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The Tissington Trail Marathon

We are delighted to announce that 2022 Tissington Trail Marathon will go ahead on Sunday 24th April.
After another successful year in 2021 the Marathon returns to run through picturesque Derbyshire countryside for a third time in 2022.

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. 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! The race is suitable for both experienced and first-time marathon runners.  
All finishers will receive a bespoke medal and there will be trophies for the leading runners and age category winners.  

Race numbers must be worn on the front of your shirt and not on your legs or back. If you do so you may not receive an accurate time. Make sure you do not damage the chip. Please make sure you complete the medical information on the reverse of your number. Remember race numbers are non-transferable. 
  • On Site Parking
  • Toilets
  • Changing Facilities
  • Baggage Drop Off
  • Refreshments
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
A medical supplier 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. 

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"What a wonderful event!! All the volunteers and supporters at the fuel stations were wonderful. Everyone was so supportive and positive! Very well done to the organisers and the people running the event today. Thanks for making it so enjoyable!"

- Tissington Marathon