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Helvellyn - Race Day

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Wet Weather Car Park & Ride (as of 09.50am Thursday 12th October)

It's been a bit damp here in the Lakes, and we've had to action our wet weather car parking plan. More heavy rain is forecast on Friday, although the weekend is looking brighter, please keep checking this page website for any updates. Thanks for your understanding and see you in Glenridding.

Wet Weather Car Park & Ride
The weather gods are against us again and the event car parking field is too waterlogged for us to use. So there will be NO event car parking at Glenridding.

We have set up a special Park & Ride from Penrith Railway Station CA11 7JQ using a fleet of private coaches to get competitors to the venue at Glenridding for both Saturday and Sunday. Please first use the available public car parking in Penrith, or even use the train or public transport to get to Penrith Railway Station. This FREE service will be for competitors only, and the first shuttles will give priority to those taking part in the 10K and 5K morning events. Likewise, the later shuttles will give first priority to the Challenge competitors. Coaches will leave as soon as they are full. The journey to Glenridding will take 20-30 minutes, and we'll have a baggage storage facility available within the main marquee. There is a limited number of around 250 Pay & Display car parking in Glenridding for those bringing families and spectators.

Saturday (Helvellyn Trail) : fleets of coaches will leave Penrith Railway Station at 08.30am, 10.00am and 11.00am, to correspond with the four events.

Sunday (Ullswater Trail) : fleets of coaches will leave Penrith Railway Station at 07.30am, 08.30am, 09.30am and 10.30am to correspond with the four sailings.

Return coach transport will operate from Greenside Road (where you got dropped off) and again they will leave back to Penrith Railway Station when full.

Final details are available, and start lists are listed below - please get in touch if you think you should be on them and you're not! You can view a maps & profiles of the courses here. Don't forget your start number is collected on race day from the registration marquee at Jenkins Field. Please note, registration for each race closes 1 hour before each respective start time. Please do not use the public car parking at Ullswater Steamers - this is required for their regular passengers.

Event Timetable

09.00am : Registration opens in the registration marquee at Jenkins Field

11.00am : START : 10km Helvellyn Trail Run - START LIST

11.15am : START : 5km Helvellyn Sport Trail - START LIST

12.45am : START : Helvellyn Fun Trails (under 12's - enter on the day)

13.00pm : START : 15km Helvellyn Trail Challenge - START LIST

14.00pm : START : 15km Helvellyn Trail Race - START LIST

15.30pm : Après Trails live music with singer / songwriter Pete Lashley

16.30pm : Prize giving & spot prize giving

Remember, the event requires lots of marshals and stewards, so if you want to volunteer to help us in any way we would love to hear from you. Check out our volunteers' page for more details.