1 February 2022 -
28 February 2022

The Event

Run for the Trees is back for a second year! It’s a fun personal challenge event for runners and walkers to keep you active during the late winter as the novelty of the new year starts to wear off.  Ideal for building a great level of base fitness ahead of your spring/summer adventures.

It can be completed anywhere and will leave a positive footprint on the environment: the more miles you cover the more new trees will be planted in the National Forest. So it is one of the most carbon positive events around!

How it works:

There are 3 levels to choose from, each of which has a mileage target for you to aim for during the 28 days of February.

Plus, there are a number of virtual races you can take part in as you accumulate your mileage.  

You can cover as few or as many miles/kilometres you like each day. But if you cover the equivalent distance to any of the races in single outings, you can enter that run/walk into the virtual race. This is as well as the distances counting towards your overall total.

You can enter as many virtual races as you like as many times as you like until you reach your challenge target. And for the very ambitious there is the option to try and achieve the ‘FOREST SLAM’ by completing all 10. 

The races are:

1.    Sapling Sprint: 1km / 0.62-miles
2.    Solo Starlight: 3.2km / 2-miles
3.    PR pr: 5km / 3.1-miles
4.    Half Bash: 8km / 5-miles
5.    Personal Bash: 16.1km / 10-miles
6.    Half Marathon for the Trees: 21.1km / 13.1-miles
7.    Double Bash: 32.2k / 20-miles
8.    Marathon for the Trees: 42.2km / 26.2-miles
9.    Sir Wilfred’s Challenge: 58.7k / 36.5-miles
10.  The Whole Forest: 120.7km / 75-miles

If you achieve your target amount over the 28 days, you'll receive a specially made coaster crafted locally from sustainable wood. Plus, you can compete for other prizes in various categories, including - but not limited to - the best performances in the virtual races.  

Part of your entry fee will go towards planting new trees in the National Forest, providing a legacy of more green space for our community to enjoy and a positive environmental impact. The more miles that are covered during the event, the bigger the area of new forest we create.

All participants will receive a 20% discount voucher from The Derby Runner as well as the other things listed below.

 Event information
01 February 2022
28 February 2022
Registration is closed
50 Miles
Starts at 23:59

Price per participant
Price £15.00 + fee
Fee: £1.50 per participant
100 Miles
Starts at 23:59

Price per participant
Price £20.00 + fee
Fee: £1.50 per participant
200 Miles
Starts at 23:59

Price per participant
Price £30.00 + fee
Fee: £1.50 per participant

 More information

Peak Running

In case of questions about the event please contact Peak Running: