Can I get a refund if I can’t attend the race?

Sorry but we cannot give refunds.  We can discuss deferring your entry to the following year only – please feel free to get in touch

Is there car parking?

The rugby club car park offers parking for 150 cars at £4 per car.  We would ask anyone staying in town to please walk down to the club.  There are several pay and display car parks within walking distance. If the weather has been dry we have overflow car parking on the grass rugby pitch but if there has been any rain in the run up to race day we can’t risk damaging the playing surfaces!

Where does the race start?

The race starts in Portinscale (just beyond the footbridge) which is approximately 20 minutes’ walk from the rugby club. Please don’t leave it until the last minute! 🙂 The route to the start will be signposted and marshals will be on hand to point you in the right direction.

Can I register on the day?

Yes you can but entry is an additional £5.00 per person. On the day entries are looked after by our team in the club house, from 9am.

Is there First Aid provision?

Yes, we work with an external supplier who provides first aid cover out on the course as well as at the rugby club.

Is there a fun run for kids?

Due to a decline in popularity, we no longer offer the fun run or children’s races.  Sorry.

Who organises the race?

The race is organised by Keswick Rugby Club to raise funds to support rugby throughout the year.  We are also raising money to help with development of a new club house.  For more information take a look at the rugby club website.

Are there toilets at the start?

Toilets are available at the rugby club and at the race start line.

Is there a minimum age?

Yes there is. You must be 18 years old or above on the day of the race.

How many entrants are there?

The race is limited to 1,000 runners.

Can I buy a slate medallion?

Slate medallions are available to purchase at the time of registration, as a separate entry on the registration form, at the cost of £7.00 each.  At the finish line, you will be able to collect your slate medal purely by showing your race number.  Please note – there WILL NOT be any slate medals available to purchase on the day so please ensure you purchase at the time of registration to avoid disappointment.

Does this year’s entry include a free t-shirt?

Yes! Yes! Yes! Each entrant will be given a Keswick Half Marathon t-shirt on the day, in the size you select during the registration process – to remind you of your fabulous achievement.  Some of you may opt to not receive the t-shirt on environmental grounds – this option can be selected during the registration process.

Are there any prizes?

Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female and the winners of all Masters age groups.

Course Record Prize: A new course record will win £250
Prizes will only be given out at the prize giving (they will not be couriered/posted)

Current Course Record holder – Joe Beech, 1:11:07 (Year, 2019)

Is the course suitable for wheelchairs?

We feel that the course is not suitable for people wanting to bring wheelchairs or pushchairs.

Is the course suitable for Nordic Walking?

We feel that the course is not suitable for Nordic Walking.

Can I wear headphones?

No – the roads are still open to cars as usual so wearing headphones would be a risk to your safety.

Can I run with my dog?

No, sorry, no dogs allowed.

Is there a team category?

No, sorry.

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