Running Keswick the Lake District

From fell-running to forest tracks, lakeshore paths and parks all with fantastic views Keswick is a great place to run whatever terrain you prefer. If you enjoy running with other people we have not just one but three parkruns plus a wide range of sporting events

Keswick parkrun

A free, timed 5km run that is open to all abilities. Every Saturday at 9am along the old Keswick to Threlkeld railway line path. More info.

Whinlatter Forest parkrun

A free, timed 5km run open to all abilities. Every Saturday at 9am in Whinlatter Forest. Spectacular views towards Derwentwater, a hilly course the most elevation gain of any parkrun  in the UK. More info.

Keswick Junior parkrun

A weekly free 2k timed run for juniors only (4-14 year olds). Held every Sunday at 9am in Lower Fitz Park Keswick. More info.

Whinlatter Forest

Whinlatter has permanent waymarked 2.5K, 5K (x 2), 10k and half marathon running routes in the forest.

Sporting Events

Annual events include the Keswick Half Marathon, Derwentwater Ten, Lakeland Trails plus a choice of triathlons and duathlons. The annual Keswick Mountain Festival held in May offers a variety of running events. More info and what's on.

Festivals and Sporting Events

Running often features in local sporting events and festivals. Find out more here.