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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.

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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 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
Raceday Logistics

Registration & Packet Pickup:

Race Registration will take place from 3-8pm on Friday 28th May. Race Registration will also be open between 7-8.45am on Saturday 29th May.

Race Day Schedule:

08:30: Marathon

09:00: Half Marathon

09:30: 10K

10:00: 5K

14:00: Kids 1 Mile

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

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.

Bag Drop: There will be bag drop available at registration

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

First Aid: There will be first aid available around the course and at the event village

Age Restrictions: All individual entrants for 5K through to marathon must be aged 17 or over. This is to comply with UK Athletics guidance. For the Kids 1 Mile race any age between 5 - 12 years old.

Feed Stations: The courses will be fully marked and marshalled so no need for navigation and there is feed stations every 5 miles.

Kit List
  • Trail shoes
  • Rain jacket
  • Mobile phone (in case of emergency)
  • Additional nutrition
  • A re-useable cup (our races are plastic free!)
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    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 all Trail Pursuit finishers receive a medal?
    Yes, all participants will receive a medal as soon as they cross the finish line.
    Will there be toilets at Trail Pursuit?
    Yes, there will be plenty of facilities available in the Trail Pursuit event village.
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