Sunday 19th May | 9am – 12 noon

Adult (age 16+): £52.50 

Price includes all three days of Festival: access to Big Top live music, daytime speaker sessions, and activities

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10K Trail Run

The 10km Trail Run with 330m of ascent is graded ‘Moderate’ and open to all levels of runner. Cruise round or race at the front end, it is a beautiful course to be enjoyed by all! 

The start is located halfway down Derwentwater and is accessed by a scenic ride on one of the Keswick Launch Company’s boats, which is included in your entry fee. The finish line is in the Event Village.

The course is a mixture of wide-open trails through amazing woodland, a little single track, a few short and sharp hills, some road & fields to finish. Expect amazing running in some of the Lake Districts best trail running country along the shores of Derwentwater & under the fellside flank of the famous Catbells. 

Choose your most preferable starting time: 9am, 10am, 11am, or 12 noon.

Ferries leave 30 minutes before your race start time. 

ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED

Download your GPX file here > 

Route Map 

What’s Included

  • Stunning ferry sailing
  • Free photograph
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Event t-shirt (unless you choose to donate cost of T Shirt to our Catbells Conservation project with Fix the Fells)
  • Hydration will be provided
  • Your sports entry includes access to Big Top Live Music, daytime Tent Talks, and all activities ALL WEEKEND (Friday to Sunday)

Race Location

The Festival Village is located adjacent to The Theatre By The Lake close to Derwentwater. Navigate your way to the Keswick Launches (ferries) which leave 30 minutes prior to your wave start time. 

Address: Lakeside
Keswick
Cumbria
CA12 5DJ

Keswick Launch Sailings

You will be taking a Keswick Launch to the western shores of Derwentwater to land at Hawes End, a few minute walk from the race start. Sit back and take in the spectacular views of the surrounding fells before the start of the race! There are two different start times so you will need to choose your ferry sailing time when booking your race. The start times of the races will be 09.00am and 10.00am. Each ferry will sail approximately 30mins prior to the start times – 08:30 (for 9:00am race), 09:30 (for 10:00am race), and 10:30 (for 11:00am race)

Please note; these times are subject to change and in the case of the ferries not being able to sail, coaches will take you to the start of the race.

Please also note; this is a private boat for competitors and is included in the entry price of the race.

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Starting at Low Brandlehow, you will set off through beautiful woodland next to the shores of Derwentwater, once you’ve run through the Manesty Woods you’ll turn from south to north & take a short sharp climb up on to the flanks of Catbells for some excellent wide open trails.

This leads to the ‘Hawes End’ drinks station and then the flatter lands of Overside Woods, passing The Lingholm Estate on your right and taking forest trails until a short road section takes you through the village of Portinscale, across the suspension bridge and to the fields to the West of Keswick. An exciting and fast finish round the back of Crow Park will lead you into the Event Village where your family & friends will be cheering you on to your own personal victory.

CONTINGENCY PLAN

It is possible that events and courses at KMF may need to be amended at short notice due to weather issues, water levels, road conditions or roadworks.

By nature, many of these factors are not possible to know well in advance. For each event there are a number of alternative options available which can be implemented at short notice. The organisers and race directors will always have athlete and spectator safety as the highest priority, and within that context will seek to provide the best possible experience.

All sporting events would be impacted if the Festival Village has to be closed. In this instance, as long as circumstances allow, all starts and finishes would be relocated to Lake Road and Lakeside Car Park and the events operated as smoothly as possible. The 10km route would be re-routed through Hope Park (north of Crow Park) to finish on Lake Road.

The 10km course is extremely robust and will cope with most weather. The challenging factor with the 10km route can be the mode of transport from Crow Park to the race start at Low Brandlehow. On a general race day transport is via Keswick Launches across Derwentwater to the race start. Coach transport is a back-up option if strong winds or other weather means the launches cannot sail, with 4 coaches reserved in advance of the event to transport competitors to the race start.

A bad weather route will be published closer to the event if the course needs to be adjusted.

Your athlete guide has now been emailed to you, and is also available to download here.

KMF2024 adidas TERREX Trail Runs Athlete Guide

Please make sure you read this prior to coming to the event, it will answer most if not all of your questions.

We welcome all outdoor sport enthusiasts to Keswick Mountain Festival and want to make the event as inclusive as possible. The document (link below for download) aims to give you all the information you need to allow you to make a decision about visiting the Festival and entering one of the events. Everyone has their own needs for information, so please contact us to discuss how we can support you in your chosen sport. Please email info@keswickmountainfestival.co.uk as soon as possible.

KMF has a dedicated Accessibility Zone with various exhibitors and sports providers. Please visit our accessible page on the website to see what’s on and to book onto the dedicated accessible activities

Download General Sport Accessible Guide >

Check out Accessibility Zone Page on website > 

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