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Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon

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MARATHON
SUNDAY 13TH OCTOBER 2019
The Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon route follows an almost entirely off-road course around northern Europe’s largest man-made lake, Kielder Water, in Northumberland.

Britain’s Most Beautiful Marathon is the finale to a weekend of events, starting with the Kielder 10K & Kielder Run Bike Run on Saturday 12th October and followed by the Kielder Half Marathon and Junior races on Sunday 13th October. It all adds up to an electric atmosphere and a fabulous weekend in this beautiful part of the country.

Why not make a short break of it and bring your friends and family along? There is plenty to do in and around Kielder Water and the wider Northumberland countryside! Use the accommodation link to look for places to stay.

HALF MARATHON
SUNDAY 13TH OCTOBER 2019
After a hugely successful inaugural event in 2015, the Half Marathon is now a permanent fixture in the Kielder Marathon Weekend. If the marathon is a stretch too far and the 10K is over all too quickly, then here is your perfect challenge. The Kielder Half Marathon will have some dedicated parking near the start line on the Dam for competitors. All kit and spectators are then taken to the finish via the usual bus service which will operate a return arrangement from the finish area. Why not make a short break of it and bring your friends and family along? There is plenty to do in and around Kielder Water and the wider Northumberland countryside! Use the accommodation link to look for places to stay. All events were a SELL OUT in 2018 so make sure you enter now to secure your part in Britain’s Most Beautiful Marathon Weekend!

KIELDER 10K
SATURDAY 12TH OCTOBER 2019
Come and Beat the Bull! Run the Kielder 10K around the stunning Bull Crag Peninsula of Kielder Water. If the full marathon is 20 miles too far for you, panic not you can still enjoy the stunning scenery and join us on Saturday 12th October for possibly the most beautiful 10K in the UK! You will be absorbed by your beautiful surroundings as you churn out the miles. Why not make a short break of it and bring your friends and family along? There is plenty to do in and around Kielder Water and the wider Northumberland countryside! Use the accommodation link to look for places to stay. The 10K has sold out for the last 4 years, so make sure you enter now to secure your part in Britain’s Most Beautiful Marathon Weekend!

RUN BIKE RUN
SATURDAY 12TH OCTOBER 2019
The Active Northumberland Kielder Run Bike Run follows an almost entirely off-road course around northern Europe’s largest man-made lake, Kielder Water, in Northumberland.

The first run stage takes you on the first 11km* of the Kielder Marathon Course to Transition 1 in Kielder Village.

The next stage sees you take in the North Shore on two wheels, covering 25km* you will return over the impressive Kielder Dam to the South Shore and Transition 2 on the approach to Bull Crag Peninsula. We would recommend mountain bikes, hybrid bikes or cyclocross for the bike section. Traditional road bikes are not suitable.

The final stage is a 6km* run taking in the final stages of the 10k route and the stunning Bull Crag Peninsula and back along the Lakeside Way to the finish at Leaplish Waterside Park.
The Osprey run, a 1.5km race for children aged six to ten

The Falcon’s cover 2.5km and is for children ages eleven to fifteen

Both routes take place within the Kielder Waterside Park boundary and juniors get to cross over the iconic Marathon finish line alongside the stunning Kielder Water.

Logistics and schedule

Saturday -

Run Bike Run 13:00
10K 13:05

Sunday -

Marathon 10:15
Half Marathon 10:15
Junior 10:45

Spectators

Spectator passes at £3 for the day with shuttle buses to numerous vantage points on the route.

Why not make a short break of it and bring your friends and family along? There is plenty to do in and around Kielder Water and the wider Northumberland countryside! Use the accommodation link to look for places to stay.

How to get there

Kielder, Hexham NE48 1EG, UK

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I don’t drive – can I get to the venue by public transport?
There is very limited public transport in the area. If you are competing in the Marathon or Half Marathon there is a dedicated return bus service from Newcastle Central station available at a charge of £10 per person. Both runners and spectators can use this service. You can register your interest for this during registration.

How do I get to the start area from the car park?
There is a FREE shuttle bus service for runners to and from the car parks, your race number acts as your ticket. If you are collecting your race number on the day please bring a print out of your registration confirmation. Spectators are charged at £3 per person for the day. Spectator shuttles run throughout the day to various vantage points on the route.

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Marathon
10:15am Sun 13th Oct 2019
Half Marathon
10:15am Sun 13th Oct 2019
10K
1:00pm Sat 12th Oct 2019
Run Bike Run
1:00pm Sat 12th Oct 2019
The Osprey Run
10:45am Sun 13th Oct 2019
The Falcon's Cover
10:45am Sun 13th Oct 2019
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