ASICS Windermere Marathon - Frequently Asked Questions
When do entries close?
Entries will close on Wednesday 16th May 2018, or when entries reach the maximum number of 1500, 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 and car parking pass shortly before the event. You will need to collect your timing chip and race number when you register at Brathay Hall before the race. You are encouraged to register your entry on Friday 18th or Saturday 19th May if at all possible to avoid congestion on the Sunday morning.
Can I transfer my race number to someone else?
As stated in our Terms and Conditions and as per UK AA 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.
Where can I park?
Car parking is available at the event centre at £5 per car for marathon runners, spectators and visitors to Go Active at Brathay.
If you have pre-booked a car parking pass it will have been emailed to you before the event. This will need to be printed off and presented to the marshals on the day. All car parking is allocated to car parking passes.
Can I leave the car park once the races have started?
You will be unable to leave the car park until around 10.45am, after the marathon has started. Go Active at Brathay visitors and spectators may prefer to park in Ambleside and enjoy the 10 - 0 minute walk to the Brathay Estate.
Can I drop off some runners on site and then drive away for the day?
No - drop off will not be possible due to not being able to leave site until 10.45am.
Are there changing facilities on race day?
Changing facilities and bag storage will be available in the Terrace. The bag storage area will be locked at the start of the race until the arrival of the first runners.
What time does the race start?
Runners will assemble on the front lawn of Brathay Hall at 10.10am for final information/instructions and the race will start at 10.30am.
Where is the course?
Details of the route can be found on the event page. A detailed map of the course will also be displayed at registration.
The Marathon starts and finishes in the beautiful grounds of Brathay Hall, at the Northern end of Windermere, England’s largest Lake. The course takes you through some of the Lake District’s most stunning scenery as you pass through the picturesque village of Hawkshead, towards Newby Bridge at the Southern end of Windermere. You then head back to Brathay Hall passing through cheering crowds in Bowness and Waterhead. The race ends on the front lawn of Brathay Hall, where a fantastic atmosphere will greet you at the finish line.
What roads are closed during the event?
What is the course time limit?
The time limit for completion of the course is 6hrs 30mins. Runners must be at the mid-way cut-off point (Newby Bridge) before 3hrs 15mins.
Is there a sweeper bus if I am injured?
Yes – the sweeper bus is driving me 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 which will be signposted in advance. There will be 330ml bottle of water with sports caps & High5 Zero electrolyte sports drinks available. 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.
Can I get a shower after the race?
No facilities are available onsite.
Are there prize giving ceremonies?
The prize giving ceremony will be at Brathay Hall beginning at 3:00pm. Trophies and prizes will be awarded to the race winners as well as first and second place winners in all age categories. Please note that only the 1st place prizes in each age category will be awarded at the prize giving ceremony, 2nd place prizes will be available to collect from Race Reception.
A prize for the first local runner is also given to those living in the following postcodes:
LA8, LA9, LA11, 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 ASICS Windermere Marathon will receive a medal.
Where do I find the race results?
A full set of results will be available shortly after the race under the results section on our website.
What do runners receive for completing the marathon and are T-shirts included in the entry fee?
All runners receive a medal on finishing the marathon, winners in various age categories also receive a trophy and prize. ASICS Windermere Marathon race T-shirts will be able to buy at the event or online from Pete Bland Sports.
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 stay at Brathay Hall before the race?
Can I run with a dog? Or.. Can I bring a dog to Go Active at Brathay
No - They can’t run with a dog because part of the race run on open roads. Well behaved dogs are allowed on site for Go Active at Brathay provided they are kept on a lead and any mess is cleared up.
What is there for my family to do while I'm running?
Go Active at Brathay activities and enjoy the view. Please refer to the event programme or the Go Active at Brathay event page.
What categories are the Junior races?
Following the success of our 2016/17 Junior Races, this year we are offering a series of 3 Junior Races for the following age categories:
Race 1 - U8 + U10
1km staring at 11:00am
Race 2 - U12
2km starting at 11:15am
Race 3 - U14 + U17
3km starting at 11:30am
Entries will be £3 payable on the day.