Peatling Challenge

Sunday 8th March 2020


read more



Three great events for the whole family to enjoy. 'The Mile' completely off road fun for absolutely everyone. Budding young athletes can compete on their own, Mums, Dads, Aunts and Uncles can run too. This event is staffed so that competitors can see and be seen at all times by a marshal, wherever they are on the route, making this a perfect event for younger competitors to enjoy being 'off the reigns' whilst being perfectly safe. The 'Seven' and 'Thirteen' will start after the mile race is completed, so those of you who are entered into the main event can cheer on the competitors before getting ready for your own challenge. In fact, why not run 'The Mile' too, as your warm up !! Entry is entirely free if you have already paid to enter the longer challenges.


The 'Seven' is a beautiful course around the very scenic South Leicestershire countryside, taking in the villages of Arnseby, Shearsby, Bruntingthorpe and of course Peatling Parva. Don't forget, this is not just for runners, walkers are extremely welcome and even better, accompanied u18 walkers go absolutely free. A great way to spend a few hours in the big outdoors.


The 'Thirteen' is a complete loop of the 'Seven' followed by another entirely separate route across the undulating and almost certainly mud bound tracks towards Willoughby. So come on, aim high, enter the big one and then see how you feel at the half way point. If you choose to finish early you will still get an official time for 'The Seven', just let the finish marshal know when you come back in.

The course is predominantly on foot-ways, tracks and fields, it will be muddy, so leave your classic Reebok's at home and let your old faithfuls take you round. Walkers would be best in sturdy boots with good grip, again, they are unlikely to be clean when you get back, so some spare footwear and a dry pair of socks for your

return would be a good idea.


For those of you running or walking  with dogs, a hefty regime of stile jumping practice would be advisable. There are a considerable number of gated crossings that do not currently have dog friendly access.


There are prizes for 1st and 2nd male and female competitors in both 13 mile and 7 mile runs and medals for every young person completing the one mile challenge. Competitors who are 16 or under in the 13 mile and or 7 mile events, must be accompanied by a responsible adult.




We are a collaboration of  villagers, aiming to build on all our previous events, with the emphasis on a fun family day. As always we have taken on board all the feedback from our previous years and will make some minor improvements to ensure everybody can enjoy this back to basics, low key and inclusive challenge. Simply fill out the online entry form, pay by PayPal, then turn up and enjoy a well organised, friendly, well signed and well marshalled event.


Most of the village will get involved on the day, carrying out all the usual duties associated with this type of event. The most important, of course, baking mountains of cakes and making tea for all the competitors and their supporters. We are all there to help make the day run smoothly for you, if you spot something we could improve upon we would love to hear your views.



Have a question? Need more details? Just pop your message in the box above. We will get back to you as soon as we possibly can.

Submitting Form...

The server encountered an error.

Form received.

the thirteen

A challenging 13 mile, multi-terrain run around Peatling Parva and its surrounding villages. Multiple spectator points to help keep you well supported and motivated. Well behaved and well socialised dogs extremely welcome.

The mile

A one mile run for anyone. Starting and finishing in Peatling Parva

A great opportunity for budding young runners to enjoy a competitive but fun event,

with or without an adult

running alongside.

The seven

A beautiful and invigorating 7 mile run or walk in and around Peatling Parva and its surrounding villages. Perfect for the whole family

to enjoy. Well behaved and socialised dogs are almost compulsory!!