Saturday 18th May | 1:00pm – 3pm

Adult (age 18+): £42.50 

Junior Solo (age 12-17): £25 

Junior with Adult (age 10+): £25

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

adidas TERREX

5K Trail Run

Graded ‘Easy’, this 5km Trail run is for everyone. The 5km can be fast and furious from the word go or take it as easy as you like, it’s your enjoyment that counts! 

It is one of the most scenic 5km running events in the Lake District, sign up and enjoy glorious views of Derwentwater and beyond. 

Wave 1 (1.00pm), Juniors. Open to 12 – 17 years olds (on day of race)

Wave 2 (2.00pm), Adults. Fast 

Wave 3 (3.00pm) Adults (Slower) and Adults accompanying juniors. Juniors aged 10+ years who want to run with an adult can enter this wave, but must be with an adult at all times (both Adult and Child will need individual entries).


Download GPX file here

Route Map 

What’s Included

  • 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 at the finish line
  • 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. Find the start line in the heart of the village. 

Address: Lakeside
CA12 5DJ

Previous Results

2022 Results

2021 Results

2019 Results

2018 Results

2017 Results

Distance: 5km
Course Record: Male: 17:02 Eoin Lennon, Female: Katie Kaarsijpesteijn: 21:21 


Head out of Crow Park through a specially designated barrier lane into Cockshot Woods, take some fast turns through the woods to find yourself running along the track next to the main Borrowdale Road. This leads all the way to Calfclose Bay. Here you take a sharp about turn to start back along the shores of Derwentwater.

Fields and lakeshore trails now lead you back towards Crow Park and finally back into Cockshot Woods for the same ‘barrier lane’ finish into the Event Village and the glory you deserve!


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 KMF 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 5km route is very robust with the main risk factor being flooding. By using a dynamic process of route design we would create a course geared to the weather and ground conditions presented to us on the preceding day and actual day of the race. A bad weather route will be published closer to the event.

Athlete guide

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.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male and Female Overall and Male and Female Junior. We will also award 1st Place Male and Female prizes for Senior, V40, V50, & V60+.

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 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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