Starting and finishing on the shores of Ullswater in Glenridding, the 5k Helvellyn Sport Trail, 10k Helvellyn Trail Run, 15k Helvellyn Trail Race and 15k Helvellyn Trail Challenge follow circuits along well marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways that take you into the foothills of Helvellyn, with elevated panoramic views of Ullswater, and dramatic vistas of Helvellyn and the surrounding peaks. Underfoot conditions are generally good for those used to off road running, but can be tricky in places.
A shorter distance event for everyone over the age of 12, on a well marked and marshalled course, with graded runnable climbs and descents. There is a time limit of 1 3/4 hours and to enter you must be at least 12 years old.
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 16 years old.
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 expect to finish in less than 1 1/2 hours, please enter the Race.
For the competitive runner, a fully 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.
Start Lists will be published shortly.
Please note you can swap to a different contest of shorter or equal distance if you let us know at least 45 minutes before the earliest start (e.g. Swap from the 2pm 15k Race to the 1pm 15k Challenge, the cut off is 12.15pm)
The 2022 Event Guide will be available to download shortly. Please take a few minutes to read through it so you are best-prepared to make the most of the day.
You will need to collect your Number on the day. Please note, Registration for each race closes 45 minutes before your scheduled start time.
Event car parking is in a range of locations so please follow our signage in the village. Parking will be a short, level 10 minute walk to our start/finish venue.
NB We can only accommodate cars in our official car parks. If you're in anything bigger, please use the public car park.
08.45 Car Park opens
09.00 Registration opens in the registration marquee at Jenkins Field
10.45 Helvellyn Trail Run 10k Early Start
11.00 Helvellyn Trail Run 10k START
11.15 Helvellyn Sport Trail 5k START
12.30 Fun Trails with Zeraffa the Giraffe
13.00 Helvellyn Trail Challenge 15k Early Start
13.15 Helvellyn Trail Challenge 15k START
14.00 Helvellyn Trail Race 15k 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.