When do entries close?

Entries for the Marathon will close on Wednesday 17th May 2017, or when entries reach the maximum number of 1500, whichever comes first.

I have entered – what happens next?

You will receive email confirmation of your entry and further emails with useful information and fundraising tips. Please also check this website regularly for further information.

When do I receive my race pack and timing chip?

You will need to collect your timing chip and race number when you register at Brathay Hall before the race. You are encouraged to register your entry on Friday 29th or Saturday 20th May if at all possible to avoid congestion on the Sunday morning. Please note you will need to bring your race number confirmation to collect your timing chip.

Can I cancel my entry or transfer my number to someone else?

As stated in our Terms and Conditions, the right to participate in the event is highly individual and as such entries and race numbers are non-transferable. We may be able to defer entries in certain circumstances, please contact marathon@brathay.org.uk with your request.

Where can I park?

Limited parking will be available for £5 per car for the day for marathon runners and visitors to the Family Fun Day.  Carpark tickets are available in advance and are payable as part of your entry sign-up. 

Are there changing facilities on race day?

Changing facilities and a baggage storage area will be available behind the registration area on race day. The baggage storage area will be locked at the start of the race until the arrival of the first runners. Valuables such as car keys can be left at the event reception area.

What time does the race start?

Marathon Runners will assemble on the front lawn of Brathay Hall at 09.50 am for final information/instructions and the race will start at 10.00am. These times are subject to change and we will let you know in advance if they do.

Where is the course?

Details of the route including a course profile can be found on our Runner information page.

What is the course time limit?

The time limit for completion of the course is 6h30. Runners must be at the cut-off point, which is the south side of the bridge at Newby Bridge, before 3h15 and the turn around point just south of Esthwaite Water before 1h10

Where are the refreshment stations and what will be available at them?

Refreshment and first aid stations are shown on the course map. There will be bottled water and electrolyte energy drinks available.

What do runners receive for completing the marathon and are T-shirts included in the entry fee?

All runners receive a medal on finishing the marathon, winners in various age categories also receive a trophy and prize. Brathay Windermere Marathon race T-shirts will be able to buy at the event or online before the event from Pete Bland Sports.

I would like to volunteer on the day – is this possible?

Yes! We rely on volunteers to ensure the day runs smoothly and there are various roles available; please email Sarah Thompson or phone 01539 439718 for further information.

I have paid my entry fee, why are you asking me to fundraise for Brathay Trust as well?

The #BrathayRunning events are Brathay’s flagship fundraising events. The sponsorship raised by runners each year helps to improve the life chances of children and young people, however your entry fee only covers the cost of the organising the event itself. It is used to pay for things like temporary road closures, 1st aid provision on the course, water etc. Every extra £1 you are able raise in sponsorship will go towards helping those young people most in need. All contributions, large or small, will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

How can I receive a refund on my entry fee if I fundraise for Brathay? 

We are able to offer refunds of entry fees (excluding carpark tickets) to participants who raise over £175 for the Marathon. To receive the refund participants must fulfil the following conditions:

- Sponsorship must be fully received by Brathay Trust by 1st August 2016 before a refund of the entry fee is considered.
- A refund will not be offered automatically – participants must contact the BrathayRunning team to request this on marathon@brathay.org.uk

Can I stay at Brathay before the race?

Yes! Details and prices of accommodation for 2016 will be available here soon.

Where can I see the #BrathayRunning Terms and Conditions?

Click here to view our event terms and conditions.