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Tissington Trail Half Marathon Saturday

The Tissington Trail, Parsley Hay, Ashbourne, SK17 ODG

20 Station Rd, Ashbourne DE6 1AQ, UK

Sat 23rd September 2023

Starting at 10:00

1 race


Organiser's Description

A stunning sell-out Half Marathon in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside... it's how racing was meant to be.

This is a Nice Work race
This means that this is an original Nice Work race, fully hosted and organised by us.

Event Overview:
The Tissington Trail Half Marathon has established itself as a real favourite with runners, often selling out months in advance and we hold this race on two dates across one weekend to accommodate as many runners as possible.  We're proud that the race regularly features in the Runner's World top 10 UK trail races.

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 half marathon and because the route is slightly downhill all the way, you've got gravity on your side!   This is a rare opportunity to run a half marathon in Derbyshire without hills!

Course Overview:
The race is a point to point race from Parsley Hay to Ashbourne along the traffic-free Tissington Trail. Coach transport will take you from the Race HQ in Ashbourne to the Race Start in Parsley, you then run back along the trail to reach the finish! The route is slightly downhill virtually all the way, so it's a great course for runners of all abilities and a fantastic introduction to the half marathon for runners wanting to try this distance. 
Although the route is traffic-free, the trail will still be open to other trail users, including cyclists, walkers and horse-riders.

Available Races/Distances:
Half Marathon 

Bespoke medal for all finishers.
Prizes/trophies for 1st, 2nd & 3rd male and female winners.
Prizes/trophies for 1st male and female age group catogories.
Prizes/trophies for 1st male and female affiliated team. (three to count)

On-the-day Entry Fees (subject to availability only):
Half Marathon race: £35.00

Event information will be sent to all registered entrants prior to race-day.


  • Half Marathon

    Sat 23rd September 2023


    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00



  • Half Marathon

    Sat 23rd September 2023


    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00


Course Details

How to Get There

Race HQ: Ashbourne Leisure Centre, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1AA
Race Start: The Tissington Trail, Parsley Hay, Ashbourne, SK17 ODG

By Car:
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). Coaches will be provided to transport runners from the leisure centre to the race start.

By Bus:
There are bus services available from Derby to Ashbourne Leisure Centre.


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·4 years ago

Great traffic free run for a pb. Did this race for the first time in 2018 and thoroughly smashed my personal best. The race is slightly downhill and does lack supporters but seems well organised with buses transporting participating runners to the start. The finish line is a bit of an anticlimax and lacks the feeling of a organised race however I can't suggest how to improve this unless the course is shifted to finish at the sports centre in Ashbourne

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