Before the event
When do entries close?
Entries will close at 10:00am on Wednesday 21 October 2020, 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 and further emails with useful information and training tips. Please also check this website regularly for further information.
When do I receive my race pack and timing chip?
You will receive your race pack shortly before the event. You will need to collect your timing chip and race number when you register at the event centre before the race.
Can I transfer my race number to someone else?
As stated in our Terms and Conditions and in line with UKAA rules and regulations, 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 defer entries 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 at the event. There will be bag storage facilities available - in a tent at the event centre.
What time does the race start?
The race will 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?
Yes – the sweep vehicle will follow at 15 minute mile pace (6hrs 30mins total time).
Where are the refreshment stations and what will be available at them?
Refreshment stations are positioned at approximately 3 mile intervals around the course and will be signposted in advance. There will be cups of water & electrolyte/carbohydrate energy drinks available (brand will vary depending on supplier and/or sponsor support). There will be litter bins positioned a short distance after each refreshment station for you to dispose of any water bottles and/or cups/wrappers. Please make use of these.
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 held at the event centre beginning at 3:00pm. Trophies and prizes will be awarded to the race winners as well as 1st and 2nd places in all age categories. Please note that only the 1st place prizes in each age category will be awarded at the awards ceremony, 2nd place prizes will be available to collect from the event centre. Local winners: A prize for the first local runner is also given to those living in the following postcodes: LA8, LA9, LA11, LA12, LA21, LA22, LA23. 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.