Steam train rides, Peak District, Derbyshire

Peak Rail 7 / Race the Train – Matlock Athletic Club

1st April 2024


This hugely popular annual charity event is promoted annually on Easter Monday by the Matlock Athletic Club in conjunction with Peak Rail.

It is a race that initially started as a club members only 5k but has now developed into a challenging 7 mile test of speed and stamina in which runners are challenged to beat the steam hauled heritage rail service from Rowsley South Station to Matlock Platform 2 station and back.

It attracts runners of all abilities from across the country and the event sells out within 24 hours of being open for registrations.

Please note train tickets for this event can not be purchased from Peak Rail due to Matlock Athletic Club chartering the train for family and supporters.

More details on Matlock Athletic Club’s website