The Original 10in10

In 2007 Sir Christopher Ball suggested that the Windermere Marathon incorporated a 10 marathons in 10 days event. 12 years later it's one of the "UK's toughest running events".

"I remember turning up at the January training weekend for the 10in10and being in total awe of the other runners in the room. I felt enveloped by optimism. We were called "athletes"; there was a team to support us. No-one ever doubted we would succeed and because of that you start to believe it yourself." Eleanor Tillotson - 10in10 runner

​Route

A 26.2 mile anti-clockwise circuit of Windermere, taking in Hawkshead, Newby Bridge, Bowness-on-Windermere and Ambleside along the way.

Legendary fell runner Joss Naylor MBE is Patron of the Brathay10in10. Joss will be on the start line to see all the runners off for their first marathon and returns to welcome them back after running 262 miles over 10 days.

Getting involved in our challenge events is a great opportunity to set yourself a personal goal, achieve something memorable and inspire other people! Profits from the event, and money raised through fundraising by competitors, support our work to improve the life chances of children, young people and families.

Find out more on our Challenges site here