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Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon

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Britains Most Beautiful Marathon is the finale to a weekend of events, starting with the Kielder 10K & Kielder Run Bike Run followed by the Kielder Half Marathon and Junior races. It all adds up to an electric atmosphere and a fabulous weekend in this beautiful part of the country.

How to enter the Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon

  1. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
    £39–£41
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  2. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    £33–£35
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  3. 10K

    Run 10km
    £25–£27
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  4. Run Bike Run

    Duathlon: Run 11km, Bike 25km, Run 10km
    £60–£63
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  5. The Osprey Run

    Run 1.5km
    £8
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  6. The Falcon's Cover

    Run 2.5km
    £8
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Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon routes

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.

Event Details

What’s Included
Medal, tech t-shirt and goody bag for all finishers
FREE Park & Ride system for all runners. Spectator passes at £3 for the day with shuttle buses to numerous vantage points on the route.
Secure baggage drop
Post race massage
Local produce and refreshments
Prizes for top 3 male and female and first V40, V50, V60
Raceday Logistics
Saturday -

Run Bike Run 13:00
10K 13:05

Sunday -

Marathon 10:15
Half Marathon 10:15
Junior 10:45
Kit List
Can my dog run alongside me?
For health and safety reasons we cannot allow any pets to participate in any of the events.
Will you send me information in advance?
Once you have entered we will send you by post your race number, timing chip & race information pack. Race information packs will be available for download on the website prior to the event.

What do I do if I lose my runner number?
If you realise prior to the event, let us know via email or telephone and we can arrange for another number to be sent to you in advance for a small admin fee. If you can’t find your number on the day, the event information cabin at the venue will check your entry and issue you will an alternative number.
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.

FAQs

Can I enter on the day?

Unfortunately we do not accept any entries on the day.

Which event should I do?

It depends on your experience and current levels of fitness. Choose an event that will challenge you but is ultimately achievable. You can choose from Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K or Run Bike Run

Can my kids enter?

Children over 16 can enter the 10K or over 17 can enter the half marathon.
10K minimum age limit for participants is 16 years old on the day of the event. Anyone born on or before October 12th 2003

Half Marathon minimum age limit for participants is 17 years on the day of the event. Anyone born on or before October 13th 2001

Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon weather forecast

Light rain throughout the day.

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