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Lake District Mighty Hike

Set yourself an exciting new challenge and hike a full or half marathon around the beautiful Lake District, England’s largest National Park!

Whether you’re new to long-distance walking or a regular rambler, we’ll be there to support you every step of the way. All you need to do is put one foot in front of the other, knowing every mile and every pound you raise will make a Mighty difference to people with cancer.

Full Marathon

Date
15 June 2024
Location
Penrith
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Registration fee: £25
Fundraising pledge: £250
Distance
25 miles
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Half Marathon

Date
16 June 2024
Location
Penrith
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Registration fee: £20
Fundraising pledge: £250
Distance
12 miles
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About the Lake District Mighty Hike

“Wow, just wow! What a day. This is the best organised event I have ever attended.” Dyony, Lake District 2023

Mighty Hikes support

Whether you’re new to long-distance walking or a regular rambler, we’ll be there to support you every step of the way. All you need to do is put one foot in front of the other, knowing every pound you raise will make a Mighty difference to people with cancer.

Frequently asked questions

  • What is the route?

    The full marathon and half marathon start at Dalemain Mansion and Gardens, Penrith, CA11 0HB. 

    The half marathon finishes at Jenkins Field, Glenridding, CA11 0PB. The full marathon is a circular route, and finishes back at Dalemain Mansion and Gardens.

    View the routes on Google Maps.

    View the full marathon GPS route and half marathon GPS route

    Please note that the routes can be subject to change following health and safety inspections. Any key changes will be communicated on the day.

  • What time does it start and finish?

    Hikers will set off in waves 20 minutes apart, from 6.50am for the full marathon and 8.00am for the half marathon. 

    You will book your start wave when you register. These are given on a first-come, first-served basis and we advise hikers with a slow pace to book the earliest start wave available to give plenty of time to complete the route.

    For the full marathon, we estimate that the fastest walkers will finish in around 7.5 hours while the slowest walkers could take around 12.5 hours.

    For the half marathon, we estimate that the fastest walkers will finish in around 4 hours while the slowest walkers could take around 6 hours.

    If your plans change, don’t worry, you can amend your start wave using our Manage My Booking page.

  • How do I get there?

    Parking for the full and half marathon is at Dalemain Mansion and Gardens, Penrith, CA11 0HB.

    Free shuttle buses will run from the half marathon finish at Jenkins Field back to the car park in the afternoon.

    You can book parking when you register.

  • When does registration close?

    Registration for the full and half marathon closes at midnight on the Friday 7 June, one week before the hike, or earlier if it sells out. 
     
    So, sign up today to avoid missing out!

  • What if my Mighty Hike gets cancelled?
    If your Mighty Hike is cancelled for any reason, you’ll be contacted by email and text and live updates will be made to this FAQ document with all the information you need.

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