Marathon
Sat 15 Jun 2024 Penrith, Cumbria, UK Entries closed

Mighty Hikes | Lake District | Marathon

Take on a challenge and join Macmillan at the Lake District Mighty Hike - where you'll trek through the stunning National Park to support people living with cancer.

  • Sat 15 Jun 2024
  • Entries closed
Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens, Penrith

Marathon

06:50

£25

Age 14 & over

  • 24.9 miles hiking + 331 m ascent

Overview

The Macmillan series of one-day hikes will take you to some of the most beautiful and unspoiled parts of the UK. Bring your family and friends together and have a fantastic day out while raising money for people living with cancer.

Challenge yourself in a spectacular coastal setting and enjoy a wonderful atmosphere whilst raising vital funds to support Macmillan Cancer Support.

This event is part of Mighty Hikes | Lake District.

Event video

  • Event village
  • Fancy dress
  • Spectators
  • Teams

Teams

It's easy to create a team! 

Follow the steps to become a Team Captain when you register. Make sure you have a list of names and email addresses of your fellow team members. Once you have signed up, an email invite will be sent to your team members with a bespoke link for them to fill out their own registration form and join your team.

As Team Captain you will have the option to pay their registration fee, otherwise your team members can pay when they get their invite.

Every time a member of the team completes their registration, you’ll be sent a confirmation email. That way you can monitor who has or has not joined your team.

  • Bag transfer
  • Cafe
  • Free parking
  • Park
  • Rural
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens
Dalemain
Penrith
Cumbria
CA11 0HB
UK

Free parking

There's free parking for hikers at the finish line at Dalemain Mansion and Gardens, CA11 0HB which may be booked when you register.

Free shuttle bus

There will be a free shuttle bus from the half marathon finish line back to the start line after the event which takes around 30 mins and runs from 12:00 to 17:00.

Please note that shuttle buses depart on a fill-and-go basis so listen out for updates on the day from the helpful Mighty Marshals.

Kit list

You will need to be prepared for all weather and bring all the essentials needed for the hike. A full kit list is available.

Supporters

Your family and friends can meet you at the finish event village to cheer you across the finish line. However, they will not be able to accompany or meet you at any of the pit stops.

Dogs

Unfortunately, no dogs can take part in a Mighty Hike with the exception of assistance dogs. This includes at any of the start and finish venues. 

  • Check points
  • Cut off time
  • First aid
  • Food stations
  • Hilly
  • Marshals
  • Point to point
  • Return transport
  • Sweeper
  • Toilets
  • Water stations
  • Wave start

Enjoy spectacular Lakeland walking, looping around Ullswater, a truly stunning and scenic area of the Lake District.

Route highlights

  • Start at Dalemain Mansion
  • Catch your first sight of Ullswater as you reach Pooley Bridge
  • Hear the crash of cascading waters at the picturesque Aira Force
  • Walk in the shadow of giants as you hike under the Helvellyn Massif
  • Finish back at Dalemain Mansion
Mighty Hikes Lake District route map
MIGHTY HIKES LAKE DISTRICT ROUTE MAP
Circular route around Ullswater, with mountains in every direction.

  • Bring your own cup
  • Public transport links
  • Recycling
  • Sustainability policy

Single use plastics

  • There are refill stations where you can fill your reusable bottle to avoid handing out bottled water
  • Compostable cutlery, plates and cups are used across the start, lunch and pitstops
  • The event day bib is fully recyclable

Recycling

  • A specialist company collects and sorts the rubbish post-event to ensure as much is recycled as possible
  • All Mighty Marshals and other staff are briefed to pick up any rubbish they see along the route on the day
  • There are plenty of bins at each pit stop for participants to use

Energy

  • The power at Mighty Hikes is provided by hybrid generators
  • Energy-efficient LED bulbs are used to light the marquees

  • Medal
  • Post-race meal
  • Technical t-shirt

Included

  • Free Macmillan walking top
  • A clearly marked route
  • Pit stops with snacks and drinks
  • Medical assistance
  • Free food at the finish
  • Finishers medal
  • Baggage transfer from start point to the finish
  • Complimentary coach shuttles between venues
  • Celebratory bubbly at the finish

Useful resources

  • Mighty Hikes Sponsorship Form
  • Mighty Hikes Training Zone
  • Mighty Hikes Training Plan
  • Mighty Hikes Merchandise
  • Mighty Hikes Kit List
  • A-Z of fundraising ideas
  • Downloadable 'Sponsor a Mile' poster
  • Cotswold Outdoors 15% discount

Not Included

  • Accommodation
  • Travel to/from the event
  • Personal hiking gear (boots, clothing etc)
  • Travel insurance

  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising required
  • Fundraising support

Individuals

There is a £250 fundraising pledge per hiker.

Teams

There is a £250 fundraising pledge per hiker however a team may have a joint fundraising target and joint fundraising page. This means the overall goal is shared.

eg. a team of 4 will have a target of £1000. 

Tips

Fundraising towards your £250 pledge is part of the challenge and the team is full of ideas to help you get there. Small steps can take you a long way and every pound you raise will help support more people living with cancer.

Macmillan Cancer Support

No one should have to face cancer alone.

Macmillan will move mountains to help people with cancer live life as fully as they can. If you’re diagnosed, your worries are shared.

And they don’t stop there. They're going all out to find ever better ways to help people with cancer, helping to bring forward the day when everyone gets life-transforming support from day one.

But without your help they can’t support everyone who needs them.

  • Age 14 & over
  • Enter online
  • Fundraising required

14-17 year olds must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

It was a fantastic day with a fantastic ending! One I’m sure we’ll never forget! The hills may have been brutal but getting to the end was worth every step! Owen, hiker of the Lake District, 2023

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Half Marathon

08:00

£20

Age 14 & over

  • 12.4 miles hiking + 421 m ascent