Get moving this Autumn!

Four of the Derbyshire Dales' beautiful larger parks are to host family friendly 3k events soon.

The District Council's Sports Development Team are working with to make the events happen for all ages and abilities.

The initiative is made possible by the Welcome Back Fund', administered by the District Council, which uses European Regional Development Fund cash provided by the Government to help high streets recover from the pandemic.

The "walk, jog, wheel, run" events start on Saturday 9 October in Matlock's award winning Hall Leys Park. The following Saturday, 16 October, it's the turn of the District Council's Ashbourne Recreation Ground. Both events start at 10am and participants can sign up now at

There's a small entry fee of £2.50 that includes a bottle of water and a medal - and the money will be reinvested into the park.

The District Council's Physical Activity & Sport Development Officer James Cole said:
"These events are an opportunity to get outside and get active with family and friends. We’re aiming to prove that exercise doesn’t have to be boring - and what better than to get out into the beautiful parks and green spaces the Derbyshire Dales has to offer.
"We hope the events will encourage local people to experience all the fun of a participation event and encourage others from further afield to visit our parks and experience a great day out in the heart of our market towns."
Similar events will follow in Wirksworth and Bakewell early in 2022.

For anyone who can’t make the weekend dates there is the option to take part virtually. All those who sign up will receive a unique finisher's medal to mark their efforts.

Four of the Derbyshire Dales

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