Starting and finishing at Landing Point, Coniston Old Hall near Coniston village, the 10k Coniston Trail Run, 15k Coniston Trail Race and 15k Coniston Trail Challenge follow circuits along well marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways, taking in panoramic views of Coniston Water and the surrounding peaks of the Old Man, Swirl How, Wetherlam and Dow Crags. Underfoot conditions are generally good for those used to off road running, although there is one short section on the 15K routes which only agile mountain goats will be able to run!
A carnival 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 the Lake District, a family-friendly, festival atmosphere and some amazing trail running awaits you!
A shorter distance event for everyone over the age of 16, on a well marked and marshalled course, with graded runnable climbs and descents. There is a time limit of 2 hours and to enter you must be at least 16 years old.
An event for less competitive runners and fitness walkers. If you want to take it easy and enjoy the views, this is the one for you. There is a time limit of 3 1/2 hours for the Challenge and to enter you must be at least 18 years old. If you think you will take less than 1 1/2 hours to complete the run, please enter the Race.
For the competitive runner, a well marked and marshalled course with fast, graded runnable climbs and descents for those used to off road running. There is a time limit of 2 hours for the Race and to enter you must be at least 18 years old.
Start Lists for entrants up to 30th May are available below. Final Start Lists will be published after entry has closed.
We are happy to make any last-minute swaps if you either drop us an email before Wednesday 7th June or visit the Enquiries desk at least 45 minutes before the scheduled time of the earlier event starts (your current one and the one you'd like to swap to).
The comprehensive 2023 Event Guide is available HERE.
We won't be holding a Safety Briefing as all of the ESSENTIAL information is covered below.
✅ Follow the postcode LA21 8AS to Coniston and then follow our car park signs
✅ All day parking is £4
✅If the ground is soft, use LOW revs and set off in a straight line
❌Only SMALL vans (max. VW Transporter) are permitted on our event parking (anything bigger can park on the campsite - please pay the site direct)
❌ NO EXIT before 12.30pm or we'll cause traffic jams
❌No overnight parking
✅ Race number to be collected on the day AT LEAST 45 minutes before your Start Time
✅Your race number must be attached HORIZONTALLY or the timing chip won’t be read
✅ Set off at your allocated time or you won't show on the Results
✅You can swap your entry to the Race, Challenge, 10k at least 45 minutes before the earliest Start Time of the two (e.g. if you want to swap from the 1pm Challenge to the 2pm Race, 12:15pm is the deadline).
✅To arrange this, contact us up to the Wednesday before the event or in person at Registration on event day.
✅ Carry your own water or bring your own cup for the water stations on course or by the marquee
✅ If you arrive at a closed gate, please close it behind you – there will be lambs in the fields
✅ If you find the terrain is tricky, be prepared to slow down so that you can negotiate it safely
❌No over ear or in ear headphones (bone conducting ones permitted)
❌Snot rockets or spitting on the course
❌No pushing past other runners
✅ Have a wonderful day
08.45 Car Park opens
09.00 Registration opens in the marquee
11.00 START: 10k Coniston Trail Run
11.30 Live Music from Kev Kendal
13.00 START: 15k Coniston Trail Challenge
14.00 START: 15k Coniston Trail Race
15.30 Après Trails live music with singer / songwriter Pete Lashley
16.39 Prize Giving
The event requires over 50 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.
With bus prices are capped at just £2 per journey until 30th June, why not relax and take in the views along the route, save on the cost of parking and reduce your carbon footprint?
Coniston is on the 505 Bus Route from Kendal and the bus stop is only a few minute's walk from Coniston Old Hall. You can find the latest timetable HERE
Send us a photo of your public transport ticket for all or part of your journey and we'll award one lucky winner at each event with a FREE ENTRY to a future event. Email your photos HERE
The environmental impact of travelling by car is much reduced if it's full so why not join up with your friends / running club members to travel together? There's always plenty to do in and around our venue and visiting local businesses helps support them too. Visit our Car Share group on Facebook HERE to start planning!