A 5km run over 3 laps around Whitworth Park, Darley Dale, Matlock, takes place on the 2nd Saturday of each month.
There's nothing to stop people running a ‘Loose Thread’ – basically the Thread without the officiating. The run is entirely within the Whitworth Park and based around a 3 lap course of a 1 mile each. The route is pure tarmac, with short downhill and uphill sections making the most of the criss-cross network of pathways for you to "thread" your way around. Marshals are dotted at various points to help direct you and enjoy your run. There's no obligation to run the whole of the route - set your own targets and try your best.