Lakeland Trails at Ullswater

16th October 2022  –  10k & 14k

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Stunning trail running on the eastern shores of Ullswater

"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. Maps of the routes will be added to the Information section shortly.

We'll also have 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, atmosphere and some amazing trail running awaits you!

Entry

Ullswater Trail Run 10k

09:00 Sailing

£29.50

Earlybird Price - save £5

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.

Ullswater Trail Challenge 14k

10:30 Sailing

£29.50

Earlybird Price - save £5

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.

Ullswater Trail Challenge 14k

12:00pm Sailing

£29.50

Earlybird Price - save £5

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.

Ullswater Trail Race 14K

13:30 Sailing

£29.50

Earlybird Price - save £5

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.

Course maps

Further Information

Ullswater- Race Day

The comprehensive 2021 Event Guide is available to download HERE.

You will need to collect your Number on the day. Please note, Registration for each race closes 30 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.

Event Timetable - 2022 Timetable TBC

2021 Timetable (with no boats due to covid restrictions)

09.00 Car Park opens

10.00 First runners start the 10k Ullswater Trail Run (time limit 2 1/2 hrs)

11.00 First runners start the 14k Ullswater Trail Challenge (time limit 3 1/2 hrs)

13.10 First runners start the 14k Ullswater Trail Race (time limit 2 hrs)

14.15 START: UllswaterFun Trails (under 12's - enter on the day)

14.30 Live Performance by Singer / Song-writer Pete Lashley

15.30 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.