Wooler Trail Marathon is set in the heart of Northumberland National Park and includes many splendid uninterrupted views to the far horizon and many undulations along the way. The race starts in Wooler before heading towards some of the best views in the country, if not the world. The race is split across two days so why not come up for the whole weekend. The Sunday after the race is party night in Wooler! See travel section for further details.
This is a challenging Trail Marathon with just over 6000 feet of ascent, but the views available are well worth the effort. The half marathon route also offer a challenging run with some of the same great views. All the routes will be marked with tape and signs.
Active Root, the natural ginger sports drink will be providing hydration at the Wooler half marathon and full marathon!
If you want to try Active Root before your race follow the link below to get a free sample sachet.https://activeroot.co.uk/free-sachet-ginger-sports-drink
Key Race Information
Information about Race Day
Mandatory kit to be carried at all times.
What you can and can't do in a race.
Information on payments, refunds and waivers.
Free race photographs and results.
Trails, Paths & Roads
Northumberland National Park, North East England
The race opens for entries on 28th December 2018. There will be 300 places available for the race.
The entry fee is £36 for the marathon.Enter Now
If you are worried about getting lost on this fully way marked course, or struggle to navigate in the dark. Then you can also a hire GPS navigation device as part of your race entry. Or hire one via our online shop.
The race must be completed within 9.5 hours. There additional cut off times for the checkpoints. Please see the Checkpoints page for further information.
|Start/Finish||Race Car Park|
Race registration will be at Wooler YHA,.
30 Cheviot Street,
NE71 6LWMap for Wooler YHA
Race Parking Address:-
20 South Road,
NE71 6NJMap for Race Parking
Route & Course Markings
The course will be marked with signs and flags, marshals will also be on hand at key points in the race. Please remember that navigating the course is your responsibility. The course is virtually all of road, but at the time of year the race is held. Conditions can vary from boggy, frozen and snow. Sometimes you may even get all three.
The video overview of the course gives a great birds eye overview of the undulations you will encounter along the way.
A full course route and supporting gpx files can be found below.
All entrants get their race t-shirt, if they enter at least two weeks before the race. All finishers get a race medal.
The are also prizes for the categories shown below.
|Top 3 Males and Females||Top Male and Female||Top Male and Female||Top Male and Female|
Aid stations/Check points
There will be 5 check points. Check points will have as a minimum: water, coke and sweets. There will be food and hot drinks at the finish.A full list of checkpoints can be found here.
Crew & Pacers
No support crew or pacers are allowed for this race.
All of the check points have basic first aid facilities. If you suffer an injury or accident that warrants direct medical attention and you are not able to get to an aid station, then please try to phone one of the race directors(07734309500 or 07984307900). If you have no phone contact, ask any runners that pass you to relay the message.We do provide first aid personnel, with a mobile ambulance on the route and staff at the start/finish.
If you are injured but able to walk, please make your way to the nearest check point. If you suffer a severe injury, encounter someone in serious difficulty or are in any doubt at all please call 999. If you are on/beside a driveable tarmac road then please ask for the Ambulance service. If you are not by a drivable road then please request the Police and request Mountain Rescue.
Nearest local hospital
Alnwick Infirmary, Infirmary Drive, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 2NS. 0344 811 8111
- Proof of ID (Kit check only)
- Head torch(with spare batteries)
- Survival bag (Not blanket. Examples bags here.)
- Hat and gloves
- Route map(Click to download) (OS Explorer OL16 Recommended)
- Waterproof jacket
- Waterproof trousers
- Full length leggings
- Long sleeve thermal top
- Minimum of 500ml water
- Emergency food/sport bar
- Mobile phone number of the race directors +447734309500 (Tim) +447984307900 (Garry)
- Fully charged phone