Race director Steve Cram has unveiled plans for an exciting new event to the Kielder Marathon weekend of 3-4 October. In addition to the regular line-up, which includes the marathon and half marathon, Kielder 10K, Run-Bike-Run and junior races, competitors can now take part in the Kielder Dam and finish at Northumbrian Water’s Leaplish Waterside Park.
Held alongside what is known as ‘Britain’s most beautiful marathon’ the event will take participants around part of the largest man-made lake in northern Europe, Kielder water, and through Kielder Forest.
Event Director, Steve Cram, said: "This year is very exciting for us with a new addition to Kielder Marathon weekend. Kielder is a beautiful running and cycling destination but the marathon and 10K are at opposite ends of the spectrum.”
Cram added: "The half marathon is a very popular distance and we’re delighted that we can now offer it here, in an unmissable location, and together with Active Northumberland secure the future of this hugely popular event."
Kielder Marathon, which is now in its sixth year and welcomes more than 3,000 runners annually, is returning with title sponsors, Active Northumberland for 2015. The marathon has become a firm favourite in the racing calendar thanks to its spectacular setting and unique course.
More information on the Kielder Marathon weekend is available here.