Keswick Half Marathon

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Keswick Half Marathon is said to be one of the most scenic half marathons in the country. The challenging course takes you around Derwentwater with an extra loop into the Newlands valley.The race was set up by Keswick Rugby Club in order to raise funds for the club and the youth coaching program. We are one of only a handful of small clubs in the country to have a full-time rugby development officer who spends the majority of his time in the local schools. The half marathon is one of the events that help to fund this coaching program so your support is greatly appreciated.Come and take part in this very popular annual event. The route is a circuit of Derwentwater, with a loop into the Newlands valley, probably the most scenic 13 miles 192.5 yards in the country.
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Keswick Half Marathon
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Calendar
Sun, 5 May 2019
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Keswick, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Crow Park Rd, Keswick CA12 5EG, UK
Start times
Sun, 5 May 2019
Keswick Half Marathon:
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Keswick Half Marathon
Distance
21.097km
£18.00 - £20.00
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How to get there
Crow Park Rd, Keswick CA12 5EG, UK
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DIRECTIONS TO KESWICK RUGBY CLUB
From the centre of Keswick by the mini roundabout follow signs to Borrowdale. After about 50 metres turn right by Booth’s Supermarket, then take your second right. There are limited car parking spaces at the rugby club which will be charged at £4. Should you wish to leave your car all day, there is no extra charge. Cars left in the car park until the following day will be liable to the “Pay & Display” scheme.
Event day logistics
Registration and changing is at Keswick Rugby Club House from 09:00hrs – 11:00hrs.
Start of race is at Portinscale (just beyond the footbridge). Approximately 20 minutes stroll to the start. Please do not leave it until the last minute and follow the signs and marshall’s instructions.
FAQs
When can I register for the race?
You can register for the event online from 15th May each year.Can I get a refund if I can’
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t attend the race?
Sorry we cannot give refunds, however we can defer your entry to the following year.
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Is there car parking?
There is limited car parking at the rugby club for 150 cars at £4 per car. We would ask anyone staying in town to please walk down to the club. There are several pay and display car parks within walking distance.
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Where is the start?
Start of race is at Portinscale (just beyond the footbridge). Approximately 20 minutes stroll to the start. Please do not leave it until the last minute and follow the signs and marshall’s instructions.
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Can I register on the day?
Yes you can but it will cost £3 extra.
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Is there first aid?
First Aid cover is supplied by the local St.John Ambulance.
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Is there a fun run for kids?
Yes, it's a 350m course, starting at the rugby club at11.45am. Adults need to be there for supervision so feel free to run with your children if you want to.
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Who organises the race?
The race is organised by Keswick Rugby Club to raise funds to support rugby throughout the year. We raise money through our events to pay a full time Rugby Development Officer who spends most of his time coaching junior rugby in the town. For more information have a look at the rugby club website www.keswickrugbyclub.co.
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ukAre there toilets at the start?
There will be a limited number of port loos at the start of the race. Toilets are available in the rugby club.
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Is there a minimum age?
Yes there is. You must be 18 years old or above on the day of the race.
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How many entrants are there?
The race is limited to 1000 runners.
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Can I buy a slate medallion?
This year there will be some available to buy from the rugby club for £5.
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Are there any prizes?
Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female and the winners of all Masters age groups. Each runner will receive Keswick Half Marathon T-Shirt. Slate medallions will be available in the club house at a cost of £5 each on a first come first served basis.Course Record Prize: A new course record will win £
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200Is the course suitable for wheelchairs?
We feel that the course is not suitable for people wanting to bring wheelchairs or pushchairs.
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Is the course suitable for Nordic Walking?
We feel that the course is not suitable for Nordic Walking.
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Can I wear headphones?
No – the roads are still open to cars as usual so wearing headphones would be a risk to your safety.
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Can I run with my dog?
No, sorry.
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Is there a team category?
No, sorry.
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