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Bewl Water | Marathon

Previously rated one of the top UK marathons! Scenic mixed-terrain route around Bewl Water on undulating rural wooded trails and quiet country lanes.

  • Sat 11 May 2024
  • 10% off
Bewl Water, Wadhurst


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Age 18 & over

  • 26.2 miles trail running


Part of a scenic bi-annual race series starting from near the Bewl Water Visitor Centre, Kent and following the Bewl around the reservoir route. 

All 4 courses are run on a combination of undulating rural wooded trail and along some quiet country lanes, with lovely views of the lake for most of the route.

Bewl Water


  • Top 10 UK marathons (previously rated)
  • Bewl Water lakeside routes
  • Springtime endurance challenge
  • All levels of runner - generous cut-offs
  • Support team and marshals
  • Medal and professional photography

This event is part of Bewl Water.

Event video

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators


  • Registration will take place on the day at the Bewl Water Visitor Centre, Bewlbridge Lane, Lamberhurst, Kent, TN3 8JH
  • You will be able to switch race distances on the day
  • Race entries on race day will be accepted


Race briefing

There will be a 5-minute Health and Safety briefing that will take place before the start of each race, so please get to the start in time to attend.

Shoe type

Trail shoes.

Recommended kit

  • Hydration pack or 500ml water bottle 
  • Gels and food 
  • Cap, gloves and lightweight jacket 

  • Bag storage
  • Cafe
  • Changing facilities
  • Free parking
  • Rural
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Bewl Water
Bewlbridge Lane
East Sussex

The ultra marathon, marathon and half marathon and 10km will all start on the lower road near the Bewl Water reservoir, this is about a ½ mile or about a (5 min stroll) from the main Bewl Water Visitor Centre, races will start precisely on time. The start and finish for these races and will be clearly marked with the Hermes Running start / finish blue feather flags.


There is a cafe called the Waterfront Cafe’ so you will be able to buy tea, coffees, sandwiches and hot food during the day.

Free parking

The car parking spaces at the Bewl Water Visitor Centre at the “Egg Box Carpark” near the main entrance gate and this will be free for competitors and spectators. There will be sufficient car parking spaces at the Egg Box car park for all participants and spectators.

  • 2 laps
  • Check points
  • Distance markers
  • First aid
  • Food stations
  • Hilly
  • Marshals
  • Mass start
  • Water stations
  • Way markers

Start and finish on the lower dam wall of the Bewl reservoir. It is a clockwise initially, a 1 mile loop, then 2 x 12.5mile loops of Bewl.

route map

Cut off time

7 hrs 15 minutes.

Marked course

The course will be marked with fixed Hermes Running pink and black chevron signage on the run-route throughout and in addition there are permanent brown signs indicating the round the reservoir route titled Bewl Water route.

For safety reasons run in single file when running on the road sections facing oncoming traffic, so that you can observe any approaching vehicles. There will be fixed 'caution runner' signs on these road sections, please take extra care with approaching traffic when running on these roads.


If you have to use music players (MP3 Players / iPod’s) please ensure that these are the Aftershokz over-ear bone conducting earphones, not in-ear earphones as your health and safety is the primary concern, and you are asked to comply with marshals instructions at road-crossing and to be courteous of all other trail users. The use of any earphones in accordance with the terms and conditions of entry also means that if you use any form of earphones, you do so entirely at your own risk.

Runners are encouraged to bring a refillable hydration pack or waist pack.

  • Chip timing
  • Medal


  • Bewl Water bespoke fish medal
  • Sports Systems Chip Timing - professionally chip timed results
  • Well-stocked check points supplying High 5 Gels / bars, water, Blue Fuel electrolyte sachets and fruit cordial
  • KLP Medical Supplies first aid at Check Point 1 (Start / Finish) and Check Point 3 (Burnt Lodge Lane)
  • Bewl Water free car parking all day for participating runners and spectators too


Winners’ awards for the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Male / Female podium runners for each event.

Race photos

This will be done by Gareth Parker Photography and will be uploaded on the homepage within 24hrs of the race having taken place for you to purchase. Cost £10.00 per photo.


LA Sports Massage Therapists offering deep tissue sports massages, the cost will be approx. £12 for 10 mins.

  • Age 18 & over
  • Entries open
  • Collect race pack
  • Enter on day
  • Enter online

Entry fees

Entry fee (Affiliated)


Entry fee (Unaffiliated)


Amazing race, first 10K at Bewl Water, loved every minute of it, come on down and do it. I did the 10K, it was hot. Simon P

This was a great race and one I would do again. Michael A

Bewl Water is a fantastic place to run around .. Event well organised. Claire G

Once the race started I really enjoyed it, it was 90% on trails and some small road sections. Lovely downhill stretch to the finish and a great medal. Mark H

Second year for me and thoroughly enjoyed it once again. The course is around the beautiful Bewl water reservoir venturing onto some of the small roads where the track leaves the reservoir. It is a very tough course in my view as not as flat as you might think, the hills are mostly in the last quarter of the run, just when your legs are tired. Feed stations are plentiful with a good section of fluids and snacks. Would I do it again, definitely! Julian C

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