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Celebrating 30 Years

The first Eyam Half Marathon was held in 1993 and became a firm favourite on the road racing calendar before road subsidence meant an enforced three-year absence, add on a couple more years for Covid19 and the race successfully returned in October 2021. The ‘Rat Race’ returned to it’s regular May date in 2022.​


It’s organised by a group of volunteers in Eyam, and the half marathon and other fund-raising events have so far raised more than £150,000 for local cancer charities and village organisations. Community groups based in Eyam, Abney and Bretton can apply for funding via more has been raised in sponsorship by individual runners for a range of good causes.​


We know it’s a tough race but we like to think it’s also one of the friendliest. We wouldn’t be able to without the support of a host of people who so generously give their energy, time, talent and so much more to help make Eyam Half Marathon the iconic event it is.

For information on accomodation, food and drink and other local facilities please visit

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