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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.

How to enter the Kielder Marathon

  1. 10 K

    Run 10km
    £39–£41
    Event passed
  2. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi

Kielder Marathon routes

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.

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
FAQs

Is there an upper age limit?
No. All that we ask is that any participant unsure of their physical ability to take part should seek medical advice from a general practitioner prior to the event.

I haven’t run in a proper race before? Can I still enter?
Absolutely! You should ensure you are are physically able to complete the event, it is advisable to try a few runs close to the distance you are looking to complete before the event, it’s not a race against the clock but a fun and safe way for you to find out how enjoyable running is and to hopefully start you running regularly.

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.

Kielder Marathon weather forecast

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IconLight breeze possible, up to 6mph

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