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7th July 2024

Join Ashbourne Running Club for this beautiful but challenging half marathon out into the Peak District and Dovedale.

Half Marathon Entry Fee:

  • £24 Affiliated *
  • £26 Unaffliliated *
  • £30 On the day
  • £4 Bespoke Wooden Medal (optional)

* additional booking fees apply for online entry

There is a race limit of 500 so enter online to avoid disappointment and skip the queues on the day.

Prizes Awarded as follows:

1st Male/Female
2nd Male/Female
3rd Male/Female

1st Local M/F
1st M/F V40, V50, V60

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

Note: water is provided during the event, however in order to reduce waste, disposable cups are not provided at the water stations on the course or at the finish so please bring your own cup or bottle.


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 *No Cups* (mile): Okeover Arms (3,11) (out and back), Thorpe (5) and Blore hill (7)


Sunday 7th July 2024

8:30 - Registration at the Race Village
9:15 - Walk to start line on Market Place
9:30 - Start of Half Marathon race
9:45 - Start of 5K run at the Race Village

Race village at the following address:

Ashbourne Recreation Ground
Cokayne Avenue

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Why not bring your family for our 5k Fun Run. This starts shortly after the half marathon and uses playing fields & paths on the recreation ground and memorial gardens.

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

  • Course is well marked and all off road
  • It is not possible to run with dogs
  • Chip Timed
  • £3 per entry

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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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Picnic in the park


“First time I've done this, very challenging but absolutely loved doing it, well organised and great marshals, 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 Marshals & 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. Marshals were fantastic, very supportive and made sure we were heading in the right direction. Fab medal too!”
“Thanks to all the marshals 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 Marshals for there help and support yesterday It was my first time doing the event but it won’t be the last”