Registration and changing

9am – Club house and changing rooms open

9am – 10.30am – Race number collection from the grandstand

9am – 10.30am – On the day registrations available in the club house

10.30am – Go to the Portinscale suspension bridge in preparation for the start of the race. This is approximately 20 minutes’ walk from Keswick Rugby Club. Marshals will be in place to direct you.

11am – Race starts

Runners are requested to write their next of kin’s name and mobile number together with any medical conditions on the back of their race number, on collection. This information will help our medical team in the event of an incident.

Directions to Keswick Rugby Club

From the centre of Keswick by the mini roundabout follow signs to Borrowdale. After about 50 metres turn right by Booths supermarket, then take your second right. There are limited car parking spaces at the rugby club which will be charged at £4. Should you wish to leave your car all day, there is no extra charge. Cars left in the car park until the following day will be liable to the “ANPR” scheme.


There is a limit of 1,000 entries. Closing date for online entries is 1 week before the day of the race. On the day entries will be accepted but with a £5 surcharge and will not include a t-shirt. YOU MUST WEAR YOUR RACE NUMBER ON THE FRONT OF YOUR VEST AND IT MUST NOT BE FOLDED OR CUT. If you do not adhere to these rules you will be liable to disqualification. Your race number will be available for pick up on the day of the race from the rugby club grandstand (surnames, alphabetically).  Each on-line entrant will be given a Keswick Half Marathon t-shirt on the day – to remind you of your fabulous achievement!

Start of the race; 11am

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.


Please be advised we cannot allow pushchairs and wheelchairs to enter the race due to the steepness of the course.

A lead car will be in front of the lead runner. Every junction will be marshalled so please adhere to their directions. You must keep to the RIGHT, facing on coming traffic until Grange Bridge. Thereafter runners must keep to the LEFT. Bottled water is available at approximately 3, 6, 8 and 10.5 miles. Please do not forget that the event is run entirely by volunteers, so to help please put water cups in the bins provided or stock piles as appropriate for easy collection. It is important to minimise litter in the Lake District National Park. Please adhere to any advice from marshals on the route. Late starters should note that officials will not stay on station indefinitely. Any runner who has not reached Grange Bridge by 1.30pm (8.5 miles) will be given a choice of a lift back to the club house in a vehicle or to complete the race unaided at their own risk.

Please remember marshals CANNOT stop or re-direct traffic. Particular attention should be taken at the two roundabouts nearing the end of the race (entering Keswick).


We will display the results in the results section on the website.  Results are collated by Steve Ashcroft


Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female and the winners of all specified veterans age groups in 10 year increments. Each pre-registered runner will receive a Keswick Half Marathon T-Shirt. A limited number of slate medallions will be available in the clubhouse at a cost of £7 each on a first come first served basis or you can add one into your cart when registering your place to avoid disappointment.  Please note, prizes will only be given out at the prize giving (they will not be couriered/posted).
Prize giving will be held at 2pm
Prize for a new race record: £250.00 cash
Current Record: Joe Beech 1:11:07

Other information

Keswick RFC, their organisers, sponsors, members or agents will not be held liable whatsoever in connection with loss, damage, injury or death as a result of taking part in this event. All details are on our website  Any queries should be made to the race organisers, Angela Turnbull and Sara Young, by email

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