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Trail Outlaws are delighted to be co-hosting the RAF Spadeadam Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Races. The race is hosted at RAF Spadeadam and we have to give full credit to the team at the base and the Royal Air Force Benevolent fund that want to see this race continue and grow.

The course offers stunning views along its length, winding its way around and through Spadeadam Forest with views over to the Lake District and Sycamore Gap on Hadrians Wall. With numerous RAF practise targets and tanks along the route, it is a run that offers a unique opportunity. The course is fully marked and marshalled to help you on your way.

This truly is a unique and fun trail running event. Entry incldudes a hot drink and sandwhich.

Do you want to take on the ultimate trails series Half Marathon challenge? Five challenging routes that you will need to complete to earn your exclusive hoodie and the chance to compete against other people in a league for prizes.


Entry includes:-

  • Bespoke Medal
  • Chip Timing by TOTS
  • Instant Online results by TOTS
  • Feed stations – water and sweets, more substantial snacks and drinks on longer events
  • Fully marked and marshalled route
  • Medical Cover
  • Free event parking
  • First male and female, first in age category. Level up for free!
  • Bespoke memento for all runners
  • Digital photography of event and entrants
  • Chance to purchase bespoke event t-shirt


Book your place now. ENTER NOW At least £5.00 from every entry, plus runners donations will be given to the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.

Photographic of ID such as a driving license, passport, offical work pass, bus pass is required when registering for the race.

Cut Offs

The race must be completed within 4 hours.

Route and Course Markings

The course will be marked and taped and marshals will be on hand at key points in the race. Please remember that navigating the course is your responsibility.

Aid Stations/Check Points

There will be several checkpoints that on the course. Sweets and water will be available at the check point. Sweets, water and fizzy drinks will be available at the end of the race.

First Aid

The race checkpoint has first aid equipment for minor injuries. The start/finish area will also have first aid provision inculding a paramedic and an ambulance. Nearest local hospital:- Cumberland Infirmary, Newtown Rd, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2 7HY. 01228 523444

Mandatory Kit

  1. Shoes suitable for the ground conditions
  2. Proof of ID to enter the base


All finishers get a bespoke medal and a race memento. A race t-shirt is also available as an addditional purchase.

There are also male and female prizes for the categories shown below.

Senior 40-49 50-59 60-69 70 plus
First Three First finisher First finisher First finisher First finisher

Race Registration and Parking

RAF Spadeadam,





Map for RAF Spadeadam

RAF Spadeadam Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Races - 05/05/2024

  • 09:30 - 10:40Race HQ

    Opens for race registration, pick up race numbers and race merchandise.
  • 10:55Start/Finish Area

    HM Race safety briefing
  • 11:00Start/Finish Area

    HM Race start!
  • 11:05Start/Finish Area

    10K Race safety briefing
  • 11:10Start/Finish Area

    10K Race start!
  • 11:10Start/Finish Area

    5K Race safety briefing
  • 11:15Start/Finish Area

    5K Race start!
  • 12:15Start/Finish Area

    5K Awards Presentation
  • 13:00Start/Finish Area

    10K Awards Presentation
  • 13:30Start/Finish Area

    HM Awards Presentation
  • 15:00Start/Finish Area

    Race cut off

RAF Spadeadam Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Races - Rules

  1. All competitors must be running under their own names and numbers. No swapping of numbers or running in another’s place will be accepted. If you are found to be running in another’s place you will be disqualified.
  2. You must log your number with race marshals at each check point. It is your responsibility to make sure the marshal takes your number.
  3. Any competitor who is deemed unfit to continue by the race directors, marshals or medics will be withdrawn from race. The decision will be FINAL.
  4. Runners must carry all mandatory equipment at all times during the race unless stated otherwise at Race Briefing by the Race Director. If found to be not carrying the required kit at any time, you will be disqualified.
  5. If you decide to retire from the race you must notify a marshal. You must surrender your race number and you will not be allowed to continue.
  6. Unsporting behaviour (cheating) will not be tolerated and result in immediate disqualification. This includes but not limited to, not carrying mandatory kit at all times, taking short cuts, use of PEDs.
  7. We strongly advise against the using of NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs i.e Ibuprofen) during the events, as they are proven to cause harm during endurance events. Doing so against this advice is strictly at the competitor’s risk.
  8. All runners take full responsibility for their own navigation during the event.
  9. You must have your bib number visible at all times or easily accessible to show the Check Point team.
  10. If you do not leave an aid station before the cut off time you will not be allowed to continue for safety, cut-off times will be strictly enforced. If you get to the finish line after the final cut off you will unfortunately not be listed as an official finisher and will not be eligible for awards.
  11. Littering will result in immediate disqualification. We must respect the trails at all times. Some of our events take place in SSSI (Sites of Special Scientific Interest), and securing permission to host events in these areas is very difficult. If you litter you not only jeopardise the events future, but more importantly you jeopardise the area.
  12. Dogs are NOT allowed to take part in the event. They present a trip hazard to other runners and a risk of upsetting livestock of local land owners.
  13. Earphones/headphones may be used, but MUST be taken off head or out of ears completely at certain points.
    1. When you’re approaching a road crossing
    2. When you’re approaching a checkpoint
    3. If you see a marshal in hi-viz anywhere along the race route
    4. On any section of trail narrow enough that you’re running single file
    5. Speakers are not allowed
    6. If you forget about your earphones, and a marshal signals you to remove them, you must do so immediately. If you try to argue the point about your music being turned off, your earphones may be confiscated from you until the race finish, and you also risk being removed from the race for your own safety, i.e. disqualified.
  14. You do not have a right of way priority over any other users of the course, you must respect other users of the course throughout the duration of the event.
  15. The race has an ARC permit number and will be held under ARC rules. We recommend that you make yourself familiar with ARC rules specific to Trail running: http://www.runningclubs.org.uk/rules

Course Records

Male Mark Kearney 2019 01:27:21 Female Natalie McCarron 2019 01:36:41
M40 Mark Kearney 2019 01:27:21 F40 Andrea Banks 2019 01:39:43
M50 Andrew Carey 2019 01:36:06 F50 Avril Mackay 2019 01:52:59
M60 Jeremy Ellman 2019 01:54:26 F60 Jose Bennett 2019 02:06:30
M70 Robert Massey 2019 02:22:00 F70 TBA TBA TBA
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