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!
£27 / £21.50 - 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.
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.
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.
The comprehensive 2022 Event Guide is available to donwload HERE. Please take the time to read it and the essential information below.
Start Lists are shown further down this page.
We won't be holding a Safety Briefing as all of the information is covered below:
✅ Please follow NHS / Government guidelines about covid-19
✅ Follow the event car park signage when you arrive in the village
❌Only SMALL vans (max. VW Transporter) are permitted on our event parking
✅ Race number to be collected on the day AT LEAST 45 minutes before your Start Time
✅ Start Times and numbers found on the Start Lists below
✅Your race number must be attached HORIZONTALLY or the timing chip won’t be read
✅Let us know if you want to change your start time / race distance before you start
✅ Set off at your allocated time or you won't show on the Results
✅ Carry your own water or bring your own cup if you want water at a water station (No cups available)
✅ If you arrive at a closed gate, please close it behind you
❌No over ear or in ear headphones (bone conducting ones permitted)
❌Snot rockets or spitting
❌Dogs are not permitted on the course
✅ Have a great day
08.45 Car park opens
09.00 Registration opens in the main registration marquee.
10.45 Staveley Trail Run 10k Early START
11.00 Staveley Trail Run 10k START
11.15 Staveley Sport Trail 5k START
12.30 Staveley Fun Trails (under 12's - enter on the day)
13.00 Staveley Trail Challenge 16k Early START
13.15 Staveley Trail Challenge 16k START
14.00 Staveley Trail Race 16k 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.
Start Lists are available below. Please note that there are separate Start Lists for the Early Starts.
We are happy to make any last-minute swaps if you either drop us an email or visit the Enquiries desk at least 45 minutes before the scheduled event start.