Half Marathon


Following this morning’s extension of the Met office weather warning for severe wind which now covers the whole of Cumbria. For the safety of all concerned the difficult decision has been made to cancel the 2017 Langdale Marathon & Half.

We feel this decision is necessary to ensure the safety of both runners and course marshals, especially given the nature of the course, much of which is tree lined and some of which is very exposed to the elements. We have not taken this decision lightly and we are very sorry to disappoint people as we know how much training and dedication goes in to preparing for such an event.

The following options are available to you in light of the cancellation –

1. Transfer your entry to next year’s Langdale Marathon & Half

2. Donate your race fee to our local charitable cause – To provide three community access defibrillators, to be placed at various locations along the Langdale Valley. (approx. £2,000 each)

3. Move your entry to the Christmas Pudding 10k event on Saturday 2nd December 2017 (The remainder of your fee will go to our charitable cause as above)

4. A refund of your entry fee

The person who entered you for the event should visit https://www.sientries.co.uk/edit_entry.php?event_id=2955 to choose your preferred option.

The Grand Day Out event is still going ahead this weekend for information about this event please visit - www.granddayoutcumbria.org.uk/

Kind Regards

Great Langdale Races Team

Great Langdale Half Marathon - Saturday 21st October 2017 A beautiful hilly half marathon road run around England's most scenic valleys. The Langdale Half Marathon races have the reputation as being amongst the toughest road events in the UK. Exceptionally hilly with some parts of the course climbs being 1:3 this challenging race attracts a both seasoned runners as well a large number of ordinary people looking to challenge themselves. Hosted in the beautiful Langdale valleys the route takes the runners in an anti clockwise direction from Great Langdale to Little Langdale through to picturesque hamlets of Skelwith bridge, Chapel Style and Dungeon Ghyll. With a low key, friendly atmosphere, every one is made welcome.

Fun Run

For all ages, children especially welcome, the Family Fun run heads up the Valley to The Old Dungeon Ghyll and back. Starting 1 Hour before the main race parents can easily run with there children and return to complete the main race. Entries are £3.00 and only payable on the day. All the finishers get an ice-cream or a medal.  

Entry Fees

£17.00 for attached runners (Member of an associated running club, club name must be supplied). £19.00 for unattached runners  (£2 extra to cover insurance through the governing body.) Please Note - We will no longer be posting out race numbers prior to the event. Race numbers must now be collected from Race Registration between 9.00am and 10.45 on the day of your event.  

Race Times

Fun Run Start: 10.00 am Race Registration: 9.00am to 10.45am Main Race Start: 11.00 am Prize Giving: Approx 1.15pm (prizes must be collected on the day)  

Start and Finish

New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel Great Langdale Nr. Ambleside LA22 9JX  


From the A591 Windermere to Keswick road at Ambleside take the A593 turn to Coniston / Torver. After two miles take the B5343 to Great Langdale via Chapel Stile. Race Start in field to the front of the Inn.  

Car Parking

Please do not park on the road. Car parking is available adjacent to the start/finish for £4.00 and in the adjacent National Trust car park where their current charges apply. Should parking at the start/finish not be available due to heavy rain alternative arrangements will be made available. The parking Marshals will advise of any changes on your arrival.  


Medal to all finishers. Prizes for fastest Man and also first MV40, MV50, MV60 & MV70 Prizes for fastest Man and also first MV40, MV50, MV60 & MV70 £50 Cash Prize for new course record - Half Marathon.  

Additional information

The course is run mainly on public roads which are NOT closed to vehicular traffic for the race. The course is marshalled, marked and arrowed, a sweep vehicle will be used. There are marshalled water stations throughout the course and at the finish. Competitors are asked to write down emergency contact details on the back of their race number before the start of the race.


By Entering the race you agree to the following statement: I am an amateur under the UKA rules. I am 17 years of age or above, and shall do everything to ensure the safety of myself, other competitors and other road, track or trail users during the race. I will not hold the organisers responsible for any injury sickness or loss as a result of my taking part. No Dogs. Suitable for prams and wheelchairs. No entries on the day. Numbers can be transferred only on the day at the discretion of the official time keeper. No later than 30 minutes before the race start. Race run under the ARC Permitted races and by competing in this race you agree to abide by there rules and regulation.