Starting and finishing at Staveley Recreation Ground (LA8 9LN), the 17km Kentmere Trail Race, 17km Kentmere Trail Challenge and 10km Kentmere Trail Run courses follow well marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways, taking in panoramic views of most of the southern Lakeland fells. The trails climb out from Staveley above the Kentmere valley, before returning along the valley itself past idyllic tarns and through ancient woodland, climbing Reston Scar before the descent back into Staveley village. Underfoot conditions are quite variable and there's a bit of everything! Short sections of tarmac, grassy footpaths, stony bridleways with some stiles to climb over near the end, all add to the unique nature of the event.
A cracking atmosphere is guaranteed for both spectators and competitors, with live music, race commentary, food and drink all available at the start and finish. So, whether you're new to trail running, an experienced athlete, or simply looking for an unforgettable day out in Cumbria, a family-friendly, festival atmosphere and some amazing trail running awaits you!
You can enter and find out more about each event here.