After the excitement of the launch of the Brathay Windermere Half Marathon last month, runners are being alerted that entries for the race, plus the popular 26.2 mile event, are now open. Scheduled for Sunday 22 May, the marathon is regarded as one of the most scenic in the UK, and with the 13.1 mile race adopting many of its features, interest is expected to be high.
The course is a 26.2 anti-clockwise lap around Lake Windermere and 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 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 is the 10 marathons in consecutive days challenge that raises funds to support Brathay Trust's work with underprivileged children and young people.
Entry details are available here.