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The Carsington Water Half Marathon & 10k Saturday

Sat 22nd Feb 2020
Carsington Water, Ashbourne DE6 1ST, UK
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Tickets £18–£35

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  • Best price guarantee
  • Free cancellation protection
  • 24/7 Support
  • Official booking partner of Nice Work
  • Undulating
  • Trails
  • Mixed
  • 900 participants

From the organizer

Organizer's website

This half marathon & 10k race takes place around the undulating, traffic-free trails surrounding Carsington Water Reservoir. The route offers stunning views of the Lake and surrounding Peak District countryside and both races are ideal as part of a Spring marathon training schedule.

Carsington Water is also an ideal family location and perfect for a weekend day out.

The race is brought to you by the same team that manages the Tissington Trail Half Marathon - which regularly features in the Runner's World top 10 UK trail races.

Distances in this event

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    9:30am Sat 22nd Feb 2020
    Tickets available
  2. 10k

    Run 10km
    9:30am Sat 22nd Feb 2020
    Tickets available

Where could you finish?

We’ll work out your time based on past results, elevation and terrain.

What’s Included

Prizes from the event are generously sponsored by Big Bobble Hats who will be present on the day of the event.

Course Details

The Course
This is an undulating multi-terrain route using the paths and trails around Carsington Water. The Half Marathon is a complete lap plus and out and back section with 10k runners completing an out and back course. You can expect some inclines along with sections that use the footpaths surrounding the reservoir.

The course has been measured using GPS but, because of its multi terrain nature, it cannot carry a certificate of course accuracy. The route will be clearly marked using large route arrows and directional cones, as well as being marshalled throughout. There may be the occasional walker and dog walker, so you should exercise care when running.

First Aid
St John Ambulance or an alternative medical provider will be in attendance on the day and the course will be marshalled to provide assistance. There will also be a sweep runner following the race to ensure that nobody is left behind and that all runners are accounted for.

Race Location: Carsington Water, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1ST
Race HQ: Visitors Centre, Carsington Water, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1ST

Runners and spectators are recommended to drive to the event. There is ample on site parking, but please note that it is pay and display.

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Reviews (64)

4.4 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the event in 2019

    The Organisers of this race are great I have done it two years running and as a older runner the encouragement I get given helps me to carry on running I have found that all the races they put on I get given the same encouragement and feel part of the running community
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    David T

    Did the event in 2019

    Amazing venue, with fab views to help you through those tough moments in your run - will be a permanent feature on my race calendar.
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    Mark P

    Did the event in 2019

    Very challenging Half Marathan isolated in places with emergency access difficult. Wouldnt have picked up on this had it not been for a fellow runner collapsing? I stayed with him for a while until his friends arrived. Personally if that had been me or a friend I would be frightened how long it took to get medical attention.
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    Jarrod G

    Did the event in 2019

    A mate of mine ran this in 2018 and said, and I quote, 'you'd smash that race'. He described it as undulating. My club, RRR, normally does s half marathon at this point in February, however the ones we usually opt for clashed with the final XC race of the year. I remembered my mate telling me about carsington around February and suggested it to the committee. They approved, we then got a coach full of us to come down. I loved the course, I like undulation, flat is dull. There were marshals at the necessary key points and all the staff were very friendly. For the price of the race I wasn't expecting much for winning, bit a lovely trophy was presented to me, as well as another trophy for coming in the winning team. In fact I think our club won most of the trophies! I hope the committee keeps it in our calender for next year.
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    Richard H

    Did the event in 2019

    Great course with some steep hills on the back side, well organised, plenty of parking, nice bling!!
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    Angie C

    Did the event in 2019

    Fab place to run a half marathon!
    Weather was a little chilly but that helped me get around. Plenty of Marshall’s and pit stops to keep me on track. Good range of hills too with great scenery to inspire you. Give it a go!
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    Janice S

    Did the event in 2018

    A well organised, picturesque half marathon. Well marked course around Carsington Water taking in undulations and stunning views. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
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    Carol A

    Did the event in 2019

    Did the very first Half Marathon at Carsington and loved it. The scenery and organisation make it a very good race.
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    Michelle w

    Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Great race in beautiful location. Not a pb course but not an issue as scenery is so nice and the undulating course adds variety. Would recommend to others.
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    Lea A

    Did the event in 2019

    This is a very popular race so I had high expectations, but was very disappointed. The course was uninspiring (just a boring out and back), only 1 drink station and no goodies at the end - not even a banana. I felt it lacked a lot. I wouldn't pay the price to do it again. The one good thing was the lovely supportive team of marshalls - I can't fault them at all, they were great!

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