Markeaton Park - Thursday 7 December 2023

Derby Night MapRun Series

About this event

Why not take on a new challenge? Come and join us for a series of smartphone-based events centred on the Derby parks! These training sessions are accessible for all as the score format allows you to choose how many controls to collect within the hour.

You will need a fully charged smartphone with downloaded MapRun app (clickable links below), suitable high vis clothing for pounding the parks and roads and a headtorch.

Why not invite your friends and relatives to get involved with the series. Help will be on-hand as the club has plenty of experienced MapRunners to get you started!

After the event, why not stay around for post-run catchup and chat, and let us know how you got on? See our Series page for the other events and the post-run social venues.

Print your map at home option – You can navigate using the MapRun map on your smartphone, but if you prefer to print out the map and plan your route – use these links.



Postcode: DE22 1GB

Grid reference: SK 338378

Parking: University car park opposite the sports centre, first on the right.

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Setting up the MapRun mobile app

Before you leave home it’s best if you download the MapRun app (Version 7 recommended) and fill in your profile. We will explain how to use the MapRun app at the event, but to learn more, here is a quick start guide.

Scoring system

You have 1 hour to find as many controls as you can and return to the Finish.

**As this area is small we are using ScoreBxx. Click here for full details.**


  • Runners punch even numbered controls first and then odd numbered controls (or vice versa).
  • Score per control is between 30 and 60 points depending on the control number
  • 30 penalty points for each minute and part minute over the hour.

Please email Chris Millard () if you have any questions.

Event details

Courses available : 60 Minute Score ;

Start times: 19:00

Registration: 18:45.

Courses close : 20:00

Dogs : TBC

Night event: Please note this is a night event

Event officials

Planner: Chris Millard

Organiser: Chris Millard - Contact:

Type of event: Activity

Entries and other event details

How to enter

Since this is a smaller event, entry is on-the-day only, at the event, rather than online.

Future events

Thursday 7 December 2023
Markeaton Park

Monday 1 January 2024

Sunday 21 January 2024
Eyam Moor & Bretton Clough

Recent results

Saturday 25th November 2023

Saturday 11 November 2023
Chaddesden Park

Sunday 8 October 2023

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MapRun Results

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