06 October 2013
Salomon Kielder Marathon
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Britains 'most beautiful' marathon is back. The course which encircles the shore line of Kielder Water will attract thousands of runners and spectators.
Taking place on Sunday October 6, the Salomon Kielder Marathon will once again follow an almost entirely off-road course around northern Europe’s largest man-made lake, Kielder Water, in Northumberland.
Billed as ‘Britain’s most beautiful marathon’, the event was a sell out the previous two years and has retained its headline sponsor – Salomon, the athletic outdoor sports company.
Event organisers are expecting up to 3,000 runners to take part in the gruelling event.
The marathon will follow the Lakeside Way, a trail that stretches right around the shoreline of Kielder Water. The organisers expect to once again attract runners and outdoor adventure enthusiasts from far and wide to the dramatic setting and unique course.
Steve Cram, former world record holder, Olympic medallist and the event director, said: “I’m delighted to be announcing the details for this year’s Salomon Kielder Marathon. As promised, we’re planning to grow and build on the huge success of our first two years with Britain’s most beautiful marathon at the heart of the weekend’s events.
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