Half Marathon
Sun 30 Jun 2024 Derby, Derbyshire, UK

Derbion Ramathon

The oldest and biggest event of its kind in Derbyshire on a flat course and massively popular with top runner reviews and vibrant atmosphere plus medal, goody bag, treats and technical t-shirt.

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  • Sun 30 Jun 2024
Iron Gate, Derby

Half Marathon



Age 17 & over

  • 13.1 miles road running


The Half Marathon has proved to be an extremely popular addition to the events calendar, attracting thousands of runners and raising loads of cash for good causes.

The RAM 5 Mile is a new addition to the day's events and offers a great boost for charities and a fun and friendly way to inspire more people to get more active.

The Corporate Challenge is a race within a race that sees teams battle it out to be crowned champions. The race runs alongside the main event, but rather than competing as individuals, your challenge is to work collectively to cross the line in the quickest combined time. Teams are a minimum of 4 where all team members will run the full distance. The average time of the first 3 finishers will be calculated for the results.

The event will be bigger and better than ever and there'll be a fantastically vibrant atmosphere on the day!

As well as being the pride of the city, runners crossing the finish line can look forward to some great rewards including a bespoke t-shirt, medal and goody bag containing well-earned post-race treats.

This event is part of Derbion Ramathon & Ram 5 Mile.

Event video

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Fancy dress
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators
  • Teams
  • Traders at event


  • 07:15 | Race office and assembly areas open
  • 07:15 | Baggage store opens
  • 08:55 | Ramathon warm-up
  • 09:13 | Wheelchair race starts
  • 09:15 | Ramathon Race starts
  • 09:30 | RAM 5 Mile starts

Event Village

  • Race Office 

    Will be located in the event village and open from 7.15am on Sunday. Please note that you don’t have to register on the day.

  • Event Village 

    Playing host to partner charities, Race Office, and baggage tents, the event village is located on Market Place.

  • Drink stations 

    Bottled water is available on course and at the finish. 

  • Baggage Store

    Please leave time to drop your baggage at the baggage store which will open in the Market Place event village at 7.15am. You will be able to retrieve your baggage from the same store after your run.

  • Goody bags 

    A selection of goodies awaits each finisher. There’ll be plenty of tasty treats and an event t-shirt you can wear with pride to remind yourself of your achievement.

  • Meeting point

    Make the most of our meeting points, located in Market Place, so your friends and family can meet you after the race with ease.

Corporate Challenge

The Derbion Ramathon Corporate Challenge brings the renowned team challenge to Derby’s half marathon. Take advantage of the fast and flat course and the vibrant atmosphere Ramathon is renowned for, while taking part as a team.

The Corporate Challenge is a race within a race that sees teams battle it out to be crowned Corporate Challenge Champions. The race runs alongside the main event, but rather than competing as individuals, your challenge is to work collectively to cross the line in the quickest combined time. 

The challenge has been enjoyed by teams of all varieties: so, whether you’re a group of friends, family or colleagues, it’s time to rally the troops and enter a team in this years’ event.

In addition to being team focused, the Corporate Challenge boasts a more premium package, with the inclusion of a few extra perks and benefits:

Included - Corporate Challenge

  • Team race day kit

    Teams will be kitted out in their own, personalised racing t-shirts. The shirts will be branded with your team name, logo and, should you be running for a particular cause, a charity logo too. By sporting these on the day, your team will be instantly recognisable – great for boosting your exposure and promoting your cause, charity, sport team, or business. 

  • Race day hospitality

    Team entries are granted access to race day hospitality. Here, you can escape the elements, meet your fellow competitors and take advantage of the free refreshments both before and after your run.

  • Team photo

    Your package also includes a digital team photo. Once we’ve captured your team’s pre-race enthusiasm, we’ll send you a link post-event – making for a great social post to celebrate your team's fantastic efforts.

  • Trophies and prizes

    Not only will all team members receive their finisher’s goody bag (including all sorts of treats, your finisher’s t-shirt and your race medal), but the winning teams will also be recognised and presented with their own award for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Both the fastest female and fastest male winner will also receive an award.

  • PR and media coverage

    Teams will have the opportunity to feature in profile-raising news stories about the challenge via the many media partners and social channels. 

  • Finisher T-shirt

    All Corporate Challenge entrants will have a finisher T-Shirt included in the entry fee.

  • Bag storage
  • Paid parking
  • Toilets
  • Urban

Event HQ

Iron Gate

£1 parking

£1 parking for runners at any Derbion Car Park.

By rail

Frequent trains connect London and Derby in just 93 minutes. There are also regular services from Scotland, the North East, the Midlands and across the Pennines.

By bus

Derby is well connected by bus.

  • Cut off time
  • Distance markers
  • First aid
  • Flat
  • Marshals
  • Mass start
  • Out and back
  • Traffic free
  • Water stations
  • Way markers


Flat and fast so ideal for first-timers or getting a new PB.

Elevation profile

elevation profile


The team of pacers will be pacing at 5-minute intervals between 1hr30mins and 2hrs 15mins.


You are welcome to use any headphones however bone-conducting headphones (open-ear) are recommended for this event.

Cut off time

3 hours 30 minutes.

Water stations

There will be four water stations on the course.


  • Public transport links

  • Chip timing
  • Goody bag
  • Medal
  • T-shirt


  • COOPAH Training Plan
  • Chip timing
  • Finisher’s goody bag
  • Exclusive medal
  • A fantastic experience

Optional extra

  • Quality tech T-shirt

Training plan

training plan
Your entry includes a Coopah training plan which guarantees you a race PB!

  • Age 17 & over
  • Entries open
  • Charity entries closed
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available
  • Race pack by post
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Corporate Challenge entry

Teams are a minimum of 4 and entrants must be aged 17+.

All team members will run the full distance. The average time of the first 3 finishers will be calculated for the results.

Cost per team of 4 is £180. Additional members are £45 each.

Entry fees

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Absolutely amazing! Superb organisation , support and amazing atmosphere. Couldn't fault it at all. Thoroughly enjoyed. Jacqueline K

Absolutely bonza! James C

A really well organised fun race. Excellent support and amazing marshalls! We’ll definitely be back next year. I would recommend this as a first half for anyone x Fiona A

Absolutely fantastic race, very well organised, amazed at how quick the results come through, great event village. Even toilet queues are organised, fab PB course. Jaime H

An all round well organised, well marshalled and well supported event, despite the freezing weather today. A nice section running through Elvaston Park. Mostly flat course so would great for beginners or those attempting a PB. The finish straight into the town centre was great with crowds either side. Will definitely be back!! Stuart N

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