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

Start Lists

Start Lists are available below.

We are happy to make any last-minute swaps if you either drop us an email or visit the Enquiries desk at least 45 minutes before the scheduled event start.

Coniston - Race Day

Please read our comprehensive Event Guide to find out everything you need to know about the event.

Please note, registration for each race closes 45 minutes before your scheduled start time.

Very important - no entry to the car park after 12.00pm and no exit before 12.30pm

✅Follow the event carpark signage when you arrive in the village

❌Only SMALL vans (max. VW Transporter) are permitted on our event parking.

✅Race number to be collected on the day AT LEAST 45 minutes before your Start Time (apart from Marathon Challenge)

✅Start Times and numbers found on the Start Lists on the event page of our website. We will also confirm these by email.

✅ If you forget yours, there's a tablet in the marquee for you to check it

✅Your race number must be attached HORIZONTALLY or the timing chip won’t be read

✅Let us know if you want to change your start time / race distance before you start

✅Set off at your allocated time or you won't show on the Results

✅Carry your own water or bring your own cup if you want water at a waterstation

✅If you arrive at a closed gate, please close it behind you

❌No over ear or in ear headphones(bone conducting ones permitted)

❌Snotrockets or spitting

❌Dogs are not permitted on the course

✅ Have a great day

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.