Langdale Half Marathon

Langdale Half Marathon

  • Price Standard (300+) – £35.00
  • When Saturday 21st October 2023, 10:30am
  • Where New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, Great Langdale, LA22 9JX
  • Entries close Wednesday 18th October 2023, 11:00am

A beautiful half marathon in the heart of the Lake District. This stunning course takes in the Great Langdale and Little Langdale valleys with 360° views of the surrounding fells.

To add to the experience this course has a reputation as one of the toughest half marathons in the UK. There are some steep climbs with gradients reaching 1:3 in places! However, the friendly atmosphere attracts both seasoned runners and those looking for their next challenge on a beautiful course.

Runner information and FAQs

Have a questions about the event? Check out our frequently asked questions…

Runners must be aged 18 or over on the day of the event.

Entries will close at 10:00am on Wednesday 18th October, or when entries reach the maximum number of 500, whichever comes first.

You will receive email confirmation of your entry. Please also check this website and our social media channels regularly for further information.

Final instructions will be emailed a couple of days before the event. You will need to collect your race number and timing chip when you register before the event. Registration will be open from 08:00 – 10:00am on the morning of the event.

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

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 the Brathay Running team here.

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

1. Event field: £5.

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

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

There are no changing facilities. There will be limited bag storage for those who arrive by public transport in a tent at the event centre.

The race will start at 10:30am.

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

The time limit for completion of the course is 6hrs 30mins.

Yes – the sweep vehicle will follow the marathon at 15 minute mile pace (3hrs 15mins total time per lap). There is no provision for picking up tired or injured runners except for in exceptional circumstances.

The refreshment stations are at approximately 3 mile intervals.

  1. Refreshment station 1 at 2.4 miles
  2. Refreshment station 2 at 5.5 miles
  3. Refreshment station 3 at 10 miles

Finish line All have bottled water and electrolyte drink in cups.

Yes – thank you! We rely on volunteers to ensure the day runs smoothly and there are various roles available. To request more information please complete our volunteer enquiry form.

Unfortunately you can’t run with a dog.

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.

No facilities are available at the event centre.

The awards ceremony will be at the event centre beginning at 2:00pm. Trophies and prizes will be awarded to age category winners. A full set of results will be available shortly after the race on the Brathay Challenges website and via post event newsletters and social media. All runners who complete the Langdale Half Marathon will receive a medal.

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