"Will the boats sail?" is a running joke with the Lakeland Trailers as the weather can prevent them from sailing - we even had too much water one year! In 2019, we were lucky enough to enjoy the stunning complimentary cruise along Ullswater to the start of the run, enjoying a classic performance from singer/songwriter Pete Lashley on the way.
We have two, recently improved, stunning contingency routes (which people enjoyed in 2017 and 2018) so you can still enjoy the stunning trails along Ullswater's eastern shore and up to the viewpoint of Silver Crag just in case we can't get on the boats. At Side Farm, the 14k course will give you a challenge as you climb up to Boredale Hause, before an exhilerating descent back down to the Patterdale Valley with breathtaking views.
We'll also have live music from Boom Dang and Pete Lashley, 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, atmosphere and some amazing trail running awaits you!
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.
The comprehensive 2022 Event Guide will be available to download shortly.
You will need to collect your Number on the day. Please note, Registration for each race closes 45 minutes before your scheduled 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 rapid-response 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).
Event car parking is in a range of locations so please follow our signage in the village. Parking will be a short, level 10 minute walk to our start/finish venue.
NB We can only accommodate cars in our official car parks. If you're in anything bigger, please use the public car park.
If the boats are unable to sail, we have two beautiful alternative courses for you which take you to the far side of Ullswater. The 14k alternate route includes a challenging climb up to Boredale Hause (which doesn't feature if the boats sail).
09.00 Car Park opens
09.00 Ullswater Trail Run10k Sailing (time limit 2 1/2 hrs)
10.30 Ullswater Trail Challenge 14k Sailing (time limit 3 1/2 hrs)
12.00 Ullswater Trail Challenge 14k Sailing (time limit 3 hrs)
13.30 Ullswater Trail Race 14k Sailing (time limit 2 hrs)
14.15 Fun Trails with Zeraffa the Giraffe
15.00 Live Performance by Singer / Song-writer Pete Lashley
16.00 Prize giving & 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.