Lakeland Trails in Hawkshead

15th April 2023  –  10k & 16k

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Far reaching views of the Lake District fells, rolling Beatrix Potter countryside and a challenging mile-long climb up an ancient 'Coffin Trail' - Lakeland Trails in Hawkshead has something for everyone.

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.


Hawkshead 10k Trail Run



Earlybird - save £5

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.

Hawkshead Trail Challenge 16k



Earlybird - save £5

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.

Hawkshead Trail Race 16K



Earlybird - save £5

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

Hawkshead - 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 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.