Lakeland Trails in Keswick

2nd September 2023  –  5k, 10k & 15k

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With the fells resplendent in purple hues of heather, Lakeland Trails in Keswick is the perfect way to start the Autumn Series.

Starting and finishing at Fitz Park, in Keswick, the 5K Derwentwater Sport Trail, 10K Derwentwater Trail Run, 15K Derwentwater Trail Race and 15K Derwentwater Trail Challenge are circuits along well marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways, taking in panoramic views of Derwentwater, the surrounding peaks of Skiddaw and Blencathra and the northern fells. Underfoot conditions are generally good for those used to trail running, but expect a bit of everything! The course has no stiles, so there is nothing but the hills and the infamous Bottomless Bogs of the Glenderaterra Valley to break up your rhythm.

A carnival atmosphere is guaranteed for both spectators and competitors, with live music, race commentary, food and drink all available at the start and finish. So, whether you're new to trail running, an experienced athlete, or simply looking for an unforgettable day out in the Lake District, a family-friendly, festival atmosphere and some amazing trail running awaits you!

Entry

Derwentwater Sport Trail 5k

11:15

£27 (£22 U16)

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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.

Derwentwater Trail Run 10k Early Start

10:45

£30

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Exactly the same route as the Trail Run 10k with an extra 15 minutes on the course. Ideal for fast walkers!

Derwentwater Trail Run 10k

11:00

£30

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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 and to enter you must be at least 16 years old.

Derwentwater Trail Challenge 15k Early Start

13:00

£30

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Exactly the same as the Trail Challenge 15k but with an extra 15 minutes on the course. Ideal for fast walkers!

Derwentwater Trail Challenge 15k

13:00

£30

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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 1/4 hours for the Challenge and to enter you must be at least 18 years old. If you think you will take less than 1 1/2 hours to complete the run, please enter the Race. For safety reasons, there will be a cut-off time of 60 minutes at 4.8K

Derwentwater Trail Race 15k

14:00

£30

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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

Keswick - Race Day

The comprehensive 2022 Event Guide is available HERE for reference. The updated Guide and Start Lists will be published in good time before the event.

Event Timetable

08.45 Car park opens

09.00 Registration opens in the main registration marquee.

10.45 Derwentwater Trail Run 10k Early Start

11.00 Derwentwater Trail Run 10k START

11.15 Derwentwater Sport Trail 5k START

12.30 Children's Fun Trails with Zeraffa the Giraffe

13.00 Derwentwater Trail Challenge 15k Early START

13.15 Derwentwater Trail Challenge 15k START

14.00 Derwentwater 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.