Dovedale Dipper

This event is now managed by Peak Running www.peakrunning.co.uk


After successfully running this event for 17 years and raising thousands of pounds for Charity , the Club has handed over the reigns to the Peak Running, who we are pleased are contining to run the event.

The 2020 and unfortunatley the 2021 has also unfortunately been cancelled due to Covid 19, however Peak Running are aiming to run the event again in 2022.   

Please contact Peak Running on www.peakrunning.co.uk for further details and to register.

Some of our members still assist as Volunteers so you may still see some old familiar faces.


Dovedale Dipper Reprieve

Matlock Rotary Club initiated the popular Dovedale Dipper in 2003 and decided that the 2019 event would be the last 27 mile and 15 mile challenge walking and running event they would manage. 

After announcing this, the club received a number of enquiries from interested parties expressing regret that such an iconic event should end, and offering to take over organising the event for 2020 and for future years.

Matlock Rotary are delighted to announce that Peak Running have agreed to run the Dovedale Dipper for next year and future years, and are actively working in tandem with the Rotary club. 

Peak Running have considerable experience in organising events on the trails and in the hills in Derbyshire and the Peak District, including the popular Brooksie’s Bash Trail Race and Hob Hurst’s Fell Race. Visitwww.peakrunning.co.uk for more information.

“I am absolutely delighted that Andy and Chris at Peak Running are carrying on this event. We have had many emails from past participants regretting that 2019 might be the last. I am very confident that the event will go from strength to strength” said Simon Brister the Rotary member and fell runner who initiated the original event.


Andy Brooks from Peak Running said “as a runner the Dipper is one of my favourite events and, having been the first finisher of the 27-mile challenge at the inaugural edition back in 2003, it is special to me. So, as soon as I saw that 2019 may be its last year, contacting Simon and the team at the Rotary was an obvious thing to do. Chris and I are delighted to be taking the reigns from 2020, and enabling this great event to be enjoyed by runners and walkers from far and wide for many more years to come.


Anyone wanting to take part this year should do so quickly – with pre booked entries well over 350 towards the 400 limit spaces may be restricted.


Bookings can be made via www.matlockrotary.org or peakrunning.co.uk

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Dovedale Dipper sub-pages:

Runners at the start

Dovedale Dipper 2019 Report and Results including Earlier years

more Report and results from our last event in 2019 and results from previous years

Dipper 2018 Report

more Dovedale Dipper 2019