Fri 28 Jun 2024 Derby, Derbyshire, UK

The Fractured Marathon

The Fractured Marathon is an exciting event for teams or solo runners of all abilities.

  • Fri 28 Jun 2024
National Trust - Calke Abbey, Derby

The Fractured Marathon



Age 18 & over

  • 26.2 miles trail running


The innovative format has been a smash hit with participants since the inaugural event in 2019. It creates a great atmosphere and is as much a Friday night running party as a race! Based in the grounds of the spectacular Calke Abbey, the event will run for 5 hours; going from sunlight to starlight. There will be 10 timed laps around a scenic 2.6-mile course, which will start every half hour on the half hour. Teams, or solo runners, can take part in as many or as few of the 10 laps as they like. For runners, solo and team, to be eligible to run the next lap they must be back before it starts. Otherwise they will have to wait for the next start time to re-join the game. So, to remain in with chance of completing a full marathon, each loop must be completed within half an hour. Teams can have a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 runners, and be in the male, female or mixed category. Your running order is up to you but for mixed teams at least 50% of your loops must be completed by a female. Individual runners can not be part of more than one team on the night.

Event details

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Fancy dress
  • Newcomers
  • Teams


  • Paid parking
  • Toilets


  • Multiple laps


  • Age 18 & over
  • Enter online