ASICS Windermere Marathon - Frequently Asked Questions

When do entries close?

Entries will close on Wednesday 17th May 2017, 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 19th or Saturday 20th 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, 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.

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.

Are there changing facilities on race day?

Changing facilities and a baggage storage area will be available behind the registration area on race day. The baggage storage area will be locked at the start of the race until the arrival of the first runners. Valuables such as car keys can be left at the event reception area.

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.

What roads are closed during the event?

Please refer to our Road Closure Information download at the bottom of the race day information page which can be found here.

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.

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.

Please note that there are a number of public toilets around the route which require 2 x 20 pence pieces so it may be useful to carry some with you during the race should you need them.

Are there prize giving ceremonies?

Full Marathon:

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.

Local winners:

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.

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?

Yes! Details on accommodation at Brathay Hall, Hawkshead and the surrounding area are available here.