Derby SixPack

The Great Northern Run

Discover and enjoy six rewarding scenic routes amidst Derby

The Summer Challenge is open

The deadline to complete the routes and submit evidence for the Summer challenge is the 30th September 2024

What is it?

We’ve created six beautiful and bespoke routes of varying distances.

Walk, jog or run. It’s up to you. Choose any route, at any time and in any order!

How Does it Work?

We provide you with bespoke turn-by-turn audio instructions as well as precise locations for the start and parking, ensuring safe and seamlessly smooth route navigation and outdoor discovery.

What Do I Need?

You will need a smartphone and these two apps: RunGo and what3words

You will also need a link to the SixPack location group which will be sent in your participant pack following your registration.

What Do I Get?

You will receive the following on signing up:

  • Six bespoke routes crafted by runners for runners
  • Access to each route, all with carefully customised turn-by-turn navigation
  • Access to an Interactive Leaderboard
  • Informative and easy-to-use instructions

On completion of all six routes you will receive a bespoke SixPack medal.

Choose from either the original SixPack Metal Medal or the Summer Challenge Wooden Medal.

The Routes


Lock, Stock & Barrel 5K


The historic inland water port of Shardlow serves up a serene and pan-flat route that bears witness to life on and around canal and river. Sheep and nearby pubs contribute to the title, which, like the route itself, is everything a runner or walker could want! General trainers will suffice in dry weather but canal and riverside path especially can get a little muddy in wet weather. 


Castle Canter 8K

Elvaston Country Park

Take a gothic revival castle, add in some woodland, parkland and formal gardens, and throw in some riverside scenes for good measure. That’s our Castle Canter. We’ll keep your feet firmly on the ground as you enjoy the views on this flat and rewarding route. Majority of route on firm, packed trails. General trainers suitable for dry weather and trail shoes perfect for all weather enjoyment.


Pride of Derby 6K

Alvaston Park

Fast and flat 6k starting and finishing at Alvaston Park and taking in the Pride of Derby – the football stadium, velodrome and River Derwent. Mainly hard standing paths, but some sections off-road within grass parkland. General training shoes should suffice though parkland stretches could become muddy and slippery in very wet weather.


The Great Northern Run 10K


A stunning green corridor with an urban twist. The Great Northern Greenway bookends a meandering route that offers up some woodland wonder along the way. We start and finish by a pub. Just saying! Ok for general trainers in dry weather as mostly on excellent, firm tracks and trails but potential for occasional, short muddy sections.


Through The Mill 7K

Darley Park

If you live in a city with a run like this so close to the centre, please get in touch! A lovely and interesting exploration, as we guide you through woodland and along scenic riverside paths before adventuring off-piste around a peaceful nature reserve embedded in a river meander. There is a short section along roads due to the recent bridge closure but before long you are crossing back into the stunning Darley Park. In sum, a delightful river canter.


Parklife 6k

Markeaton Country Park

Markeaton Park maybe Derby’s most visited park, but we suspect our SixPack route is a little more exclusive. Our essentially flat 6k route will allow your pace to quicken at times but without too much of a blur as you enjoy the park-life. Lovely run – which is always music to one’s ears. Multi-surface route but parkland and woodland sections get a little muddy in wet weather.



Standard Price

Individual Entry
£ 22
  • Access to all routes
  • Bespoke Turn by Turn Navigation
  • Medal Reward

Group Booking

5 or more entires
£ 19
  • Acess to all routes
  • Bespoke Turn by Turn Navigation
  • Medal Reward
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