Marathon, 1/2 & Mini-10K in Coniston

11th June 2023

  1. Events
  2. Marathon, 1/2 & Mini-10K

Incredible views on the most scenic trail marathon in the country

Starting and finishing at Coniston Hall Landing Point on the shores of Coniston Water, the Lakeland Trails Marathon takes in a complete circuit of Coniston Water along fully marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways. Taking in the idyllic beauty spot of Tarn Hows and the elevated Beacon Tarn, the whole course gives panoramic views of Lake Coniston and the surrounding peaks of the Old Man, Swirl How, Wetherlam and Dow Crags. Described by Runners' World magazine as 'the most scenic trail Marathon in Britain' this event is quickly becoming a classic European trail marathon.

For those wanting a shorter option, the Lakeland Trails Half Marathon utilises the first 17km section of the marathon course as far as Tarn Hows, before heading back to Coniston. The Lakeland Trails Mini Marathon 10K utilises the beautiful Torver Trail route from 2014, starting and finishing from Land's Point in Coniston.

A carnival atmosphere is guaranteed for both spectators and competitors, with live music, race commentary, food and drink all available at the start and finish. So, whether you're new to trail running, an experienced athlete, or simply looking for an unforgettable day out in the Lake District, a family-friendly, festival atmosphere and some amazing trail running awaits you!

Entry

Mini Marathon 10k

11.15am

£35

For both competitive and casual runners, a well-marked and marshalled 10K course with fast, graded runnable climbs and descents for those used to off road running. There is a time limit of 2 hours for the 10K and to enter you must be at least 18 years old.

CLOSED

Lakeland Trails Half Marathon Challenge

10.00am

£39.50

An event for less competitive runners and fitness walkers. If you want to take it easy and enjoy the views, this is the one for you. There is a time limit of 4 hours for the Challenge and to enter you must be at least 18 years old.

CLOSED

Lakeland Trails Half Marathon Race

11.00am

£39.50

For the competitive runner, a well marked and marshalled course with fast, graded runnable climbs and descents for those used to off road running. There is a time limit of 3 hours for the Race and to enter you must be at least 18 years old.

CLOSED

Lakeland Trails Marathon Challenge

07.00am

£49.50

An event for less competitive runners and fitness walkers. If you want to take it easy and enjoy the views, this is the one for you. There is a time limit of 8 hours for the Challenge and to enter you must be at least 18 years old. You must register for this event on Saturday 11th June 2022

CLOSED

Lakeland Trails Marathon Challenge

08.00am

£49.50

An event for less competitive runners and fitness walkers. If you want to take it easy and enjoy the views, this is the one for you. There is a time limit of 7 hours for the Challenge and to enter you must be at least 18 years old. You must register for this event on Saturday 11th June 2022

CLOSED

Lakeland Trails Marathon Race

09.00am

£49.50

For the competitive runner, a well marked and marshalled course with fast, graded runnable climbs and descents for those used to off road running. There is a time limit of 6 hours for the Race and to enter you must be at least 18 years old.

CLOSED

Course Maps & Profiles

Further Information

Share your day on Instagram with #lakelandtrails

Start Lists

Start Lists are available below.

We are happy to make any last-minute swaps if you either drop us an email or visit the Enquiries desk at least 45 minutes before the scheduled event start.

Marathon, 1/2 and Mini 10k - Race Day

Please read our comprehensive Event Guide to find out everything you need to know about the event.

Please note, registration for each race closes 45 minutes before your scheduled start time apart from the Marathon Challenge (Registatration ONLY open on Saturday)


Very important - no entry to the car park after 10.15am and no exit before 12.30pm

✅Follow the event carpark signage when you arrive in the village

❌Only SMALL vans (max. VW Transporter) are permitted on our event parking.

✅Race number to be collected on the day AT LEAST 45 minutes before your Start Time (apart from Marathon Challenge)

✅Start Times and numbers found on the Start Lists on the event page of our website. We will also confirm these by email.

✅ If you forget yours, there's a tablet in the marquee for you to check it

✅Your race number must be attached HORIZONTALLY or the timing chip won’t be read

✅Let us know if you want to change your start time / race distance before you start

✅Set off at your allocated time or you won't show on the Results

✅Carry your own water or bring your own cup if you want water at a waterstation

✅If you arrive at a closed gate, please close it behind you

❌No over ear or in ear headphones(bone conducting ones permitted)

❌Snotrockets or spitting

❌Dogs are not permitted on the course

✅ Have a great day

Make sure you follow the route!

You will do a complete loop around Tarn Hows so please be directed by marshals and make sure you run past the flying banner and timing mat ONCE!

If you've run before, please note there isn't an aid station next to Tarn Hows; it's now located a short distance after the tarn.

This is a water station for Half Marathon runners which you will approach first (at 14.4k on the Half course). Marathon runners - please don't use this as we have a water and feed station for you just 1km further on (at 18.2k).

Toilets

We had reports of people doing unpleasant things outside a holiday cottage last year - please be considerate!

As well as facilities at Coniston Old Hall, there will be a Portaloo just after the second feedstation on the Marathon course at approx. 18.5k) and toilets at the third feedstation at Water Yeat (31k).

Event Timetable

Saturday 11th June 2022

14.30 - 17.00 Registration for the Marathon Challenge (7am and 8am Starts)

Sunday 12 June 2022

06.30: Car park opens at the event parking at Coniston Showground, Land's Point, Coniston Old Hall

07.00: Registration opens in the marquee

07.00: START: Marathon Trail Challenge (8 hr time limit - register on Saturday)

08.00: START: Marathon Trail Challenge (7 hr time limit - register on Saturday)

09.00: START: Marathon Trail Race

10.00: START: Half Marathon Trail Challenge

11.00: START: Half Marathon Trail Race

11.15: START: Mini Marathon 10k

14.15 : Children's Fun Trails

14.30 Après Trails live music with singer / songwriter Pete Lashley

15.30 Prize & Spot Prize Giving

The event requires over 100 marshals and stewards, so if you want to volunteer to help us in any way we would love to hear from you. Check out our volunteers' page for more details.