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

6th June 2021

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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

Lakeland Trails Marathon Challenge

07.00am

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.

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Lakeland Trails Marathon Race

09.00am

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.

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Mini Marathon 10K

11.15am

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.

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Lakeland Trails Half Marathon Challenge

11.30am

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.

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Lakeland Trails Half Marathon Race

12.30am

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.

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Course maps

Further Information

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

Start Lists and Event Guide will be available approximately 2 weeks before the event date.

Event Timetable

Saturday 3rd October 2020

It will not be necessary for the Marathon Challenge runners to register on the Saturday as numbers will be posted out so we can make the event as covid-secure as possible.

Sunday 4th October 2020

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

07.30: Enquiry Desk opens in the marquee

07.45: START: Marathon Trail Challenge

09.00: START: Marathon Trail Race

10.00 : START: Mini Marathon 10K

10.45: START: Half Marathon Trail Challenge

12.00: START: Half Marathon Trail Race

14.30 Apr├Ęs Trails live music with singer / songwriter Kev Kendal

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.