One of the most scenic events on the circuit, Brathay Windermere Marathon, will celebrate its 10th year this Sunday (22 May). Excitement for the anniversary event is already building with news that the half marathon, launched for the first time this year, has already sold out.
Renowned for its stunning course, marathon runners enjoy a 26.2 anti-clockwise lap around Lake Windermere, which takes in the honey-pot sites of Hawkshead, Newby Bridge, Bowness-on-Windermere and Ambleside. Over half the course is run on partially traffic-free roads or roads with a dedicated running lane.
The 13.1 mile route will adopt many of the features of the longer race and will see runners depart from Brathay Hall, through Hawkshead and alongside the peaceful Esthwaite Water. Runners return with views of the iconic Langdales and the surrounding fells.
Runners taking part in the event will be able to see the 10in10 participants complete the last leg of their testing journey. The Brathay 10in10 sees competitors tackle 10 marathons in consecutive days to support Brathay Trust's work with underprivileged children and young people.
Entries for Brathay Windermere Marathon close on Friday (20 May). Registration details are available here.