Christmas Pudding 10K

Christmas Pudding 10K

  • When Saturday 14th December 2024, 12:10pm
  • Where New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, Great Langdale LA22 9JX
  • Entries close Wednesday 11th December 2024, 10:00am

ENTRIES OPEN Monday 3rd June 2024, 10:00am

Get into the festive spirit with a fun and friendly 10k run through the beautiful Great Langdale valley! 

The Christmas Pudding 10K is a popular start to the festive season in the Lake District for locals and visitors alike. With over 1000 entered at its peak, this race appeals to all who enjoy the fun side of running, with festive fancy dress encouraged! Every finisher receives a Christmas pudding and there’s a prize for the best dressed to help get you into the Christmas spirit!


Have a question about the event? Find your answers here. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, get in touch!

Entries will close on Wednesday 6th December at 10am, or when entries reach the maximum number of 1000, whichever comes first. There are no entries on the day.

You will receive email confirmation of your entry. We will send out race day information by email on Wednesday 6th December.

Please also check this website and our social media channels regularly for further information.

You will need to collect your race number with attached timing chip at registration at one of the following times:

  • From Brathay Hall, Ambleside, LA22 0HP between 12.00 and 4pm on Friday 8th December
  • At Race Registration in front of the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel , Langdale , LA22 9JX between 10.00 and 11.45am on the morning of the event (9th December).

This may be possible before the closing date. Please contact us to discuss. Please contact the Brathay Running team here.

If participants wish to cancel their entry they need to contact the Brathay Running team. We are unable to offer refunds or deferrals in case of cancellation.

You will need to collect your race number and timing chip on the morning of the event from registration. Registration will be in the event field and is open from 10.00am – 11.45am. Please arrive in plenty of time to park, and collect your number from registration – we are expecting the event to be busy.

The race will start at 12.10pm.

Car parking is available in the Langdale valley close to the event centre. There are three car parks:

1. Event field (open from 10am) : £5

2. National Trust Pay & Display car park: £6 upto 4hrs; £7 all day

3. Lake District National Park Pay & Display car park: £6 upto 4hrs; £8 all day.

There are no changing facilities available on the day.

There will be unsupervised bag storage in a tent in the event field at New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel. The event organisers take no responsibility for bags left in the tent.

Details of the route can be found above on the event page.

The time limit for completion of the course is 1hrs 30mins. Runners must pass through Elterwater before 45mins.

There will be a sweep vehicle at the back of the race. The sweep vehicle will pick any runners who retire from the event and return them to the event centre.

There will be a refreshment station just beyond Elterwater – 5.5k. There will be water in cups & mulled wine available. There will be litter bins positioned a short distance after the refreshment station for you to dispose of any water bottles and/or cups/wrappers. Please make use of these.

Yes – thank you! We rely on volunteers to ensure the day runs smoothly and there are various roles available.

UKA Rule 240: “Runners must not be accompanied by a personally owned or controlled dog in the race. NOTE: Entries may be accepted from runners with medical assistance dogs, subject to them being correctly registered and identifiable as such; and subject to approval by the Race Director.”

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.

There are no shower facilities are available at the event centre.

Prizes will be awarded to just the first man and first woman. An award for best festive costume will be awarded after an online vote after the event. All runners who complete the Christmas Pudding 10k will receive a…. Christmas Pudding!

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