Kielder Marathon Weekend

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£8.00 - £65.00
Join Events of the North for Britain's most beautiful running event set in the stunning surroundings of northern Europe’s largest man-made lake, Kielder Water, Northumberland. A full weekend of activities, there are 6 races to choose from, making it the perfect event for athletes of all ages and abilities. Come for the gorgeous setting and finisher's medal.
10k, Run Bike Run, Marathon, and 3 more
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Sat, 7 Oct 2023 - Sun, 8 Oct 2023
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Hexham, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Hexham NE48 1BT, UK
Start times
Sun, 8 Oct 2023
10:15am |
Half Marathon:
10:15am |
The Osprey Junior Run:
10:45am |
The Falcon Junior Run:
Sat, 7 Oct 2023
1:00pm |
Run Bike Run:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Kielder Marathon Weekend
£41.00 - £43.00
Half Marathon
£36.00 - £38.00
£25.00 - £27.00
Run Bike Run
£27.70 - £65.00
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 and join us on Saturday 1st October for possibly the most beautiful 10K in the UK! You will be absorbed by your beautiful surroundings as you churn out the miles.
Run Bike Run
The Run Bike Run follows an almost entirely off-road course around the man-made lake, Kielder Water. 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. 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’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.
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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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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.
Spectators are charged at £3 per person for the day. Spectator shuttles run throughout the day to various vantage points on the route.
Event day logistics
Saturday 7th
13:00 Kielder 10k and Run Bike Run start
Sunday 8th
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.
Event Village
There will be a lively event village with sports massage, food, drink and live music.
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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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