Starting and finishing at Hawkshead, the 16K Hawkshead Trail Race, 16K Hawkshead Trail Challenge and 10K Hawkshead Trail Run follow circuits along fully marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways, taking in panoramic views of Windermere and the surrounding peaks of the Coniston Hills, the Langdales and most of the Lakeland fells. All of the routes take in the infamous, mile long, near vertical, killer climb of the "Coffin Trail"! Underfoot conditions are generally good, particularly for those used to off-road running.
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.
An event for less competitive runners and Nordic walkers or 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.
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.
The comprehensive 2022 Event Guide is available HERE. Please take the time to read it and the essential information below.
We won't be holding a Safety Briefing as all of the information is covered below.
✅Lateral flow test before you travel and do not attend if you have covid-19
✅Follow the event carpark signage when you arrive in the village (do not make a beeline to an entrance if it is not signposted)
❌NO vans are permitted on our event parking. You must use the large, public carpark in the village
❌If you didn't confirm your contact details and Start Time by following the link in the email we sent out we won’t order you a tshirt (its cost will go towards our BiodiversiTee initiative instead). You can collect a t-shirt if there are any spare at 4pm on the day
✅Race number to be collected on the day AT LEAST 45 minutes before your Start Time
✅Start Times and Numbers found on the Start Lists below
✅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 - we won't be supplying cups
✅If you arrive at a closed gate, please close it behind you
❌No over ear or in ear headphones (bone conducting ones permitted)
❌No snot rockets or spitting
❌Dogs are not permitted in the Recreation Ground or on the course
✅Have a great day
08.45 Car park opens
09.00 Registration opens in the main registration marquee.
10.45 Hawkshead Trail Run 10k Early START
11.00 Hawkshead Trail Run 10k Mass START
12.30 Hawkshead Fun Trails (under 12's - enter on the day)
13.00 Hawkshead Trail Challenge 16k Early START
13.15 Hawkshead Trail Challenge 16k Mass START
14.00 Hawkshead Trail Race 16k START
15.30 Après Trails live music with singer / songwriter Pete Lashley
16.30 Prize giving & spot 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.