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Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Runner

It's an autumn return for the beautiful Kielder marathon events…

Aesthetes and athletes alike will delight in the news that 'Britain's Most Beautiful' run - the Kielder Marathon weekend is set to make a return to the race calendar this October.

Taking place on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 October, the running weekend will include a full marathon, half marathon, 10K, run-bike-run duathlon and junior races. After a COVID-enforced break last year, the 2021 races present an ideal target for people who want to get active again over the summer and autumn months.

Founded in 2010, the Kielder Marathon has become a firm favourite for runners who want to challenge themselves with the classic distance. Labelled ‘Britain’s most beautiful’, the full marathon follows a route on Northumbrian Water land in Kielder Water and Forest Park, in a heart of Northumberland National Park.

Steve Cram, event founder and race director, commented: “The last 18 months have been really tough for everyone and it’s very exciting that we’re finally able to put on a weekend of events at full capacity again. This is a big moment for so many, from event organisers like us and destinations such as Kielder, to members of the public whose physical and mental health has suffered, and charities and local good causes that have been unable to raise funds in the usual way.

“We can’t wait to welcome everyone back to the spectacular setting of Kielder Water and Forest Park. I think that this year’s event will feel even more special than in the past, if that is possible! Our message now is – places are going fast, so sign up before we fill up!”

Mark Warnes, chief executive of Active Northumberland added: “You don’t have to be a marathon runner to take part in the weekend of activities. There is a range of events from the 10K, to shorter junior runs, and a team run-bike-run event, as well as the half and full marathon - so taking part is achievable for so many more people.” 

For more information about the Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon races and to book a place, visit the event website.

Image: Events Of The North (Kielder Marathon)

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