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Marple Runners Carnival 10k Trail Race - Sunday 18th June 2023



Thanks to all of you who took part in our 2023 Carnival Races: the 10k sold out (350 places) and we had around 180 pay for the Family Fun Run).  We were blessed with good weather and it all passed without incident.

You can find full 10k Trail Race Results here, and event photographs from our 2 professional photographers here.

Put Sunday 16th June 2024 in your diary for next year's event.  We hope to open up entries in early 2024.


This is our sixth annual trail race, taking in some of the parks, countryside, and sights of Marple. A multi terrain, mainly off-road, 10k race starting in Brabyns Park Marple, utilising sections (not the muddy part) of the Marple parkrun course before leaving the park via the canal locks, taking back roads and trails via Marple Hall to Chadkirk and up "that hill", then back to Marple along the Peak Forest Canal, crossing the iconic Marple Aqueduct before finishing back at the start in Brabyns Park.

2k Family Fun Run

Entry on the day only - £2 (cash only)

Taking place at 9:30 (30 minutes before the main 10k race - warm up at 9:25), with entry on the day £2 cash only.  Open for all ages from 4 upwards.  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE respect that there is limited parking for the event, so avoid coming by car if you are local, and arrive early if coming by car to be directed by our car park team.

Registration closes at 9:15.  As a Fun Run, no times or prizes are awarded, but each registered finisher gets a commemorative medal, and maybe a high5 from Dennis or Minnie!

It is not permitted to run with a dog as not all children running will be comfortable around dogs.

Race Venue:

Brabyns Park

Marple Bridge




10k Registration:

Start Time

10k Entry Limits, Age, Time Restrictions & Other T&Cs


10k Entry Costs

* this is the fee paid to the online entry system, plus the money transfer system (which can very slightly depending on your debit / credit card).  It is around £1.15.  It is not refundable under any circumstances.

10k Prizes

10k Deferrals, Transfers & Refunds Policy

10k Course

Course map below.

Starting and finishing in beautiful Brabyns Park, then a short section of Marple canal locks, some quiet back roads and paths in Marple, past the ruins of Marple Hall and over the River Goyt into Chadkirk Country Park, up "that hill" to the Peak Forest Canal and back to Brabyns Park over the spectacular Marple Aqueduct towering 40m above the River Goyt.

This is a multi-terrain event, mostly on trails (some of which are narrow) and with some gates and steps.  As such, the course is not suitable for running with buggies or dogs, both of which are prohibited.

Race Licence - Under UKA Rules

Licence Number: 2023-45174