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Grasmere Gallop Marathon

Grasmere Gallop Marathon

A beautiful, fully way marked trail route looping around Grasmere and neighbouring valleys with stunning views including Alcock Tarn, Rydal Hall, Loughrigg Tarn, Loughrigg summit, Rydal caves, Great Langdale valley, Stickle Tarn and Easedale Tarn.

The route is a challenging one, with approximately 6252 feet of ascent, but you’ll be rewarded with a great Lakeland day out, a locally made Langdale slate medal and of course, cake…

Entries are now closed.

Registration for the Marathon will be open on Friday 31st May 15:00 – 20:00, Saturday 1st June 11:30 – 17:00 and Sunday 2nd June 06:00 – 07:00. Please bring your full race kit to Registration for Kit Check. All trackers will be handed out on Sunday morning, so please allow enough time from your arrival to race start.

There will be a Drinks Station with cold drinks (Mountain Fuel electrolyte/squash/water/Mountain Fuel jellies/sweets) at approximately Mile 4 at the entrance to Rydal Hall, and at approximately Mile 11.3 at the turn along Rydal Water plus a Checkpoint with Drinks and Snacks (Mountain Fuel jellies/cheese/cherry tomatoes/jelly babies/bananas/flapjack/crisps/nuts/sweets/popcorn) at approximately Mile 17.7 at Sticklebarn.

The Event starts at 07:30, with a cut off time at Sticklebarn of 6 hours 15 minutes. You must have left this CP by 13:45. Any runner that misses this cut off time will be transported back to the Finish. The final cut off time for the event is 9 hours/16:30.

Entry includes tracker hire so your family and friends can follow your progress around the route, you’ll find the tracker link here. We ask that every runner carries a fully charged Mobile phone (the mobile that is recorded on the entry form) and save the Event Emergency numbers into this phone. Please read, download and print the Competitor Notes 2024 available on the website main page.

All Marathon finishers receive the bespoke Grasmere Gallop Lakeland slate medal, free event photographs and more importantly cake…

Mandatory Kit List

The following items MUST be carried during the event. There will be a Kit Check for ALL runners at Registration and post race spot kit checks. Any runner found not to be carrying the FULL Mandatory Kit List will be disqualified. This rule is for the runners’ safety, which is our main priority.

  • Waterproof jacket and trousers with taped seams
  • Hat and gloves (a ‘buff’ is acceptable as a hat)
  • Fully charged mobile phone
  • Tracker (provided)
  • Emergency Foil Blanket or Bivi bag
  • First Aid Kit to include blister plasters, sterile dressing and tape as a minimum
  • Whistle
  • Sufficient food and drink. The Drinks Stations and Checkpoint are to ‘top up’ supplies.
  • Recommended – GPX of the route (available to download below)

Sunday 2nd June 2024 07:30am £55.00

Grasmere Gallop Marathon Route

Grasmere Gallop Marathon

You can download the 2024 route GPX here.

Grasmere Gallop Marathon

The event takes place on the 1st/2nd June 2024

Supported by

Retail Partner

Pete Bland Sports

Sports Nutrition Sponsor

Mountain Fuel