Marple Runners 10k Trail Race & 2k Family Fun Run

Sunday 21st June 2020

****** Coronavirus update **********

We're sorry to announce that we are cancelling this year's event.

UK Athletics / England Athletics announced at the end of April that all athletics competition has been cancelled up to the end of June 2020.

As we previously suggested on this page and by email to all entrants, we will automatically transfer all entrants to next year's event (likely to be 13th or 20th June 2021). More details will follow once a decision has been made.

If you've not seen the announcement, here it is in full.


This is our fourth 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 the back roads and trails to Chadkirk, via Marple Hall, then back to Marple along the canal, crossing the iconic Marple Aquaduct before finishing back at the start in Brabyns Park.

In addition, our '2k Family Fun Run' is returning for the second year. It's for ages 4 and above, on a flat course on grass and tracks within Brabyns Park. The Family Fun Run will start and finish before the 10k Trail Race in the same area of the park.

Race Venue:

Brabyns Pavilion

Brabyns Park

Marple Bridge




  • Access to the park on the day is by foot only - we request all attendees to not use the car parks within the park and that local runners walk to the race.

  • Brabyns Park is close to both Marple Station and local bus stops for services 383, 384 and 375.

  • If you must travel by car, please lift share where possible and use one of the three car parks close to the park, entrances are just off Brabyns Brow - there will be both signs and marshals to help you.


  • Opens at 8:15am for both runs

  • Closes at 9.10am - Family Fun Run

  • Closes at 9.40am - 10k Trail Race

Start Times

  • 9.30am - Family Fun Run

  • 10.00am 10k Trail Race

10k Trail Race

  • Entry limit is 350 runners
    Please note that we expect to sell out, so please book in advance

  • Minimum age limit is 16 years

  • Maximum finish time: 1hr 45mins*

*Runners should be capable of finishing in this time. In line with UK Athletics guidance, runners should have completed at least a 6k run as part of their preparation.

Please note that the course has a number of hills including two long steep hills.

The entry fee:

Affiliated runners - £14 (£16 on the day*) + booking fee (£1.60)

Unaffiliated runners - £16 (£18 on the day*) + booking fee (£1.69)

* We expect that the race will sell out well before race day (as it has done in the last 2 years) so please don't leave it too late and risk missing out!

To book your place:

During the uncertainty due to the Coronavirus we are not accepting any further entries at this time - please see note at the top of the page.

Deferrals & Transfers:

In line with most other events companies, we do not offer refunds, but if you find you are unable to attend an event, please let us know via the entry web page, at least five days prior to the event and we will happily defer* your entry or transfer it to someone else.

* Please note that a deferral can only be made to the following year (and not beyond) and that place needs to be taken-up by the end of February.

Please note:

  • The event is chip timed

  • There are no team prizes


  • First three Male and Females finishers - vouchers for running gear

  • First Male and Female in age categories: V40-49, V50-59 and V60 and above - bottle of wine

  • All finishers receive a medal and a goody bag!

  • Presentations take place at 11.30am (90 minutes after start of race)

There will also be a 'Random Prize Draw'

Family Fun Run

  • Minimum age - 4 years old.

  • The course will be well marshalled, so there is no absolute requirement that children must be accompanied.

  • In line with UK Athletics guidelines for Fun Runs, there will be no prizes and no results published for this event - just come along and have fun!

  • Times will be called out as you cross the line or you can feel free to time yourself.

  • There will be a medal for all finishers.

  • No dogs are permitted to run.

  • Entries only on the day (no pre-entry - please arrive early to register).

  • entry for all ages to be confirmed.

Race Licence

Under UKA Rules,

Licence Number: 2020-38932


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We will have a race photographer covering the events. Once the photos are available we'll add the link so you can find them.

Last year's photos (2019) can be found here.