Welcome to the North Lakes New Year Half Marathon 2018, set in the base of the stunning Lorton valley. Although you will be surrounded by lakeland fells, the course itself is quite gentle by Cumbrian standards, on quiet rolling roads with no "major" hills.
Starting at 10.00 am on Sunday, January 7th, the inaugural event caters to runners of all abilities. If you want to go for an early season PB, complete your first half marathon or just burn off some of the winter festivities, then start your new year on the right foot.
Places are limited so make sure you sign up early. See you all in 2018!
We would like to support Marie Curie, whose hospice in Newcastle Upon Tyne is looking after Annalee Paterson. During the sign up procedure and on the day you will be able to donate to this charity. Marie Curie are supporting Annalee, her husband Robert and their 5 young children through an incredibly difficult time. Both Annalee and Robert are members of local running club Derwent AC in Cockermouth and have run the roads where we are holding the event. We thank you in advance for any donations, you can click on this link or on the Marie Curie logo below to make a donation via Just Giving.
The event headquarters will be located at www.graysonside.co.uk (CA13 9TQ) situated on the outskirts of Cockermouth. Click the link for address details. *IMPORTANT* The site has single road access, vehicles arriving on the site must stay for the duration of the event. Access to and from the site will be granted once competitors have finished the race. Alternatively, we recommend parking in one of the permitted areas of Cockermouth, should you wish to leave the event as soon as you finish the run.
Site opens for parking - 7.30am
Last access for vehicle parking - 9.30am
Strictly no vehicles will be allowed on site after this time.
Registration opens at 8.00am and closes at 9.30am
Race start time - 10.00am
Food and drink will be available to purchase after the event in the registration area.
Every competitor will receive a finishers memento.
Prize giving for the winners will be as close to 12.30 pm as possible depending on finish times and conditions.
As the event is NOT on closed roads, runners must follow the instructions of the marshals at junctions and the whole course will be signposted. Please keep on the left-hand side of the road and be alert where there are junctions although these will be marshalled.
UKA Affiliated: £14 (*)
An administration fee of 75p per entrant will be charged by our online entry partner, Results Base, and a card processing fee of 1.25% will be charged on the total order by the card gateway provider.
(*) Please note that during the registration process your British Athletics/UKA membership will be checked and if valid the appropriate discount will be applied. Scottish Athletics and Welsh Athletics members can also obtain the discount by entering their membership number into the appropriate field.
All runners must be 16 or over on the day of the race.
Every competitor will have chip timing and the option to send an SMS of this time to themselves or a family member.
The course will be officially measured in September for UKA races.
The route will be officially measured in September 2017. See the route page on the www.thenorthlakeshalfmarathon.co.uk website for the planned route.