ASICS Windermere Marathon 2019

Windermere Marathon

Windermere Marathon

  • Price Standard 2 (401+) – £60.00
  • When Saturday 18th May 2024, 11:00am
  • Where Brathay Hall, Ambleside, LA22 0HP
  • Entries close Thursday 16th May 2024, 11:00am


Often described as the friendliest and most beautiful UK marathon.

This wonderful and undulating road marathon takes place every year in May. It’s a 26.2 mile anti-clockwise circuit of Windermere through the villages of Hawkshead, Newby Bridge, Bowness-on-Windermere and Ambleside, finishing at Brathay Hall with stunning views over England’s largest lake.

Over half the course is run on partially traffic-free roads or roads with a dedicated running lane. It has outstanding local support and, to top it all, you get to see the inspirational Brathay 10in10 runners completing their final marathon.

England Athletics Licence number : 2024-47746


Have a question about the event? Check our frequently asked questions below.

Entries will close at 11:00am on Thursday 16th May 2024.

This may be possible before the closing date. Please contact us to discuss.

We are unable to offer refunds or deferrals in case of cancellation but you may transfer your entry to another Brathay Challenges event in the same year. Please contact us to if you wish to transfer to another event. All requests must be made at least 1 week before race day.

We will send you an email with final instructions on Wednesday 15th May which will include the information you need to register.

You will need to collect your number and timing chip from race registration before the event at Brathay Hall which will be open at the following times:

Friday 17th May: 10.00 – 21.00

Saturday 18th May: 08.00 – 10.45

You are encouraged to register on the Friday to avoid congestion on the Saturday.

ASICS Windermere Marathon race T-shirts will be available to buy at the event and are not included in the entry fee.

We have limited accommodation at Brathay Hall. If you wish to stay, please contact our booking team here.

Car parking is available at the event centre. It is £7 if pre-booked before entries close or £10 on the day. If you have pre-booked, a car parking pass it will be emailed to you before the event. This will need to be presented to the marshals on the day. If you did not pre-book parking as part of your entry and would like to do so you can do this here

You will be allowed to park your car on site from 8am.

You will be unable to leave the car park until around 11.30am. Spectators may prefer to park in Ambleside and enjoy the 15 minute walk to the Brathay Estate. You will not be able to follow the runners as the road will be closed behind them.

No – drop off will not be possible due to not being able to leave site until after 11.30am.

Please assemble on the lawn in front of Brathay Hall by 10.40am. Final announcements will be made before runners are led to the start line for the race start.

The event will start at 11am.

Yes, there will be changing facilities but no showers. Bags can be stored in the changing rooms and these will be locked during the race until the first runners return. Valuables can be left at the event reception.

Details of the course can be found above under the route section.

The time limit for completion of the course is 6hrs 30mins. Runners must be at the mid-way cut-off point (Newby Bridge) before 3hrs 15mins.

Yes – there will be a team of volunteer pacers running with blue teardrop flags. There will be a pacer running to each of the following finish times:

  • 3.30
  • 4.00
  • 4.30
  • 5.00
  • 5.30

Yes – the sweep vehicle will follow at 15 minute mile pace (6hrs 30mins total time).

There are 7 refreshment stations on the course at approximately 3 mile intervals. There will be water and VOOM Hydrate at every refreshment station.

As part of our commitment to reducing the carbon footprint of our event, we are moving towards limiting single use plastics on refreshment stations. In 2023 we trialled recyclable cups for water at one of the stations (with 100 bottles for the quicker end of the field!). This was a success – so we are rolling-out across three stations this year. Stations 2, 5 and 6 will have bottles for the first 100 runners and recyclable cups for the majority of the field. Stations 1, 3, 4, 7 and 8 will have 330ml bottles of water for everyone (a barrel with a tap will also be available for runners wanting to top-up their own bottles, hydra-packs etc).

All stations on the course (1 to 7) will also have VOOM Hydrate in recyclable cups. Station 6 will have VOOM Pocket Rocket bars – with energy to help you through the remaining 7 miles 🙂

MilesLocationWater (330ml bottles)Water (cups)VOOM Hydrate (cups)VOOM Pocket Rocket (bars)
Station 1 3.2 Belmount House, south entrance YesNoYesNo
Station 26.7Corner of plantationLimited (100)YesYesNo
Station 310.2YMCA Lakeside, South Camp entranceYesNoYesNo
Station 413.5Fell Foot Cottage laybyYesNoYesNo
Station 516.2Windermere Water Treatment WorksLimited (100)YesYesNo
Station 619.4Glebe Road junctionLimited (100)YesYesYes
Station 723.2Brockhole, North entranceYesNoYesNo
Station 826.2Brathay Hall, Marathon finish lineYesNoNoNo

Refreshment Station locations can be viewed on the course map here.

There are several public toilets on the course. Please be aware that there is a charge – most require a contactless card for payment.

The location of public toilets can be viewed on the course map here.

The wearing of headphones (in-ear or over), or similar devices, (other than those medically prescribed), is not permitted. Runners can run with bone conducting headphones.

Unfortunately you can’t run with a dog. Well behaved dogs are allowed on site for the ASICS Windermere Marathon provided they are kept on a lead and any mess is cleared up.

Yes – thank you! We rely on volunteers to ensure the day runs smoothly and there are various roles available. Please contact us to see what you can help with.

There will be activities and refreshments at Brathay Hall for friends and family of all ages.

Yes, the awards ceremony for the marathon will be held at 3.30pm. The following prizes will be awarded at the ceremony :

Race winners

1st place in the following age categories:

Male/Female OPEN

Male/Female V40

Male/Female V50

Male/Female V60

Male/Female V70

Male/Female V80

(2nd place prizes in these categories will be available to collect from the event Reception).

1st local runner from the following postcodes

LA8, LA9, LA11, LA12, LA21, LA22, LA23

Team prize for the 1st 4 runners (male or female) from a UKA Affiliated club.

A full set of results will be available shortly after the race on our results page.

Thank you to our sponsors and supporters…