Lakeland Trails Ultra

10th July 2021  –  100K, 55K, 23K & 14K

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Are you ready for your ultimate (but totally achievable) challenge? Then why not see just what you can do on one of our stunning ultra marathon courses?

The Lakeland Trails 100K Ultra is our ultimate trail with its iconic midnight start, taking the challenge to a new, but achievable level for a truly memorable journey encompassing the finest trails the Lake District has to offer. The 55K Ultra is a testing ultra marathon course through some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in the Lake District. The tough, challenging course will certainly live up to it's billing as the most picturesque ultra marathon in the UK.

As well as those whose goal is to complete their first Ultra, expect things to be competitive at the front. Team inov-8's Damian Hall has won the 55K for the last two years. Will it be three in a row?

The 55K route includes 3 mountain passes, with 7,000 ft ascent along with 5 well-stocked feed stations.

The 100K route adds in an extra 2 passes, 3500 ft more climbing and 3 feedstations.

The 23K and 14K routes share some of the final sections of our Ultra courses with spectacular views guaranteed.

The courses are all fully waymarked and marshalled, with well stocked feed stations along the route. There are some great prizes on offer for the winners, including prizes in the veteran classes.

The 55K Ultra is worth 3 ITRA points and the 100K Ultra is worth 4 ITRA points for qualification towards the UTMB (subject to course evaluation)

The start and finish arena will be quite a party, with entertainment, food stalls, trade and retail stands and PA commentary.

Your entry fee includes:

Superbly designed event finisher's t-shirt (and medal for the Ultra finishers)

Professional photo memento taken out on the course by professional sports photographer James Kirby

Electronic chip timing

Fully waymarked and marshalled route

GPX files of the route to download (available once final permissions have been confirmed in Spring 2021)

8 feed stations (100K) 5 feed stations (55K), 2 feed stations (23K) and 1 water station (14K)

Online entry administration fee

Great atmosphere with MC and commentators, along with entertainment at the start/finish venue

Professional Advanced Life Support Medical Cover from Event Safety Group

Professional Radio Communications

Public Liability and Events Insurance



Lakeland Trails in Ambleside 23K



Starting and finishing from the same location as our Ultra marathon runners the 23K route takes in a scenic climb out of Ambleside with stunning views along Windermere before splitting from the 14K at Rydal Water, where it heads along the old Coffin Trail to Grasmere, joining the ultra routes for the spectacular views in the Langdale valley.

Entry Full

Lakeland Trails in Ambleside 14K



Starting and finishing from the same location as our Ultra marathon runners the route takes in a scenic climb out of Ambleside with stunning views along Windermere before splitting from the 23K course at Rydal Water and finishing over Loughrigg with stunning views of the Langdales.

Entry Full

Ultra 100K



The 100K Ultra is an epic, fully waymarked and marshalled journey around the Lake District. We invest heavily in all aspects of the event, in particular safety on the course, with advanced life support medics, radio communications and marshals. We also provide an iconic start & finish venue at Ambleside, with entertainments, to give you not just a great, well organised ultra marathon course through dramatic Lake District mountain scenery, but also a great day out for you, your friends and family.


Ultra 55K



A testing, but achievable, fully waymarked and marshalled Ultra marathon course through some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in the Lake District. The route certainly lives up to the billing as one of the most picturesque ultra marathons in the UK.


Course maps

Further Information

Race Day - Saturday 10th July 2021

Final Details, Start Lists, Check Point, Feed Stations and Spectator Points will be available to download at least 3 weeks before the event, containing all of the details you need to make your day enjoyable and smooth-running. Don't forget - as we're pretty much a paper free organisation, your start number and electronic timing chip are collected on the race weekend from the Registration and photo ID will be required (passport/driving licence etc) for the Ultra 100K and Ultra 55K events.

Mandatory Kit List - 100K and 55K (will be checked at Registration and spot checks at Checkpoints and the Finish). We will publish comprehensive Kit Check Notes in good time to make sure you're fully prepared.

Full waterproof body cover, including a hooded-jacket and full-length pants with taped seams (no exceptions ), First aid kit (to include minimum blister plasters, bandage and zinc oxide tape to secure dressing), Spare long-sleeved base layer top, Hat & gloves, Whistle, Mobile phone (fully charged), Head Torch and spare battery, Emergency foil blanket or bivi bag, Emergency food & drink (minimum one energy/muesli bar and 100ml water - additional to your general nutrition ie not to be eaten during the event).

Note : compass is optional, and poles and GPS are permitted. Suncream is also recommended.

The event venue, start and finish will be in Rothay Park, Ambleside. Map, profiles and GPX files of the routes will be available to download once final permissions have been received in Spring 2021.

IMPORTANT - Strict Safety Cut Off Times will be operated for the event - these have been prepared for the safety of everyone in consultation with mountain rescue, safety, medical and communications experts and will be strictly adhered to. A broom wagon will follow runners around the course for anyone dropping out.


Friday 9th July 2021

14:00 Registration opens in the main marquee, Rothay Park, for Lakeland Trails Ultra 100K and Ultra 55K

20:00 Registration closes

Saturday 10th July 2021

00:00 START: Lakeland Trails Ultra 100K (23 hour time limit)

06:45 Car Park opens

07:00 Registration opens (For the Ultra 55K we recommend you register on Friday in case of last-minute delays)

10:00 START: Lakeland Trails Ultra 55K (12 hour time limit)

11:00 START: Lakeland Trails 23K (5 hour time limit)

12:30 START: Lakeland Trails 14K (3 hour time limit)

15:00 Children's Fun Trails

15.30 Après Trails live music with singer / songwriter Pete Lashley

16.30 Prize giving & spot prize giving for 23K and 14K

Sunday 11th July 2021

11:00 Apres Trails Party including live music from the amazing Pete Lashley

12:00 Prize Giving and Spot Prize Giving for 100K and 55K

The event requires over 150 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.