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!
Exactly the same as the Trail Run 10k with an extra 15 minutes to complete the course. Ideal for fast walkers!
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.
£27 / £22 - 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.
Exactly the same route as the Challenge 18k with an extra 15 minutes on the course. Ideal for fast walkers!
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 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 HERE. The 2023 Guide and Start Lists will be published in good time before the event.
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.