeavour to display results as they come into the race centre. Results will be uploaded to www.nice-work.org.uk as soon as possible after the race. All entrants that have supplied a valid and legible email address will receive a copy of the results as soon as possible after the race.
Race Location: Carsington Water, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1ST
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. 

UKA Licence Number

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Course record holders

  • 2018 - James Buis - 01:18:02
  • 2018 - Caroline Brock - 01:27:26