With less than a week until registration closes, organisers of Brathay Windermere marathon are encouraging runners to sign-up for this year's event. As it stands, the race, recently voted the second best marathon in the UK, has only attracted just over 1,000 entries and is looking for a last push to raise much needed funds for the Brathay Trust.
Due to take place on Sunday 19 May, the race follows a scenic route through the Lake District, taking runners through Hawkshead, Newby Bridge, Bowness-on-Windermere and Ambleside. Originally staged from 1982-1986, the Brathay Trust revived the event in 2007.
Mark Bushell from Brathay Trust commented: "This is arguably one of the most scenic, and challenging, marathons in Europe. Clearly people love it as we were recently voted second best marathon in the UK behind the Snowdonia marathon. Runners tell us that they not only love the scenery but that they also appreciate the extremely professional way in which we organise the event."
Bushell continued: "It would be great if we could secure another hundred more entries. The entry fee would not only enable runners to experience one of the great marathon runs but would also help to generate much needed cash to help us continue our invaluable work with vulnerable and disadvantaged young people."
Entry for the marathon is priced at £36, or £38 for unaffiliated runners. To register, visit the event website.