Lancaster Castle Marathon 2018

Sunday 16th September 2018

After a successful return to the racing calendar in 2017, the Lancaster Marathon will return in September 2018 .

The Lancaster Marathon is a small but competitive marathon aimed at every type of runner from your personal best hunters to your first timer!

A superfast course with just one hill to contend with! You will be cheered on by our friendly marshall’s throughout the course and the spectators along the home straight, with the race finish in the glorious setting of the Lancaster Castle gates.

All runners will receive a bespoke medal, technical t-shirt, free photos and also a few food and drink goodies to get you moving again!

Entries are open now, secure your place and book now using this link LINK HERE


Race registrations, will take place from the Kings Arms Hotel on Market Street with the race finish line and the final presentation taking place inside the Castle courtyards.

The race starts just a short walk from Lancaster Castle at Lancaster Football club’s Giant Axe ground.

The race route is mostly rural taking in the Luneside countryside and will be relatively flat so suitable for new marathon runners and personal best hunters!  But… aware this race has a tough final 1/4 mile finish uphill back to the Castle!  The route is very spectator friendly and is mainly traffic free.


When is the race in 2018?

The 2018 race is on the 16th September at 11am

Where is the race start?

The race start is two minutes away from the race HQ and finishes at the Lancaster Castle, Castle Parade, LA1 1YN.

The Lancaster Castle is the Race HQ.


Where can I park?

Parking around the Castle itself is P&D but Lancaster has a number of car parks that are within a 5-10minute walk.

What is the race route?
The race takes in some scenic Lancaster Lune Valley countryside and route maps can be found on

The courses are fast and is undulating in parts and the majority of the route is traffic free.

What are the rules for the event?

This race has been measured and certified permitted under UKA Rules.

How far apart are the drinks stations?
The drinks stations will be 2.5 to 3 miles apart with bottled water.

What else will be available on the course?

A number of marshals and community groups will be on the course providing runners with jelly babies and Vaseline if required!

Will there be start zones?

Will there be mile or km markers?
There will be mile markers, every mile.

How old do I need to be to run?

To run the Lancaster Marathon you must be 18 on race day.

Can I run in Fancy Dress?
Yes we welcome runners in fancy dress. Please take care with your choice of fancy dress as roads and cycleways are NOT closed to the public.

Further information can be found via the organisers website

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