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Sunday 2nd June 2024

Entries Open
Wednesday 16th August 2023 at 09:00
Entries Close
Sunday 26th May 2024
Entries So Far
136 Participants
Entry Fees
Entry Fee   £55.00   
Event Director - Gaynor Prior

We’ve teamed up with the OMM Festival to bring you one epic weekend for all!

Grasmere Gallop has teamed up with the OMM Festival for an epic outdoor weekend in the Lake District.
The weekend will have a variety of events to whet the appetite of first time racers and seasoned vets alike. There is an event to suit every age and ability, from the teddy bear dash to fully waymarked trail races and the adventure trail races of the OMM Lite, whether you are looking to challenge yourself or enjoy a fun run out.

With catering and bar on site, experts on hand for kit and event queries, skills workshops, guest speakers, great shopping opportunities from OMM and Pete Bland Sports, plus camping available all weekend; come and enjoy the trails of the Lake District.

Gather your tribe and we’ll see you there!

On offer

Giant heated marquee – Bar & Food all weekend – Camping – Kids teddy bear dash – Kit shop and running advice – Physiotherapy/massage – Talk to the experts – Guest Speakers – Family friendly – Post race food – biking, walking and running routes on the doorstep.

Grasmere Gallop Marathon will take place on Sunday 2nd June 2024 starting at 07:30am.

You can also choose from a 5.7k, 10k or 17k Trail run or 10k Nordic walk on Saturday (entries here).

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...
Registration for the Marathon will be open on Friday 31st May 15:00 - 22:00, Saturday 1st June 07:00 - 17:00 and Sunday 2nd June 06:00 - 07:00.
There will be a Drinks Station with cold drinks (squash/water) 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 (jelly babies/bananas/flapjack (GF)) at approximately Mile 17.7 at Sticklebarn Tavern.
The Event starts at 07:30, with a cut off time at Sticklebarn Tavern 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. 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.
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 - GPS of the route (available to download from

The Competitor Notes, which detail all the On the Day event information, will be available to download once entries have closed on Sunday 26th May. 

The Grasmere Gallop and OMM Festival continues to support the local red squirrel conservation work #runforthereds

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