2021 marks the 7th edition of the hugely popular RunDerby Race Series – showcasing the best running races in and around Derby.
This year’s Race Series includes 5 (reduced from 8) running events in the Derby region starting from June to November. Taking part in any number of these events automatically generates points for the runner (or volunteer) based on the finishing position in each race. No additional registration is required to take part in the Race Series.
Race Series Events
10.30am, Sunday 9th May, 2021 - CANCELLED Sinfin Running Club’s annual race is the popular Sinfin Classic 10k. The course goes around the beautiful grounds of Elvaston Castle and Country Park.
9.30am, Sunday 16th May, 2021 - POSTPONED TO SUNDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER Runners complete a full 7.5 mile clockwise circuit of the reservoir, taking in spectacular views across the water and the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. The course will take the same route as 2020’s event following positive feedback, which is slightly shorter than in previous years in order to avoid any narrow sections. 9.15am, Sunday 13th June, 2021 The event will be bigger and better than ever. The exciting new route starts and finishes in Iron Gate close to Derby Cathedral and takes in Pride Park Stadium, Alvaston Park and the stunning scenery of Elvaston Castle Country Park. 5pm, Saturday 3rd July, 2021 Experience the inspiring atmosphere of one of the UK’s friendliest running clubs by taking part in the ‘Smalley 5 Bells’ race this coming summer. The challenging, yet enjoyable 5 mile route is inclusive for beginners, intermediate and advanced runners alike.
10am, Sunday 5th September, 2021
The scenic, flat, traffic-free road race is open to all abilities and is an excellent course for people looking for an easy flat 10k or for a PB time. Hosting regional/national championships, the event attracts some of the best British athletes.
9am, Sunday 12th September, 2021 - POSTPONED TO 2022 In memory of local runner Stephen Price, the 2nd annual Pricey10k is a mixed surface route with runners taking in the roads, woodland and canal paths of the picturesque villages of Aston and Weston-on-Trent.
9.30am, Sunday 19th September, 2021 (REARRANGED DATE)
Carsington 7+ is a 7.5 mile race around the stunning Carsington Reservoir. Runners complete a full clockwise circuit of the reservoir, taking in spectacular views across the water and the beautiful Derbyshire countryside.
11am, Sunday 14th November, 2021
The iconic Derby Arena will again be the host venue for this year’s race, providing a brilliant start and finish. The route takes in the beautiful grounds of Elvaston Castle Country Park and the course remains flat and fast, providing the potential for a personal best.
9.15am, Sunday 28th November, 2021 (REARRANGED DATE)
The event will be bigger and better than ever. The exciting new route starts and finishes in Iron Gate close to Derby Cathedral and takes in Pride Park Stadium, Alvaston Park and the stunning scenery of Elvaston Castle Country Park.