man holding white peak half marathon tshirt
man holding white peak half marathon tshirt

When is it?

Saturday 18 May 2024 (Start time 11am)

Where is it?

High Peak Trail from Frinden to Cromford

How much does it cost?

£10 to sign up

How much do I have to raise?

£108 in sponsorship which could help fund one night of Hospice at Home care. 

Famously known as the Swift Half!

Hop on board a bus, taking in the sights of Derbyshire as you are transported to the start line of this beautiful half marathon.

The route undulates along the tops of the dales for the first 8 miles or so, then descends (that’s right, goes downhill!) in three stages, at 7, 8½ and 10½ miles down to High Peak Junction on the Cromford Canal.

This half marathon is perfect for first timers looking for glorious scenery and an achievable challenge.

This isn’t known as the “swift half” for nothing, the total descent is about 800 feet, and with no steep uphill stretches, it provides the potential for fast times.

That means that even if you're a seasoned runner, it's perfect for personal bests!

“I took part in the Swift Half yesterday. Well organised and friendly. Excellent and enthusiastic marshal support on the course. Friendly and helpful support at headquarters. Pretty route with fabulous views. Well done to all involved”

“Fabulous event, great Marshalls. so pleased I chose this for my first half. Will be back next year”

Montage of photos from the White Peak Marathon and half marathon

When you run for Treetops, you will receive:

  • On the day support from our Treetops Cheer Squad
  • Treetops running tech-shirt
  • 10% discount card for Derby Runner and Run Forest Run Shop
  • Fundraising support and resources throughout
  • Facebook #TeamTreetops community group
  • Regular contact from our events team
  • A bespoke Treetops medal
  • Our everlasting thanks!
Treetops top, medal and cake

Be amazing, sign up today.

Or, if this event isn’t quite for you, browse more events and challenges here.