Starting from the Ullswater Pier at Glenridding, your journey starts with a beautiful half hour cruise aboard the Ullswater Steamer "Raven", which takes you to the start in the hamlet of Howtown, whilst being serenaded by singer/songwriter Pete Lashley. The 10K Ullswater Trail Run, 14K Ullswater Trail Race and 14K Ullswater Trail Challenge follow well-marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways along the lake shore, giving panoramic views of Helvellyn and the surrounding peaks, finishing in Jenkins Field, next to the Ullswater Pier. Much of the course passes through ancient woodland, which will be at its autumnal best. Underfoot conditions can be tricky at times, especially if wet.
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!
Fancy saving money and combining it with the Helvellyn event the day before? You can enter the 'Dirty Double' weekend here.
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 1/2 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.
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 hours for the Challenge and to enter you must be at least 18 years old.
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.
Your entry fee includes the half hour cruise to the Start in Howtown aboard an Ullswater Steamer. The Start in Howtown will take place as soon as everyone has disembarked from the Steamer.
Final Details and Start Lists will be available from this page approximately 2 weeks before the event. Don't forget your start number and timing chip are collected on race day from registration at Jenkins' Field, which is a short walk from where event car parking is located. Please note, registration for each race closes 1 hour before its respective start time.
Mandatory Kit List - Cagoule, tights or over trousers, hat and gloves. The Ullswater Trail is unique and follows one of the most beautiful lakeside trails in the UK. Access is difficult for a large section of the route, and safety teams can only reach it by boat. For this reason, we have a mandatory safety kit list which you must bring with you (wearing or carrying). This will be checked before you board the Steamer, and we will be running spot checks at the finish.
Don't forget your start number and timing chip are collected on race day from registration in our main marquee at Jenkins Field. Event car parking is at King George V Playing Fields (clearly signposted) a short, level 10 minute walk to our start/finish venue.
07.30 Car Park opens
07.45 Registration epens
09.00 SAILING: 10K Ullswater Trail Run (time limit 2 1/2 hrs)
10.30 SAILING: 14K Ullswater Trail Challenge (time limit 3 1/2 hrs)
12.00 SAILING: 14K Ullswater Trail Challenge/Race (time limit 3 hrs)
13.30 SAILING: 14K Ullswater Trail Race (time limit 2 hrs)
14.00 START: Ullswater Fun Trails (under 12's - enter on the day)
15.30 Prize Giving and Spot Prize Giving
This event requires lots of 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.