It seems the race’s billing as the ‘most beautiful marathon in Britain’ has held sway with a hundreds of runners confirming they will be returning to Kielder on Sunday 5 October. The series of events, which includes the Kielder 10k, Kielder Run-Bike-Run (both Saturday 4 October), the marathon and junior runs, are expected to attract over 3,000 participants.
Now in its fifth year, the race will start and finish at Northumbrian Water’s Leaplish Waterside Park. The off-road route will circle northern Europe’s largest man-made lake, Kielder Water in Northumberland, and the world’s fourth largest Dark Sky Park thanks to minimal light pollution.
Race director Steve Cram said he was delighted to welcome so many return entries again this time round: “Five years on, Kielder Marathon is going from strength to strength and I’m delighted that we continue to draw in our ever presents - runners who have been with us since the inaugural event.”
“The whole weekend is really exciting for everyone involved and these are the people who help make it. Our partnership with Active Northumberland this year will maintain Kielder Marathon’s appeal with local runners and the destination itself continues to be the real star of the show - a perfect stage for the most beautiful running and cycling event in the UK.”
Entries are still available for the event. For more information and to register, visit the Kielder Marathon website.