Before the event
How old do I need to be to take part?
You need to be 18 years or over on the day of the event.
When do entries close?
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.
I have entered – what happens next?
You will receive email confirmation of your entry. Please also check this website and our social media channels regularly for further information.
When do I receive my race pack and timing chip?
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.
Can I transfer my race number to someone else?
As stated in our Terms and Conditions, the right to participate in the event is highly individual and as such entries and race numbers are non-transferable. We may be able to transfer entries to another event in the same year in certain circumstances, please contact us with your request.
Can I cancel or defer my entry and get a refund?
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. Please contact the Brathay Running team here.
During the event
Is there car parking?
Car parking is available in the Great 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.
Are there changing facilities on race 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.
What time does the race start?
There will be a mass start at 10.30am.
Where is the course?
What is the course time limit?
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.
Is there a sweep vehicle if I am injured?
There is no provision for picking up tired or injured runners except for in exceptional circumstances.
Where are the refreshment stations and what will be available at them?
The refreshment stations are at approximately 3 miles intervals: Refreshment station 1 @ 2.4 miles / 15.5 miles Refreshment station 2 @ 5.5 miles / 18.6 miles Refreshment station 3 @ 10 miles / 23.1 miles Finish line. All have bottled water and electrolyte drink in cups
I would like to volunteer on the day – is this possible?
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.
Can I run with a dog?
Unfortunately you can't run with a dog.
Can I run with headphones?
“The wearing of headphones, or similar devices, (other than those medically prescribed), is not permitted in races on any single carriageway road that is not wholly closed to trafﬁc.”This is a direct extract from UK Athletics’ Competition Rules 2018-20 edition. If any runner is seen failing to comply with this rule, regrettably we will have to disqualify. Runners can run with bone conducting headphones.
After the event
Can I get a shower after the race?
No facilities are available at the event centre.
Will there be an awards ceremony?
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.