Kielder Marathon Weekend

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Kielder Marathon Weekend
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Set by the beautiful Kielder Water in Northumberland, this jam-packed weekend of races is the perfect autumn activity. Choose from a marathon, half marathon, 10k or duathlon, and bring your little ones along for the junior races. Come for the amazing scenery and vibrant atmosphere.
10k, Gravel Duathlon, Marathon, and 3 more
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Sat, 5 Oct 2024 - Sun, 6 Oct 2024
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Hexham, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Hexham NE48 1BT, UK
Start times
Saturday, 5 Oct 2024
10k: 1:00 pmGravel Duathlon: 1:00 pm
Sunday, 6 Oct 2024
Marathon: 10:15 amHalf Marathon: 10:15 amThe Osprey Junior Run: 10:45 amThe Falcon Junior Run: 10:45 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Kielder Marathon Weekend
£42 - £44
Half Marathon
£37 - £39
£25.50 - £27.50
Gravel Duathlon
£27.67 - £60
Route information
The Marathon route follows an almost entirely off-road course around northern Europe’s largest man-made lake, Kielder Water, in Northumberland.
Half Marathon
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.
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 for possibly the most beautiful 10K in the UK! You will be absorbed by your beautiful surroundings as you churn out the miles.
Gravel Duathlon
The Gravel Duathlon follows an almost entirely off-road course around the man-made lake, Kielder Water. The first run stage takes you on the 10K course around Bull Crag back to the Start/Finish area into Transition 1.
The next stage sees you take in the North Shore on two wheels, covering 35km*, you will return over the impressive Kielder Dam to the South Shore and Transition 2 on the approach to Bull Crag Peninsula. Mountain bikes, hybrid bikes or cyclocross are recommended 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.
Junior Runs
The Osprey run, a 1.5km race for children aged six to ten.
The Falcon run covers 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.
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What's included
  • Medal
  • Tech t-shirt
  • Goody bag for all finishers
  • FREE Park & Ride
  • Secure baggage drop
  • Post race massage
  • Local produce and refreshments
  • Prizes for top 3 male and female and first V40, V50, V60 or prizes for top 3 males / females in the junior races
How to get there
Hexham NE48 1BT, UK
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By Car
Kielder Water is a 1hr 14 14-minute drive from Newcastle via the A68 and a 1 hr 14-minute drive from Carlisle via the B6357.
Park and Ride
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.
Event day logistics
Saturday 5th
13:00 Kielder 10k and Gravel Duathlon start
Sunday 6th
10:15 Kielder Marathon and Half Marathon start
10:45 Kielder Osprey and Falcon Junior runs start
Age Requirements
  • Marathon - 18+
  • Half Marathon - 17+
  • 10k - 15+
  • Run Bike Run - 18+
  • Osprey Run - 6-10
  • Falcon Run - 11-15
Race Packs
Once you have entered you will be sent by post your race number, timing chip & race information pack. Race information packs will also be available for download on the website prior to the event.
Cut-Off Times
  • Marathon - participants must reach the Dam (17.25 miles) by 15:45 and Tower Knowe (19 miles) by 16:00
  • Half Marathon - 4 hours
  • 10k - 2.5 hours
  • Gravel Duathlon - 4.5 hours
Event Village
There will be a lively event village with sports massage, food, drink and live music.
Spectator Info
Spectator tickets are charged at £3 per person for the day. Spectator shuttles run throughout the day to various vantage points on the route.
Can I enter on the day of the Kielder Marathon?
Unfortunately it is not possible to enter on the day.
Is there an upper age limit at the Kielder Marathon?
No, all runners should just ensure they are physically able to complete their chosen distance.
Can I run with my dog at the Kielder Marathon?
Unfortunately dogs are not permitted at this event.
What do I do if I lose my runner number for the Kielder Marathon?
If you realise prior to the event, let us know via email or telephone Events of the North and they 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.
Does the course at the Kielder Marathon go on any public roads with traffic?
No the course is almost entirely off road on the Lakeside Way around Kielder Reservoir. There are no public roads on the course.
How will I know which way to go at the Kielder Marathon?
There will be course signage and marshals at all key junctions to ensure you don’t get lost.
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