The Calke Outdoor Weekender – 15th to 17th May 2020

Calke Outdoor Weekender (COW) and it is based at Calke Abbey, which is a spectacular National Trust estate in south Derbyshire. 

There are 3 running events over the 3 days, all of which are suitable for runners of all abilities:

  • Friday evening – The Fractured Marathon – 10 x 2.6-mile loops starting every half hour. Can be run solo or as a team relay with up to 5 members. 
  • Saturday – The COW’s Big Challenge – 5 distances to choose, from 3-miles up to 40-mile ultra, all exploring the trails of the National Forest. 
  • Sunday – The Calke Explorer – an orienteering type of trail race in and around the Calke estate. 

There are various other activities (yoga, movement workshops, inspiration talks etc) taking place, all of which are included in the entry fee. 

And eco-camping is available at the nearby Whistlewood Common. 

More details are available via the website and Facebook event, the links to which are as follows:



If you’ve got any question or would like to make use of the 20% discount for clubs bringing 5 or more runners, just drop me a line. 

Best regards

Andy Brooks

Tel: 07802 835475




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