Rock * Grass
Mud * Tarmac


Lowest 664ft
Highest 1213ft
Total ascent 2827ft

26 miles

Back for its 7th year!! The Ladybower Trail Marathon is set in the idyllic beauty spot of the Peak District national park, the course is surrounded by the elevated fells set within the Derwent Valley. Described by fellow runners as one of the most scenic trail marathons in the Peak District this one is not to be missed.

Super fast course with very runnable hard packed trails, but don't get too comfortable. We have thrown in a couple of climbs which take you high up onto the Derwent edges, which is followed by some great technical descending. So whether you’re new to running or an experienced athlete this marathon is definitely one for the calendar!

Entry Fee includes

  • Eco friendly finishers medal

  • Marked & marshalled course



Opens from 8.00am. 


Race start time

Race will start at 9:30am. 



We recommend using the laybys on the way down to the main visitors car park as some of them are free. However, there is a pay and display car park in the main visitors centre also. The machine does take card payments.



  • Toilets

  • Snacks including tea and coffee are available from the kiosk located in the main visitors car park.

Feed Stations

The course has water and feed stations at mile 5, mile 10, mile 15 and mile 20. We would highly recommend also carrying some fluids with you, especially if the weather report shows a hot and humid day. Marshall's will be placed around the course should you require any assistance. Dedicated First Aiders will also be on hand, should we require them for any medical emergencies. 

We are now a cupless organisation on our feed stations. Please bring your own personal cup.


An email will be sent to you prior to the race with the full race briefing and any further information you may need.


location Fairholmes, Bamford, Hope Valley S33 0AQ