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.
Fancy saving money and combining it with
the Ullswater event the following day? You can enter the 'Dirty
Double' weekend here.
£25 / £20 - U16
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.
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 Jenkins' Field, 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 registration marquee at Jenkins Field
11.00 START: 10K Helvellyn Trail Run
11.15 START: 5K Helvellyn Sport Trail
12.30 START: Helvellyn Fun Trails (under 12's - enter on the day)
13.00 START: 15K Helvellyn Trail Challenge
2.00 START: 15K Helvellyn Trail Race
3.30 Après Trails live music with singer / songwriter Pete Lashley
4.30 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.