Information For Runners


Coniston has a wide range of accommodation but book well in advance for this popular race. See:

Medical Information

Runners are recommended to put personal/medical details on the back of their race numbers. It is your responsibility to check any health issues. See:

Car Sharing

The C14 Committee work hard to reduce the impact of the race on the environment. Please consider sharing transport, see:

Coach parking is available at the Information Centre car park.

Arriving & Departing

The race starts and finishes at John Ruskin School. Turn by the garage towards the lake and drive passed the school to enter the school playing field on your right at the bottom of Lake Road.
For the safety of runners still finishing, no cars will be able to leave the school parking field before 2pm. Please park elsewhere if you need to leave early.

Parking & Facilities

There is ample parking on the playing field. There is a £3 fee which is collected for the school. Please have the correct money ready. There are showers and changing facilities at the school along with a fully staffed security room. There is additional parking at the Primary School and at the Coniston Sports and Social Centre. The latter also has showers and changing facilities with disabled access.

The Start of the Race

Although the start is near the main entrance to the school, to avoid congestion we kindly ask runners to walk down the field to the car park entrance and back up the road to take their starting position. Please allow yourself plenty of time.

The Course

The course is winding and you will meet traffic so please keep to the left and avoid running three or four abreast. There are two cattle grids between miles 4 and 6.
Grid 1 - Go to the left of the grid and through the gate.
Grid 2 - Cross the grid which will be covered and safe.
Please always obey the instructions of the marshals.
Water Stations will be at Torver (3 miles) Water Yeat (6 miles) Water Park (8 miles) and Beck Leven (11 miles). Water will be provided in paper cups.
Please use the bins provided at a short distance passed the water stations.