Langdale Marathon

Langdale Marathon

  • Price Standard (band 2) – £40.00
  • 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, challenging marathon course set in England’s most spectacular mountain scenery. The Langdale Marathon has a reputation as the toughest road marathon in the UK.

Taking in two laps of the Half Marathon course and reaching gradients of 1:3, this stunning marathon attracts both seasoned runners and a large number people looking for their next challenge.


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

You need to be 18 years or over on the day of the event.

Entries will close Entries will close at 10:00am on Wednesday 19 October 2022, or when entries reach the maximum number of 250, 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.

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

Final instructions will be emailed on the Wednesday 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.

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 Langdale valley close to the event centre. There are three car parks:

1. Event car parking field: £5.

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

3. Lake District National Park Pay & Display car park: £6 up to 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. Runners must be complete their first lap and pass New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel before 3hrs 15mins.

There is no provision for picking up tired or injured runners except for in exceptional circumstances.

The refreshment stations are at approximately 3 miles intervals:

  1. Refreshment station 1 at 2.4 miles / 15.6 miles
  2. Refreshment station 2 at 5.5 miles / 18.6 miles
  3. Refreshment station 3 at 10.5 miles / 23.6 miles
  4. Refreshment station 4 (Marathon Only) at 13.4 miles
  5. Finish Line 13.1 miles / 26.2 miles

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 3:00pm. Trophies and prizes will be awarded to the race winners 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 Marathon will receive a medal.

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