The Monsal Trail Half Marathon & 10k - Saturday

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Switch out your road runs for this atmospheric, traffic-free run along the stunning Monsal Trail. This flat, hard-packed ground makes the route accessible for those taking on their very first 10k/Half Marathon. This is a spring race you won't want to miss.
Participants
Half Marathon, and 10k
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Calendar
Sat, 26 Mar 2022
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LocationPin
Bakewell, United Kingdom
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4.7
(20 Reviews)
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Where and when
Location
Bakewell Station Monsal Trail Car Park, Station Rd, Bakewell DE45 1GE, UK
Start times
Sat, 26 Mar 2022
10k:
10:00am |
Half Marathon:
10:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Monsal Trail Half Marathon & 10k - Saturday
Route information
The Monsal Trail route will start and end at Bakewell station. Runners will speed out along the scenic trail until they reach Miller's Dale. Once they reach here athletes will turn and head back toward Bakewell.
Throughout the run, athletes will make their way through 3 railway tunnels and run along a mixture of hard track and tarmac. Runners will also behold the stunning Monsal Viaduct - a real highlight of the trail.
The course will be continually supervised throughout, with a sweep runner at the end ensuring that no runners are unaccounted for.
What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Prizes for Half Marathon top finisher's
  • Aid stations
  • Chip-timed results
  • Official event photos
  • Marshalled course
  • On-site first aid
  • Bag drop
  • Toilets
Train
How to get there
Bakewell Station Monsal Trail Car Park, Station Rd, Bakewell DE45 1GE, UK
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By Car
There is no car parking available at Bakewell Station, with the exception of disabled motorists. There is extensive parking within the town centre at two large Pay & Display car parks, around 500 metres from the station.
Event day logistics
10:00 Both races start
*Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the race begins, to allow plenty of time to register, attach your race number and warm up.
Age Restrictions
You must be at least 17 and older to enter the Half Marathon, and 15 and over to enter the 10k.
Race Packs
Entrants who have entered in good time will have their race packs sent in the post 10 days before event day.
Those who have entered in the 10 days before race day will collect their race pack at registration on the day of the event.
If your race pack hasn't arrived, head to the registration desk at race HQ and you can be issued with a new one.
A full set of race instructions will be sent via email before the event.
Bag Drop
There will be a bag drop facility available at this event. Participants may leave their bags and belongings in a designated area while they complete the race. It is recommended by the event organiser to not leave any valuables in your bags and to also travel as light as possible.
Toilets
There will be toilets available at the start location.
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Nice Work
Nice Work are an event organiser based out of Rye in Sussex, who offer one of the most comprehensive inventory of running events in the UK. From coastal 10ks, to trail marathons, to inner-city fun runs, these events have an ever-growing and loyal community of runners who are in it for the love of the sport. If you’ve ever sat on the fence or been unsure about taking on your first running event, then checking out Nice Work’s offering is the perfect place to start.
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Crowds
Spectator Info
Spectators are strongly encouraged to come along and support the athletes, and the looped nature of this event makes it a great race to spectate.
Additionally, there are fantastic spectator facilities, including a cafe about a mile along the trail at Hassop Station.
FAQ's
Where can I access my results for the Monsal Trail Half Marathon Saturday?
Results will be uploaded to www.nice-work.org.uk as soon as possible after the race is concluded.
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Is there an age limit for the Monsal Trail Half Marathon Saturday?
All half marathon runners must be at least 17 on the day of the event. All 10k runners must be at least 15 on the day of the event.
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Will there be parking available at the Monsal Trail Half Marathon Saturday event?
There is no car parking available at Bakewell Station, with the exception of disabled motorists. There is extensive parking within the town centre at two large Pay & Display car parks, around 500 metres from the station.
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Will I get my race pack before the day for the Monsal Trail Half Marathon Saturday?
Yes. Your race pack will be posted out to you 10 days before event day. If you signed up in the 10 days leading up to the event or if your race pack doesn't arrive, you'll pick it up from the registration desk at race HQ on the day.
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Reviews
4.7
20 reviews
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5.0
Did the 10k in 2022
First half marathon & loved it. Great course, well organised & superb atmosphere. Will be back next year!
steve
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2022
Great crowds and organisation
joanne
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4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2022
Monsal Trail Half Marathon Sat 26 MarchLovely course. A few more marshals would have been nice & I was expecting a goody bag at the end
samuel
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5.0
Did the 10k in 2022
Unemotional we myself and Claire done as it was mothers day weekend and we trained since looking Claire's mum to cancer in Nov so found it good we completed it and truly nice to see so many people .
eve
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4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2022
Nice course but no photographer
ally
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4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2022
Amazing first half marathon. Only feedback is to spread the water stations more- it was a long, hot drag between these.
sam
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2022
Felt the first water station was too soon. Would be better around mile 3?Otherwise felt it was a great event. Well organised. Amazing views. Good communication. I will come again next year.
adam
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2022
Nice small run
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon - Saturday in 2021
Great course. Fantastic scenery. Well organised. Impressive medal. More runners next year please.
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4.7
Did the Half Marathon - Sunday in 2021
Really enjoyed it. No frills just the way I like. Good course.Needs to be earlier however,too many people about after 11am
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