BookitZone | Online Event Entry Service
My Location:
England
  • England
    • South West
    • East of England
    • South East
    • East Midlands
    • Yorkshire and the Humber
    • North West
    • West Midlands
    • North East
    • Greater London
  • Scotland
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland
  • Crown Dependencies
Basket is empty

The 2023 Peak Rail 7 - Runner versus Steam

Date and time

Monday
10/04/2023
09:30 am

Event Enquiries

Tel.: 07789 262960

Event Location

Peak Rail, Rowsley South Station, Harrison Way, Darley Dale, Derbyshire, DE4 2LF

Event ID#

8355

Peak Rail 7 Logo
** RACE Tickets should be secured BEFORE booking TRAIN tickets **

Event Description

 
 
The Peak Rail 7 - 'Runner versus Steam'
 
10 April 2023 at 09.30am
 
Matlock Athletic Club in conjunction with Peak Rail PLC are pleased to announce the details of the 2023 Peak Rail 7, our annual charity race in which runners are challenged to beat the steam hauled heritage rail service from Peak Rail Rowsley South station to Matlock Riverside station and back in the beautiful setting of the Derbyshire Dales. The  Peak Rail 7 special service train will be reserved exclusively for runners supporters and will follow the regular 56 minute Peak Rail Rowsley/Matlock/Rowsley schedule, which includes stops in both directions at Darley Dale station together with a longer stop at the halfway point in Matlock. 
 
The scenic 7 mile course will see the runners racing on the White Peak Loop trail which runs from Rowsley to Matlock, and the close proximity of the Peak Rail track will give supporters on the train a number of prime photograpic opportunities. The course is almost exclusively off-road and provides excellent walking and cycling opportunities to supporters who wish to be more active in following the race
 
The entry fees are £16 EA/ARC affiliated and £18 if unattached (both plus booking fee). There is a limit of 250 runners so be sure to enter early to secure your place. All runners will receive a race memento and a generous prize list will be on offer for male and female 1,2,3 overall along with male & female V40,50 & 60+ categories plus male and female 'team versus steam'  prizes. It is online entry only through Bookitzone: This race will once again be the Matlock AC 'not for profit' event, all proceeds remaining after the costs of staging the race have been met will be donated to  local charitable causes or community projects. The surplus from the 2022 race led to Guide Dogs for the Blind, Bowel Cancer and Help for Ukraine charities each receiving generous donations of £600. 

Supporters train tickets are priced at £4.99pp, plus booking fee.
 
NOTE BOTH RACE AND RAIL TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER PURCHASE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
 
The train has a capacity of 200 passengers and demand may exceed supply so train tickets need to be purchased in advance (after completing the race entry) by booking on this link: https://bookitzone.com/MatlockAC/gojFFX
 
All rail tickets will need to be paid for in advance and tickets collected at registration. 
 
For those in need of post-race refuelling Peak Rail offer food and refreshment from the Northwood Buffet at race HQ in Rowsley South station where there is ample free car parking. 
 
Please note that securing a race entry does not guarantee places on the train as we only have 200 seats to distribute. Similarly, purchase of a train ticket does not guarantee an entry to the race!
   
Minimum age is 16 on race day, and please note that in order to keep the race adjacent to the rail line for much of the route as possible there will be 3 flights of steps and a narrow footbridge that have to be negotiated and so unfortunately the course is unsuitable for wheelchairs users. We are grateful to Derbyshire County Council and the Pedal Peak project for granting us access on to the trail and we advise all competitors that we will be sharing the trail with the other runners, cyclists and walkers and request you show courtesy and good manners at all times. Also we regret that due to public liability limitations on our race permit we will not be able to accept entries from runners wishing to be accompanied with their dog.

 

Peak Rail 7 - Runner versus Steam race details:
 

Date : 10 April 2023, race commences 09.30am
Race Distance: 7 miles
Minumum Age: 16 on event date.
Entry Fee: £16 EA/ARC affiliated or £18 unattached + online booking fee
Race Limit: 250
 

Deferrals: Deferrals will not be available to the 2024 or any future years event..

Refunds & Transfers: Unfortunately due to the small size of the race no refunds will be available on race entries or train tickets unless in the event of a cancellation of the event. Race entry transfers allowed up to 05/04/2023

 

 

 


This event closes in:

on 06/04/2023 at 09:00pm
(*subject to change without warning)

Event Terms

Please enter me for the above event. I accept that the organiser will not be liable for any loss, damage, action, claim, cost or expenses which may arise in the consequence of my participation in or attendance to this event. I declare that I will not attend unless I am in good health on the day of the event and accept that I attend at my own risk. In the unlikely event of abandonment or cancellation, all or part of my entry fee may be retained for the management and administration of the event. No refunds or deferrals allowed under any circumstances. Transfers allowed up to 05/04/2023.

Event Options

**NOTE: Prices shown below include booking fees. Nothing extra will be added at the checkout.**

Options Age Restrictions Price Start time Maximum event entries

Date 10/04/2023 Number of people registered via BookitZone (includes offline count) - 65

Event limit: 250 places
(Select an option above first)

Further information from the Organiser

You should collect your race pack/number/item at the venue on the day of the event. Please arrive in good time.

Event Organiser

Name: Matlock AC

Link to events website: https://www.matlockac.org.uk/

  • Peak Rail 7 Logo
  • Matlock AC
View Map

The 2023 Peak Rail 7 - Runner versus Steam

Peak Rail, Rowsley South Station, Harrison Way, Darley Dale, Derbyshire, DE4 2LF

Scan this QR code to open the event location on your smart device. You can then use sat nav on google maps to guide you to the race. Please note that the nearest postcode is used for the event location therefore using sat nav may not exactly guide you door to door.

Seen something offensive? Please report it here.

Page updated 30th Nov 2022, 06:14
Web design by Brick technology Ltd.