We are excited to introduce the RAM 5 Mile which will take place on the same day as the Ramathon.
This brand new event aims to attract runners of all ages and abilities to the City Centre to encourage an even greater boost for charities and offer a fun and friendly route to inspire more people in getting active.
The 5-mile distance features the same start and finish as the half marathon and will set off from Iron Gate. It will take runners on the same route as the half marathon distance, running through the city centre for the first 2 miles. Shortly after 2 miles, runners will then make their way towards Derby County’s Pride Park Stadium and head back towards the City Centre, finishing where the journey began, at Iron Gate.
Online entries for the RAM 5 mile are now open.
Entrants must be a least 15 years or over on event day.
- Chip timing
- Finisher's goody bag
- Quality tech T-shirt
- Exclusive medal
- Memories of a brilliant day!
|07.15||Race office & assembly areas open|
|07.15||Baggage store opens|
|09.13||Wheelchair race starts|
|09.15||Ramathon Race starts|
|09.30||RAM 5 Mile starts|
(subject to change)
Will be located in the event village and open from 7.15 am on Sunday. Please note that you don’t have to register on the day.
Playing host to our partner charities, Race Office, baggage tents our event village is located on Market Place.
Please leave time to drop your baggage at the baggage store which will open in the Market Place event village at 7.15am. You will be able to retrieve your baggage from the same store after your run.
A selection of goodies awaits each finisher. There’ll be plenty of tasty treats and an event t-shirt you can wear with pride to remind yourself of your achievement.
Friends & family meeting point
Make the most of our meeting points, located in Market Place, so your friends and family can meet you after the race with ease.
Toilets can be found in the event village in Market Place.
Running in headphones is permitted. However, it is vital you can still hear marshals’ instructions, emergency vehicles and fellow competitors throughout the event, so please set your volume accordingly.
Race number information
Using your race number bib
Your timing chip is affixed to your race number, do not attempt to remove or fold the chip. Do not pierce the chip with safety pins.
Wear your chipped bib number on your chest on the outer layer of clothing e.g. if a running jacket is worn, wear your number on top of this. Do not obscure/ cover your bib number + chip with a bum bag/ running belt.
We encourage runners not to position their arms to start/stop a personal timing device on or right in front of the bib whilst running over the timing mats themselves as this impedes the signal. Arms can be positioned slightly away from the body, or the devices can be started/stopped when the runner isn’t on the actual mat.
Race numbers are not interchangeable and entries cannot be assigned, transferred, sold or gifted to any third party. Do not under any circumstances allow anybody else to run with your race number. Amongst other issues, this can create major problems for the medical team should they need to treat unknown runners.
Your bib & timing chip does not need to be collected in after the event and is yours to keep a memento of your race day!
Can't run anymore?
Race numbers cannot be interchangeable and entries cannot be assigned, transferred, sold or gifted to any third party. Do not under any circumstances allow anybody else to run with your race number. Amongst other issues, this can create major problems for the medical team should they need to treat unknown runners. Anyone found to have done this will be disqualified
How to get there
Travelling by car
The city centre is 15 minutes from junction 24 of the M1 and accessible via the A6, A50, A38 and A52.
Car parks nearby
The Derby City Council have provided a discounted parking rate for all runners for Derby Running Festival; this includes all council car parks around the city.
You will need to purchase a parking ticket beforehand and reserve it at a discounted cost of £2 with £1 going to the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.
Please click here to purchase the ticket
Arriving by train
Frequent direct trains connect London and Derby in just 93 minutes. There are also regular services from Scotland, the North East, the Midlands and across the Pennines.
For more information go to www.nationalrail.co.uk or call 08457 48 49 50.
Travelling by Bus
National Express coaches operate daily to Derby from across the UK. Trent Barton (www.trentbarton.co.uk) and Arriva (www.arrivabus.co.uk/Derby) operate services from Derby Bus Station.
Travelling by Air
Derby is 30 minutes from East Midlands Airport. More information at www.east-midland-airport-guide.co.uk. Half-hourly Skylink buses operate between the airport and Derby.
Road closure information
Are you a local resident?
To safeguard our participants, a number of roads will be closed or have restrictions on the day of the event.