Start 2019


“First time I've done this, very challenging but absolutely loved doing it, well organised and great marshalls, thanks!”
“Thank you for putting on another great event this year. From All Clowne road runners that ran today.”
“Thank you or a fantastic event this morning! We all commented on the marshals, how friendly and helpful they all were! Some of the best I've seen! Plenty of water stations, sweets, the organisation! Thank you!”
“A quick note to say THANK YOU for a brilliant event today. Great Marshall’s & water stations. Start and finish both excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed today. Thank you”
“Thanks guys - really awesome event made possible by all the excellent Marshals, supporters and volunteers. Thanks again everyone”
“Fantastic event, thank you for all your hard work to make it run smoothly. Marshalls were fantastic, very supportive and made sure we were heading in the right direction. Fab medal too!”
“Thanks to all the marshalls along the way - the jelly babies gave me a turbo boost!”
“I was looking for a Half Marathon to replace Eyam in terms of a challenge and scenery, i think i've found it!”
“Big thanks to all the amazing Marshall’s for there help and support yesterday It was my first time doing the event but it won’t be the last”


Thanks to Nice Work who helped Ashbourne Running Club continue to run and build the event and to make it a great success. Thanks also to our sponsors who supported the event and to our Marshals who encouraged and guided all the runners safely to the end. See you all next year!

7th July 2019

Join Ashbourne Running Club for this beautiful but challenging half marathon out into the Peak District and Dovedale.
Incorporating the British Masters Half Marathon Championships 2019

Half Marathon Entry Fee:

  • £18 Attached
  • £20 Unattached
  • £2 Extra on the day

Fun Run Entry Fee (on the day only):

  • £5 Adult
  • £3 Child

* additional booking fees apply for online entry

Enter online or on the day although there is a race limit of 500 so enter online to avoid disappointment and skip the queues on the day.


1st Male/Female £80
2nd Male/Female £40
3rd Male/Female £20 voucher

1st Local M/F Meal voucher
1st M/F V40, V50, V60 all £20 or equivalent prize

Bespoke medal for all finishers

Our Sponsors Running Form are offering runners 10% off either by taking their race number into the store or off purchases online by using the online code HALFASH19, valid until 21st July

Race packs and numbers (chip timed) to be picked up on the day at registration.

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The route is the same revised route from 2017.

We start on the market place, do a loop around Belle Vue road, back into town then up the Market place again before heading into Mappleton.

We then run through Mappleton and up to Spend Lane and along to Thorpe, continue to Ilam, Blore and then a quick there and back through Okeover park to see how you are getting on then back into Mappleton.

We then turn off Mappleton road at the Bike Hire car park and run back into Ashbourne through the tunnel then back into town via Church Lane and to the short finish on the Recreation Ground.

Strava view route on Strava

Water Stations Water stations (mile): Okeover Arms (3,11) (out and back), Thorpe (5) and Blore hill (7)

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We are pleased to announce that we have the Stoke FIT club pacing us at this years event, they will have 4 runners wearing teardrop flags and will run to the times 1:45, 2:00, 2:15 and 2:30.

They will arrive in good time and be available around the race village so any runners can ask them any questions on how they were going to pace it or anything regarding minutes per mile etc.


Choose from one or two 2.5K laps of the route around the recreation ground.

The course is well marked and all off road.

  • £5 for Adults
  • £3 for Children (under 18)
  • Chip Timed
  • Enter on the day only
  • Medals to all finishers

Entry Form

Sponsored and Generously supported by John German Ashbourne
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Sunday 7th July 2019

8:30 - Registration at the Race Village
9:15 - Walk to start line on Market Place
9:30 - Start of Half Marathon race
9:40 - Start of 5K run at the Race Village

Race village at the following address:

Ashbourne Recreation Ground
Cokayne Avenue


Nothing much has changed in a year, you will all have seen the many recent news stories about plastic waste and how it ends up polluting our environment.

You see more and more 'compostable' and 'biodegradable' cups but most are PLA lined and are simply not readily compostable. So we again urge all runners to bring their own water bottles for the end of the race and carry water where possible.

We still have a responsibility to keep you all safe and hydrated so we will still be providing water (in recyclable cups) on route and water will be provided at the finish. We ask all our runners to take care where they throw their used cups at water stations so we can easily collect them afterwards for recycling.

Thank you for helping to minimise the impact of our half marathon.

Picnic in the park
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Stay all day and relax with the family in the afternoon at the Ashbourne Festival Picnic in the Park.

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Ashbourne Running Club
Ashbourne Running Club

The race is organised by the Ashbourne Running Club.

Nice work
Nice work

Race Managed on behalf of Ashbourne Running Club by Nice Work

Run Britian
Run Britian

The race is registered with Run Britian.