Lakeland Trails in Coniston

10th June 2023  –  10k & 15k

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From the shores of Coniston Water into the shadows of the Old Man passing through the historic workings of the Coppermines Valley

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!


Coniston Trail Run 10k



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.

Coniston Trail Challenge 15k



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.

Coniston Trail Race 15k



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.

Course Maps & Profiles

Further Information

Coniston - Race Day

The comprehensive 2022 Event Guide is available HERE. The 2023 Guide and Start Lists will be published in good time before the event.

Provisional Event Timetable

08.45 Car Park opens

09.00 Registration opens in the marquee

11.00 START: 10k Coniston Trail Run

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

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.

Public Transport

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

Car Sharing

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!