ASICS Windermere Marathon
Before the event
When do entries close?
Entries will close at 10:00am on Wednesday 19 May 2021, or when entries reach the maximum number of 1,000, whichever comes first.
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 19 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.
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).
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.
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.