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The Monsal Trail Half Marathon & 10K Weekend

  • (This event has been postponed until further notice)

This event has been postponed


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Experience the Peak District in all its glory with this Half Marathon/10K along the Monsal Trail. Perfect for seasoned runners and newcomers alike, the route spans along the flat, hard packed ground of one of the areas most impressive trails.

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10 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Ian M
"Love this event . This is my second year attending .And will return . I took 6..."


Paul K
"Nice straight forward course, literally. Good one for a PB, but chaotic at the..."


Helen S
"I loved this half! The best one I have done so far. I even got a PB!!Great..."
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The Monsal Trail Half Marathon & 10K Weekend routes

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 - 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.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Prizes from sponsors Big Bobble Hats
  • Official event photos from RandR photography
  • Course marshalled
  • On-site first aid
  • Chip timed
Raceday Logistics



Half Marathon and 10K

Sunday 22nd March

1000: Half Marathon and 10K

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the race begins, to allow plenty of time to complete registration process.


Spectators are strongly encouraged to come along and support the athletes, and the looped nature of this event makes it a great one to spectate.

Additionally, there are fantastic spectator facilities - cafe included - about a mile along the trail at Hassop Station.


Nice work are always on the lookout for volunteers to help out with their events. There are a variety of roles available from marshalling to helping with event set-up.

As gratitude, volunteers will be given free entry to one of Nice Work's epic races. If this sounds like a role for you then please contact: [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I access my results?
Results will be uploaded to as soon as possible after the race is concluded.
How do I purchase a tech t-shirt?
Tech T-Shirts are available to pre-order for an extra £10 when you buy a ticket.
Is there an age limit?
All half marathon runners must be at least 17 on the day of the event. 10KM runners must be aged 15+.
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The Monsal Trail Half Marathon & 10K Weekend weather forecast

Clear throughout the day.

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IconModerate breeze possible, up to 13mph

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The Monsal Trail Half Marathon & 10K Weekend reviews (10)

4.7 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Half Marathon - Saturday in 2019

    Nice straight forward course, literally. Good one for a PB, but chaotic at the end with people milling around the finish but friendly atmosphere, well enjoyed, back next year
  • Did the Half Marathon - Saturday in 2019

    I loved this half! The best one I have done so far. I even got a PB!!Great atmosphere and well organised. I'd definitely recommend....oh and I've booked for 2020!
  • Did the event in 2019

    Superb scenic race. Nice flat course. Well organised, great atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone...
  • Did the event in 2019

    Great, enjoyable race at Monsal. Very well organised and not toocrowded. I would certainly book on again.
  • Did the event in 2019

    As a visually impaired runner the course was great !! The volunteers at water station are superb keep up the good work !! I so love water thrown on me .. I always feel like a winner when I cross the line even if theres no trophy the guides I run/train with are outstanding its all team work... and omg the medal its fab who ever designed it !!
  • Did the event in 2019

    Love this event . This is my second year attending .And will return . I took 6 minutes of my half marathon pb
  • Did the 10K - Saturday in 2019

    An absolutely brilliant event.Perfect weather, fantastic course and great organisation.Big thanks to the Marshalls
  • Did the event in 2019

    A lovely route to run! Can maintain a nice, constant pace and beautiful views, a lovely place for a half marathon. Didnt matter that the trail was open to the public.
  • Did the event in 2019

    A fantastic race in beautiful scenery. The tunnels were great fun. While there were little crowds, that's what I expected so it wasn't disappointing, and there were plenty of people on the trail out for a walk/ride so it didn't feel lonely at all. In terms of running, the course couldn't have been much better - flat the whole way, a simple path so no worrying about what was coming next, the surface was fine to run on. The small scale of the race meant there wasn't much of a race HQ but I was pleasantly surprised that there were still a couple of stalls there - big bobble hats and sports massage. There were plenty of loos as well which is always handy. The medal is brilliant - a cute little running bakewell tart! I really appreciate when the medal is a true memento of the race. The only room for improvement was the placement of the water stations, as the first one was quite early (at about the 2 mile mark although they said it would be 3m) and then that same one was our third station, but I felt there needed to be one sooner than mile 10-11 after the previous station at 6. But it being a half, it didn't really have much bearing anyway. Overall an absolutely brilliant race and one I really hope to return to! I'd make a suggestion to all future runners who have never been to or seen the Monsal Trail - if you get a chance before race day, take a visit up to Monsal Head to get a view from above of the trail, which really puts it into perspective when you're running it!
  • Did the 10K - Saturday in 2019

    Great event and organisation again, did the half last year, was due to run it again this year, but had influenza for 4 weeks in Feb so decided to down grade and be sensible as I had done zero training. Everything was organised for me. I collected my number etc on the day! Great work Nice Work. All my emails re queries with down grading were answered straight away. The water stations were well stocked etc etc - wonderful event!

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