Lakeland Trails in Keswick

7th September 2024  –  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!


Derwentwater Sport Trail 5k


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



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

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Derwentwater Trail Run 10k


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


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 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


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

Start Lists

Start Lists are shown below. Please note that we will have merged the two Trail Challenge 15k contests into one with the same cut-off time and a start time of 13:00. There are separate Start Lists for the Trail Run 10k Early and Main starts.

If you want to swap to a different contest, please visit the Enquiries desk at Registration on the day, at least 45 minutes before the earliest start of your current and desired contest. e.g. if you'd like to swap from the 13:15 Challenge to the 14:00 Race, the cut-off would be 12:30

Keswick - Race Day

The comprehensive Event Guide is available HERE.

Travel directions to our own car park are available HERE

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

*Please note all competitors in the Trail Challenge will start at 13:00 and there will not be an early start. Start Lists will be merged to reflect this.

13.00 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.

Public Transport

Bus journeys are only £2! Why not relax and take in the stunning scenery along the route, save on the cost of parking and reduce your carbon footprint?

Keswick is on the 555 Bus Route from Kendal, the 554 Bus Route from Carlisle and the X4 & X5 services from Penrith - perfect to link up with the West Coast Mainline trains. The bus stops are only a couple of minute's walk from Fitz Park. You can find the latest timetable HERE

Send us a photo of your public transport ticket for all or part of your journey and we'll award one lucky winner at each event with a FREE ENTRY to a future event. Email your photos HERE by the end of the Monday after the event.

Arrive by bike? Bike racks are available in Fitz Park and email your photo too!

Car Sharing

The environmental impact of travelling by car is much reduced if it's full so why not join up with your friends / running club members to travel together? There's always plenty to do in and around our venue and visiting local businesses helps support them too. Visit our Car Share group on Facebook HERE to start planning!