The Derwent River Relays & Fun Run

Saturday 6th July 2019

The Basics

A scenic mostly offroad 5km 4-stage relay race along the footpaths of Derbyshire’s River Derwent in the World Heritage town of Belper, surrounded by beautiful countryside, hosted by Belper Harriers from the Belper Rugby Club, DE56 1UU.

This is a very popular local event regularly attracting 60-80 teams from far and wide – that’s quite a lot of runners which is why there’s a lovely atmosphere on the day.

Entries welcome from local community and corporate teams as well as running clubs.

  • Fun Run: 130pm
    • Choice of 1-3 laps of the field so 0.5-1.5 miles
    • £2 entry on day only
    • Childern under 9 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Relays: 2:30pm
  • BBQ
  • WI cake stall
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Licensed bar
  • Prizes for multiple categories
  • Ample free parking
  • Changing and showering facilities
  • Raising money for local charities

Team Information

  • Main race starts 230pm
  • Parking for the event is at Babington Hospital, NOT THE RUGBY CLUB
  • Lower age limit = 13
  • No runner shall run more than one leg for a team
  • Runners may run legs for more than one team
  • Mixed teams shall not contain more than two men
  • All members of a work/business team must work in the same establishment
  • Teams to be declared and race numbers issued on the day
  • Changing and showering facilities
  • Licensed bar


  • Entries Open 1st April
  • Online Entry Form below with payment via Paypal after you complete the form:

online entry

  • £20 per team entry in advance
  • £24 per team entry on the day

The Course, Start/Finish & Car Parking

Note: Car parking is at Babington Hospital.


2018 The Overall Winners (half of!) Clowne RR – Gareth Lowe (fastest overall split) and Dan Page. Good running guys!

Jessica Dobson from "The Smalley Stronghold" enjoying the riverside running

Jessica Dobson from “The Smalley Stronghold” clearly enjoying the riverside running (2018)


Johan Sonnesan from Team Derwent Dynamos celebrating the England World Cup victory (err…probably!) (2018)