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.
Final Details and Start Lists will be available from this page approximately 2 weeks before the event. Don't forget your start number and timing chip are collected on race day from registration at Hawkshead Recreation ground, which is a short walk from where event car parking is located. Please note, registration for each race closes 1 hour before its respective start time.
08.45 Car park opens
09.00 Registration opens in the main registration marquee.
11.00 START: 10K Hawkshead Trail Run
12.30 START: Hawkshead Fun Trails (under 12's - enter on the day)
13.00 START: 16K Hawkshead Trail Challenge
14.00 START: 16K Hawkshead Trail Race
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.