New for 2019!

Brand new for 2019 and partnered with the ASICS Windermere Marathon, we're pleased to announce the Brathay 5K. 

The event offers a new runner a great opportunity to take on their first organised event or a more experienced runner a great day out. Runners finish alongside the ASICS Windermere Marathon and Brathay 10in10 runners.

Early Bird Entry: £10

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Getting to the event

Brathay Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0HP

Brathay Hall is the event centre for the ASICS Windermere Marathon, Brathay 10in10, Brathay Cycling sportives and Brathay Rowing events. It is set in beautiful scenery at the centre of the Lake District on the shore of Windermere, England's largest lake.

Brathay is 1.2 miles from Ambleside, a bustling market town providing everything a visitor could want from numerous shops for outdoor enthusiasts, to local hospitality provided by many restaurants, cafes and bars.

Travelling by car

With easy access from the M6 (J36 from the South - 28 miles, J40 from the North - 29 miles) A591 to Ambleside, follow the A593 and B5286 for 1.2 miles.

Travelling by train

There are excellent rail connections to Windermere station (via Oxenholme on the West Coast mainline) which is only 5 miles from Brathay. Bus and taxi services are available at Windermere station.

Where to stay

Accommodation at Brathay Hall, in Hawkshead village and the surrounding area.

Download the Where To Stay PDF

Getting to the event

Brathay Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0HP

Brathay Hall is the event centre for the ASICS Windermere Marathon, Brathay 10in10, Brathay Cycling sportives and Brathay Rowing events. It is set in beautiful scenery at the centre of the Lake District on the shore of Windermere, England's largest lake.

Brathay is 1.2 miles from Ambleside, a bustling market town providing everything a visitor could want from numerous shops for outdoor enthusiasts, to local hospitality provided by many restaurants, cafes and bars.

Travelling by car

With easy access from the M6 (J36 from the South - 28 miles, J40 from the North - 29 miles) A591 to Ambleside, follow the A593 and B5286 for 1.2 miles.

Travelling by train

There are excellent rail connections to Windermere station (via Oxenholme on the West Coast mainline) which is only 5 miles from Brathay. Bus and taxi services are available at Windermere station.

Where to stay

Accommodation at Brathay Hall, in Hawkshead village and the surrounding area.

Download the Where To Stay PDF

Key Facts

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Brand new 5K

80
Metres of ascent

1,700
Runners (marathon & 5K)

10,000
Bluebells

Route

Runners will start their run following on the heels of the ASICS Windermere Marathon runners before turning into Skelwith Fold Caravan Park. From here they will run through the park before emerging on to the side of the River Brathay. Runners will then follow the river back to Brathay, up the drive and finish on the lawn in front of Brathay Hall. 

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Brathay Hall

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Brathay Hall provides a stunning event centre for the ASICS Windermere Marathon and Brathay 5K. This Georgian country house overlooks the northern shore of Windermere with a backdrop of Lake District fells. Runners often tell us that the lawn at Brathay Hall, with stunning scenery all around, provides the most memorable finish line experience anywhere. The grounds of Brathay Hall also provide the setting for Go Active at Brathay, with refreshments, activities and entertainment to keep spectators and visitors busy while the events take place.

Mortimere

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Mortimere is an artificial tarn on the eastern edge of the Brathay Estate. In the 1960s the Director of Studies, Mike Mortimer, enlarged an existing small pond to provide a convenient location for biology studies. Runners in the 5K will pass Mortimere before turning into the woods surrounding Skelwith Fold Caravan Park.

The road passing the tarn can be seen in the bottom left corner of the photo.

Skelwith Fold Caravan Park

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After running with the runners in the ASICS Windermere Marathon for a couple of kilometres, runners in the Brathay 5K turn of the road and into Beck Pane Wood. From here runners slowly make their way towards Skelwith Fold Caravan Park. After making their way through the park runners then exit onto Bog Lane.

River Brathay

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Runners join the River Brathay a little over half way round their run. From here they will follow the river as it makes its way back to the bottom of the Brathay Estate. The river is made up of various tributaries from the Langdale Valley and flows into the River Rothay before both flow into Windermere.

Brathay Church

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Whilst running alongside the River Brathay, runners in the 5K pass Brathay Church. At this point runners enter the final kilometre of their run making them well on the way to having completed their challenge.

NB the church hall has a great coffee morning, most Thursday's 10am. 

The finishing straight

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Runners in the 5K finish alongside runners in the ASICS Windermere Marathon and Brathay 10in10. This, combined with some great onsite entertainment makes for a nice weekend away for all of the runners taking part.

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52 marathons in 52 weeks

Brathay 10in10er Dianne Morris completes her year long challenge.

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Not quite a white Christmas

This weekend, a thousand runners tackled a festive 10K Christmas Pudding Run in the Great Langdale Valley.

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The 30th edition of the Langdale Road Races

Congratulations to all that took part!

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Matt Campbell’s fundraising money to support resilience programme for schools

We are excited to announce that the main use of the incredible £371,000 donated so far will be to support young people at risk of poor mental health, through 3.7 – a project working with secondary schools.

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Congratulations to Joss Naylor on completing his Wasdale to Brathay challenge

30 miles of fells aged 82 and not even breaking a sweat.

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Deciding what to do with Matt Campbell’s fundraising money

​Matt Campbell’s untimely death has led to donations in excess of £367,000.

Training

Whatever your experience and fitness, whether new to running or an experienced marathon runner, we have a training plan to support your needs.

Other events

If you're looking for another running event, or maybe want to run the ASICS Windermere Marathon! We have other running events which may better suit your goals.

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