Our Races


Saturday 9th September 2017 – 11 am start

A one-off charity fundraiser for St. Mary’s Hospice, Ulverston. This is a hilly half-marathon, mostly on road but with about a mile downhill on landrover track. It’s based on the former South Lakes Half-marathon last run in 2012. This time though, the ‘undulating’ bits come earlier-on rather than nearer the end!

The start is at Cartmel Priory School (postcode LA11 7SA). The course goes along the beautiful Cartmel valley, before climbing up to Allithwaite and along a flank of Hampsfell, then dropping down to Grange. From Grange, another climb takes runners up to the top side of Lindale, followed by a descent to Field Broughton and back to finish at Cartmel school. There will be two drinks stations en-route. Free car parking will be available in the school grounds and toilet/shower facilities too.

Event covered by ARC permit 17/418.
Entries now open via SI Entries; Allithwaite Charity Half Marathon Entry or enter on the day (emailing allithwaiterunningclub@gmail.com to confirm entry before would be appreciated).
£10 entry for all – all proceeds to St. Mary’s Hospice.



Saturday 4th November 2017 – 11 am start.

The 2nd edition of the Allithwaite 8, now with modified route – MORE OFF-ROAD! It’s a multi-terrain race on the beautiful Cartmel Peninsula. Start & finish at Allithwaite community centre, LA11 7QJ.

About 2/3 is off-road now … trail, field, fell, limestone pavement & racecourse. The remaining 1/3 is short stretches of road to join the more-interesting bits. About the only sort of terrain we can’t promise is snow! Get ready for a great adventure on a marshalled and signed course. A drinks station will be provided about halfway round and more refreshments will be available at the finish, as well as toilets/showers.

Prizes will be available for 1st, 2nd & 3rd man/lady and winners of u-18 & vet. age groups, plus some spot prizes. All prizes are made locally and are tasty!

Event covered by ARC permit 17/357.
Entries open now via SI Entries Allithwaite 8 entry or via post.  Min. age 16+ on race day.
Advance-entry £8 for runners affiliated to ARC or UKA.
On race day, or if unaffiliated to a club, £10 entry.



Usually, the Sands Chase takes place on the first Sunday of the year. It’s a race which anyone can win: start a 10 km ‘undulating’ route in your own time, the aim is to arrive back at midday. No watches/timing allowed apart from ..
(a) the race controller/director telling you when your desired start time is coming up &
(b) the route goes past Grange clock tower (assuming it’s to time)!
A great handicap race as long as you have a good estimation of your pace!
Sweepstake entry – winner takes all.