Discover and enjoy six rewarding scenic routes amidst Derby
The deadline to complete the routes and submit evidence for the Winter challenge is the 31st March 2024
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!
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.
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.
You will receive the following on signing up:
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.