Welcome to the second running of the North Lakes New Year Half Marathon. After the success of the sell-out inaugural event, we are looking forward to running it again. Set in the base of the stunning Lorton valley, 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 6th, the 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.
The event sold out in 2018 so make sure you sign up early. See you all in 2019!
The event headquarters will be located at www.graysonside.com CA139TQ, situated on the outskirts of Cockermouth. Click 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. Every competitor will have chip timing and the option to send an SMS of this time to themselves or a family member.
- Site opens for parking - 7.30 am
- 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.
- Prize giving for the winners will be as close to 12.30 pm as possible depending on finish times and conditions.
- 2019 will feature club male and female team prize – 3 to count based on position.
- 2019 will also feature male and female course records that if broken receive £100.
- Every competitor will receive a finishers memento, coffee provided by the Moon and Sixpence and a freshly-made bacon sandwich.
We would once again like to support Marie Curie, whose hospice in Newcastle Upon Tyne looked after Annalee Paterson who sadly passed away before the event in 2018. Annalee with her husband Robert were both members of local club Derwent AC many of who ran, assisted or volunteered at the inaugural event. We would like to keep the lagacy created with the inaugural event so please visit Robert Paterson's fund raising page visit the charity page. The event and its participants raised over £7,000 in 2018 which is a fantastic amount we would hope to add to.
Lead Sponsor - Mountain Fuel
Our lead sponsor will once again be https://www.mountainfuel.co.uk/ - use code Run4Fun for a 15% discount online.
The route will be officially measured. See the route page on the www.northlakeshalfmarathon.co.uk website for the planned route. 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.
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.
An administration fee of £1 will be applied to each entry by our online entry system partner, Results Base.
16 years +
*Due to the time of year and potential weather difficulties, by signing up to the event we reserve the right to move the race date (Feb or March) if we feel the conditions are too dangerous. There will be no refunds but a deferal to the following year will be an option if chosen within 7 days of the new date.*