Runners inspired by the weekend's Great North Run still have an opportunity to take part in Britain's most beautiful half marathon next month.

Spaces in the Active Northumberland Kielder half marathon have already reached full capacity, with entries into the 13.1 mile, off-road challenge around Northumbrian Water's Kielder reservoir now closed.

However, runners still wanting to take part in the event, which takes place on Sunday, October 13, 2019, can do so by taking one of the limited places reserved for the water charity, WaterAid.

As the official charity partner, WaterAid has 15 exclusive places at the Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon weekend, split between the full marathon distance, half marathon and 10K races.

Entries cost £20 and runners need to commit to raising a minimum of £50 in return, which will be used by the charity to help transform the lives of families by installing taps and toilets in communities where there are none.

WaterAid aims to provide clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene for everyone, everywhere by 2030.

It's the tenth anniversary of the Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon Weekend and with places in the Half Marathon already sold out, places in the Marathon, 10K and Run Bike Run won't be far behind.

Organisers are urging anyone thinking of registering to take part in any of the events, whether through WaterAid or through the normal entry channels, to do so now, so as not to be disappointed.

Race Director, Steve Cram, said: "The last decade has seen our event grow and grow, and we're in for a very busy weekend this year as we prepare to celebrate our tenth anniversary.

"The half marathon is already full to capacity, but those who really want to secure a space in it, still have time to do so by running in support of WaterAid…but I'd advise them to get in quick!"

The Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon Weekend 2019 will attract more than 3,500 runners, to Northumbrian Water's picturesque Kielder Reservoir and waterside sites in Northumberland, where the events are based.

Christine Mellor, Water Industry Partnerships Manager for WaterAid, said: "We're delighted to be the official charity partner of the Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon weekend in partnership with Northumbrian Water - one of our founding partners.

"The spaces we have available are a great way of being able to join in the events, even if they are otherwise full to capacity, and offer a fantastic opportunity to support our work.

"You'll not just be crossing the finish line, you'll be helping to transform lives and get clean water and decent toilets to some of the poorest people around the world."

The weekend is delivered by Events of the North in conjunction with Northumbrian Water, Active Northumberland, Northumberland County Council and Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information on the events taking place at the Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon Weekend 2019, visit

Entries in aid of WaterAid can be secured by visiting and searching for ‘Kielder Marathon'.