ASICS Windermere Marathon
Before the event
When do entries close?
Entries will close at 10:00am on Wednesday 13 May 2020, or when entries reach the maximum number of 1,500, whichever comes first.
When do I receive my race pack and timing chip?
You will receive your race pack and car parking pass on the Wednesday 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 Saturday 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. Any requests must be recieved before 12 May. Please contact the Brathay Running team here.
Are T-shirts included in the entry fee?
ASICS Windermere Marathon race T-shirts will be able to buy at the event or online from Pete Bland Sports.
Can I stay at Brathay Hall before the race?
During the event
Where can I park?
Car parking is available at the event centre at £5 per car for runners, spectators and visitors to the Windermere Marathon Festival of Running. 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 11.00am, after the marathon has started. Windermere Marathon Festival of Running visitors and spectators may prefer to park in Ambleside and enjoy the 10 minute walk to the Brathay Estate. You will not be able to follow the runners as the road will be closed behind them.
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 after 11.00am.
Are there changing facilities on race day?
Changing facilities and bag storage will be available in the Fairfield and Bowfell rooms. 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?
A detailed map of the course will be displayed at registration. Details of the route can also be found on the event page.
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 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 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.
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? Or.. Can I bring a dog to the Windermere Marathon Festival of Running
Unfortunately you can't run with a dog. Well behaved dogs are allowed on site for the Windermere Marathon Festival of Running provided they are kept on a lead and any mess is cleared up.
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.
What is there for my family to do while I'm running?
Activities at Brathay Hall and enjoy the view. Please refer to the event programme or the activities on the day page.
After the event
Can I get a shower after the race?
No shower facilities are available onsite.
Will there be an awards ceremony?
The prize an awards ceremony at Brathay Hall beginning at 3:00pm. Trophies and prizes will be awarded to the race winners as well as 1st and 2nd place winners 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 Race Reception. 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 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.