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Trail Pursuit Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

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Windermere, Lake District provides the epic backdrop for this trail running adventure. Runners of all abilities can take to the trails in a 5K, 10K, half marathon or marathon in support of Brathay Trust Charity, and relax after the race with yoga, swimming, and a buzzing event festival.
C-19 Plan
Trail Pursuit has confirmed that this event will be going ahead as planned on Friday 28th May 2021 in accordance with the COVID-19 safety measures. Learn more

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  1. 5K

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  3. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
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  4. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
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  5. Kids 1 Mile

    Run 1mi
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Trail Pursuit Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K routes

Skirt the shores of the beautiful Lake Windermere and head to the hard-packed forest trails in this epic trail-running event.

All races will start at Brathay Hall, and participants will get a taste of mixed terrain trail running as they traverse hard-packed forest trails, elevated fells & bridleways ways, all while experiencing the breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Windermere.

The event is perfect for the whole family, and the grounds of Brathay Hall will be filled with entertainment for all. Wind down post race with expert-led vinyasa yoga, and unleash your free spirit with a wild swim in Lake Windermere.

Please ensure all race numbers are visible to the marshals, as you will need to check in at each feed station on route. The courses will be fully marked and marshalled so no need for navigation and there is feed stations every 5 miles.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Fully marked and marshalled course
  • Chip timed
  • Finisher's eco medal
  • Nutrition by Mountain Fuel & Chia Charge
  • Post race wild swimming and vinyasa yoga
  • Athlete speakers
  • Sports expo
  • Official event photography
  • Food vendors and other entertainment
  • Half Marathon & Marathon finishers beer by Raven Hill
  • On-site first aid
  • On-site parking
  • Feed stations every 5 miles
  • Bag drop
Raceday Logistics

Race Registration Open:

Friday 28th 3pm - 8pm

Saturday 29th 7am - 8:45am

Race Day Schedule:

*An official warm up will take place approximately 15 minutes before the start of each race.

08:30: Marathon

09:00: Half Marathon

09:30: 10K

10:00: 5K

14:00: Kids 1 Mile

Wild swimming & vinyasa flow yoga times will be announced nearer to the event. Each race will have their own slot for enjoying a dip in Lake Windermere.

Cut-off times: There will be no cut off times for this event

Kit List
  • Trail shoes
  • Rain jacket
  • Mobile phone (in case of emergency)
  • Additional nutrition
  • A re-useable cup (to help the event stay plastic free)
  • Spectators

    Spectators are encouraged to come & support their friends & family running with FREE entrance. The grounds of Brathay Hall are filled with food vendors & other entertainment so bring the whole family.

    If they don’t run but would like to try a Yoga or Wild Swim session they can book these individually as ‘Extras’ on the event website.


    If you are interested in helping out & being part of the Trail Pursuit team, please email David or Ed on [email protected] or [email protected]

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Trail Pursuit suitable for all abilities?
    Yes, the event encourages participants of all abilities. With no cut off times and well-marked trails, it's the perfect event for both beginners and experts.
    Will there be toilets at Trail Pursuit?
    Yes, there will be plenty of facilities available in the Trail Pursuit event village.
    Is there a cut-off time for the Trail Pursuit races?
    No, there is no cut-off time to ensure participants enjoy their runs without any pressure.
    Is there an age requirement to enter the Trail Pursuit races?
    Yes, all must be aged 17 and over. For the Kids 1 Mile race participants must be 5 - 12 years old.
    Are there any prizes available during the Trail Pursuit races?
    Prizes are awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Male&Female finishers in each race.
    When do the post race Wild Swims take place?
    The Wild Swims will be staggered throughout the day on site. Each distance will have their own time to enjoy this refreshing swim.

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