Location: Ashbourne Leisure Centre, Clifton Rd, Ashbourne, DE6 1DR Date: Sunday 26th April 2020 Time: 10:00
After a successful debut in 2019 the Tissington Trail Marathon returns to run through picturesque derbyshire countryside for a second time in 2020
Brought to you by the same team that manages the Tissington Trail Half Marathon which has established itself as a real favourite with runners, often selling out months in advance. We're proud that the race regularly features in the Runner's World top 10 UK trail races.
The route gently climbs up through glorious Peak District scenery before turning round with a 13.1 mile downhill finish – so fast times are likely.
Your entry fee includes
Quality bespoke medal
Drawstring bag – packed with goodies!
Well stocked aid stations
The Tissington Trail, the site of a former railway line from Ashbourne to Buxton, runs along a 13 mile route from Parsley Hay to Ashbourne in Derbyshire. Surrounded by beautiful countryside the traffic-free trail is ideal for a cracking marathon and, because the route is slightly downhill on the way back, you've got gravity on your side!
On Site Parking
Baggage Drop Off
The Course This is a rare opportunity to run a marathon in Derbyshire with a 13.1 mile downhill finish! The race is an out and back race from Ashbourne to Parsley Hay along the traffic-free Tissington Trail. The route gently climbs uphill towards Parsley Hay before slightly downhill all the way back, so it's a great course for runners of all abilities and a fantastic introduction to the marathon distance for runners of all abilities.
Although the route is traffic-free, the trail will still be open to other trail users, including cyclists, walkers and horse-riders.
First Aid Ambtrans Medical will be in attendance on the day and the course will be marshalled to provide assistance. Please note that due to the nature of the trail, it is not possible to provide contiuous supervision all along the course. Should you become unwell, you will be advised to alert a marshal, who will then arrange assistance for you. There will also be a sweep marshal 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. Prize giving and presentations will take place approximately 60 minutes after the first runner home.
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 HQ: Ashbourne Leisure Centre, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1AA
There is plenty of car parking in Ashbourne Town Centre and there is also a small car park at the Leisure Centre – please remember to pay the appropriate charge. Please also remember to follow directions to Ashbourne Leisure Centre for Race HQ (not the race start).
There are bus services available from Derby to Ashbourne Leisure Centre.