Get involved in our epic anniversary fundraising challenge and transform 1,000s of young lives.

The 2016 Brathay Windermere Marathon and Half Marathon will take place on Sunday 22nd May.


Our flagship fundraiser is 10 years old. It’s generated over £1million to help vulnerable children, young people and their families.

Get involved in our bumper anniversary celebrations – 10 days of running and raising money – so we can carry on with this vital work.

Here’s how you can help us raise £150,000 through this year’s events:

Sign up for the Brathay Windermere Marathon. Also known as ‘The Beautiful Marathon,’ the scale and beauty of this challenge will literally take your breath away. You’ll get lots of support and encouragement as you make your way around a 26.2 mile anti-clockwise lap around Lake Windermere. Click this link to find out more about the event.

Or why not have a go at a half marathon – a brand new event for 2016. You’ll take in the stunning lakeland scenery on a 13.1 mile route through the beautiful village of Hawkshead, onto Esthwaite Water, returning with views of the iconic Langdales and the surrounding fells. Click here for more information about the half marathon.

Alternatively if you don’t fancy running, you can provide arm chair support by popping a morale boosting donation into the accounts of the men and women who are running our 10in10. More information about this epic endurance event, where runners tackle the same ten marathons over ten consecutive days around Lake Windermere will be available soon.

Or come along to our Family Fun Day on Sunday 22 May with stalls, entertainment and activities for supporters and runners and make it a family event by involving your under 8s, 12s, 14s and 17s in our junior races.

To contact the #BrathayRunning team click here