A 5km run over 3 laps around Whitworth Park, Darley Dale, Matlock

The Whitworth Thread

Saturday 9th March 2024
Start time: 9:00 AM
Our regular timed Thread takes place on the 2nd Saturday of each month starting at 9.00am. There's nothing to stop people running a ‘Loose Thread’ – basically the Thread without the officiating.
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What is it?

A 5km run over 3 laps around Whitworth Park, Darley Dale, Matlock.

When is it?

Our regular timed Thread takes place on the 2nd Saturday of each month starting at 9.00am. There’s nothing to stop people running a ‘Loose Thread’ – basically the Thread without the officiating.

Can I just turn up and Run?

You only need to register once and then you can turn up and run every other time!

New runners can register on the day with your full name, email, date of birth and £1.  Please come earlier to register.  Volunteers will be around the monument from 8.30am.

At each official monthly run we collect £1 voluntary donation for charity, see our ‘Charity’  page for more information and details of the charities we have supported.

» Charities & causes we have supported

Who is it for?

Everybody!  Whether you’re a regular runner or always wanted to get that little bit fitter these events are for everyone, just turn up and enjoy yourself. You can jog all 3 laps, or choose to do less (2 or 1 lap) and even walk the route as that first step towards improving your fitness and general well-being.

Our oldest runner so far is over 80 years of age with our youngest being a 3 year old toddling around with her dad! You’ll be caught up with the enthusiasm of others and the atmosphere within the park – so much easier than running alone.

What’s the route?

Our run is entirely within the Whitworth Park consists of three 1 mile laps. The route is tarmac with short downhill and uphill sections and “threads” it’s way around the park.

Marshals are dotted at various points to help direct you. There’s no obligation to run the whole of the route – set your own targets and try your best.

How Can I Find Out More?

Email [email protected]

​If you are new to running please take a look at our health and safety advice.

​Whitworth Thread is licensed by England Athletics as an unmeasured road race Event License Number 2023-46647.

The Whitworth Thread is organised by Sole Mates community running group for MAC.

Race details

The Whitworth Thread
Date: March 9, 2024, 9:00 am
Distance: 5k (three laps) with option to run just one or two laps
Entry fee: £1 one off registration fee. On the day £1 recommended donation - all money donated to charity
Climb:
Course marked? Yes
Registration: On the day between 08:30 - 08:45. You only need to register once, which costs £1, and then it's free.
Race start time: 9:00 AM
Start location: By the monument at the top of the Whitworth Park
Minimum age: All ages are welcome, but under 18s should be supervised by responsible adult
Entry on the day: Yes
Race limit: 150
Refunds & Transfers:
Other information:

Whitworth Park
Darley Dale
Matlock, DE4 2EQ

There is ample car parking with a car park accessible via the A6 (entrance just after the Whitworth Centre) and plenty of street parking next to the park itself.

Map of Whitworth Thread


Race Records
19:01
Female - Shelley Fairey
15:30
Male - Samuel Moakes

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