Canceled Event – Keswick Half Marathon 2020


It is with huge regret that I have to inform you that Corona virus has finally called time on the 2020 event.

Myself and the team had hoped to be able to provide a different but still fantastic event whilst adhering to social distancing guidelines.  To that end I have been liaising with the appropriate authorities including UK Athletics and Keswick’s local authorities and whilst, theoretically it would still be possible – the measures we would need to enforce; along with the growing incidence of new cases daily and the local lockdowns that are being imposed around the country,  the decision has been made to safeguard all parties and cancel the 2020 Keswick Half Marathon.

So what happens next?  All participants will automatically be transferred onto the 2021 event which is scheduled to be held on 2nd May 2021.  Please contact us by email if this date does not suit you.

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We hope that if you have planned to make a weekend of it here in Keswick that you still decide to visit and enjoy what else the lakes has to offer.

Finally, please appreciate this has been a very difficult decision to have to make – as late as this morning we have had people wanting to register as COVID19 has robbed us all of so much this year.  We look forward to 2021 event which will be bigger and better.


Kind regards and happy running,

Carrick Wharmby

Race Director, Keswick Half Marathon.



Keswick Half Marathon is said to be one of the most scenic half marathons in the country. The challenging course takes you around Derwentwater with an extra loop into the Newlands valley.

We raise money to operate a successful rugby program developing all age groups with good coaching and necessary equipment.
We are working towards improving our Club, not just the on-field game, but the club house and grounds. Unfortunatley the Club house and facilities regularly flood which put strains on the maintenance and up-keep. A large amount of money has been put towards pitch drainage and lighting now the Club house is in need! With plans to relocate the clubhouse above flood waters and improve our facilities we are working towards this goal.

Come and take part in this very popular annual event. The route is a circuit of Derwentwater, with a loop into the Newlands valley, probably the most scenic 13 miles 192.5 yards in the country.

Next Race:

11th October 2020


“probably the most scenic 13 miles 192.5 yards in the country”

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