Race Route

The Carsington 7+ is a 7.76 mile (12.5km) race around the stunning Carsington Reservoir.

The course has been measured to UK Athletics standards using the Jones Counter method by a qualified official of the Association of UK Course Measurers.

Runners complete a full clockwise circuit of the reservoir, taking in spectacular views across the water and the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. Mainly on cycle track, the course is flat in places but includes some moderate to steep inclines. Marshals will be a key places on the route and the course will be signed by yellow arrow markers. Mile markers will also be displayed to update you on your race progress.

The start line is located on the top car park on the right hand side as you enter the visitor centre site.

The race has 2 drinks stations on the course and one at the race finish. The first is drinks station is located just before the 3-mile marker and the second just after the 5-mile marker. There will also be bottles of water and High5 gels/tablets available at the finish for all runners.


St Johns Ambulance first-aiders will be based in the race village and at the second water station. St Johns Ambulance cyclist first aiders will also be following the runners on bikes. If at any time you require medical assistance please notify one of the marshals located on the route or one of the race support crew.

Please note the route is not closed to the public. We ask all runners to be considerate to others visiting the reservoir.