Lakeland Trails in Staveley

7th May 2022  –  5k, 10k & 18k

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Are you ready for the Sting in the Trail?

Starting and finishing at Staveley Recreation Ground, the 5K Kentmere Sport Trail, 10K Kentmere Trail Run, 18K Kentmere Trail Race and 18K Kentmere Trail Challenge courses follow fully marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways, taking in panoramic views of most of the southern Lakeland fells.

The trails climb out from Staveley above the Kentmere valley, before returning along the valley itself past idyllic tarns and through ancient woodland, climbing Reston Scar before the descent back into Staveley village. Underfoot conditions are quite variable and there's a bit of everything! Short sections of tarmac, grassy footpaths, stony bridleways with some stiles to climb over near the end, all add to the unique nature of the event.

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

Kentmere Sport Trail 5k

11.15

£21 / £16 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.

Kentmere Trail Run 10k

11.00

£29

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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.

Kentmere Trail Challenge 18k

13.00

£29

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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 1/2 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.

Kentmere Trail Race 18k

14.00

£29

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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.

Course maps

Further Information

Start Lists

Start Lists with Start Times, Age Groups and Clubs are shown below.

Race Day

Please check the comprehensive Event Guide or quicker-to-read Final Details carefully to make sure you're prepared for the day.

Key Information in the Guide

  • Race numbers will be posted out in advance so you don't need to queue
  • We will give you the option to select your Start Time approx. one week before the event
  • You must only travel if you are free from Coronavirus symptoms and have not been told to self-isolate
  • You need to perform a free lateral flow test before the event
  • You should arrive in the Recreation Ground 10-15 minutes before your scheduled start time
  • Whilst in the Recreation Ground, you must maintain social distancing and not gather in groups larger than 6 people / 2 households.
  • You will need to start the event wearing a face mask and carry it with you at all times.
  • There will be no water stations on the course or in the Event Village so please be self-sufficient.
  • Please do not run along the private sections of the course outside the event.

Event Timetable

08.45 Car park opens

09.00 Enquiries desk opens in the main marquee on Staveley Recreation Ground

09.45 First runners START: 10K Kentmere Trail Run (time limit: 2hrs)

11.30 First runners START: 5K Kentmere Sport Trail (time limit: 1 3/4hrs)

12.15 First runners START: 18K Kentmere Trail Challenge (time limit: 3 1/2hrs)

14.15 First runners START: 18K Kentmere Trail Race (time limit: 2 hrs)


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.