Keswick Half Marathon
Keswick Half Marathon is said to be one of the most scenic half marathon routes in the country. The challenging course takes you around Derwentwater with an extra loop into the Newlands valley.
The half marathon is organised by Keswick Rugby Club and we raise money to operate a successful rugby program developing all age groups with quality coaching and the necessary equipment. We’re proud of the levels of involvement and inclusivity that we achieve within the town and surrounding area and boast four mixed junior teams, seven junior boys teams, four junior girls teams, two senior men’s teams and a senior women’s team. Not bad for a town of roughly 5,000 people!
We’re working towards improving our Club, not just the on-field game, but the club house and grounds. Unfortunately the club house and facilities regularly flood which puts strain on the maintenance and up-keep. A large amount of money has been put towards pitch drainage and lighting and now the club house is in need. With plans to relocate the club house above the flood waters and improve our facilities, we’re working towards this goal and the money raised from the half marathon helps towards making this dream a reality.
One of the comments that we never get bored of hearing is how great our marshals are. The event is staffed by a huge team of volunteers from the rugby club and the local community and we’re often told that it’s their enthusiastic encouragement and smiles that get the runners around the course!
Come and take part in this very popular annual event; we appreciate that we’re biased but believe wholeheartedly that it is the most scenic 13 miles 192.5 yards in the country. If the running doesn’t take your breath away, the elevated views of Derwentwater certainly will.
9am On the day registration in the clubhouse and number collection for pre-registered entries in the stand
11am Race starts
2pm Prize giving
The Big Build!
KRUFC are trying to raise £500,000 to build a new club house.
We’re aware that the subject of a new club house build has been raised many times in the past and it is easy to become apathetic towards the matter as previous plans have stalled, momentum has been lost and we’ve slipped back into the status quo of having a club house that will do.
Now, however, our facility simply won’t do and inactivity and procrastination is no longer an option.
The building of our club house was perhaps the earliest example of ‘The Keswick Way’, being built by club members but, flood resilience aside, it no longer meets our needs and aspirations. Once the preserve of single sex senior teams, our club now has thriving junior and women’s teams and we need to create a building that works for all our members, right now and for future generations.
To donate, please visit; www.keswickrugby.online/donations
Thank you very much. 🙂