Sunday 19th May | from 8:00am – 10:00am

Adult Solo (age 18+): £55

Pairs (age 18+): £95 

Pairs can be 2 adults or an adult and child age between 13-17.

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

OPEN 5 Adventure Race

Come and enjoy a fun-filled 5 hour timed Adventure Race for Solos or Pairs which includes Trail Running, Mountain Biking, and Navigation. Visit as many checkpoints as you can which have varying point values within a 5 hour time limit.

The checkpoints and their corresponding points values will be marked up on a map and provided to you at the start of the race.

Winners are those with the highest points after any late penalties. You can start any time between a window of 8am and 10am on Sunday 19th May and you can choose whether to run or bike first; and you only transition between disciplines once.

You’ll need a dibber for each person to use at the checkpoints. You can hire one when you enter for an additional £3.50 or you can use your own dibbers.

“Adventure is not outside man; it is within” George Eliot.


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
  • Your sports entry includes access to Big Top Live Music, daytime Tent Talks, and all activities ALL WEEKEND (Friday to Sunday)


The Festival Village is located adjacent to The Theatre By The Lake close to Derwentwater.

Address: Lakeside
CA12 5DJ

Event Info

The events has a start window from Crow Park between 08:00 and 10.00am

  • 5 hour timed Adventure Race for Solos and Pairs Incorporating Navigation, Trail Running and Mountain Biking
  • Participants have to visit as many checkpoints of varying point values marked on a map within a 5 hour time limit.
  • 20 Mountain Bike (5 dummy) and 20 Run (5 dummy) checkpoints marked on double sided map
  • Point values and descriptions are only given out to participant at the start
  • Points are lost for late arrival at the finish
  • Winners are those with the highest points after any late penalties
  • Participants can enter as Solos or Pairs (staying together)
  • Participants transition between disciplines once
  • Participants can either run or bike first
  • Each participant requires a dibber. You can bring your own or hire one for £3.50 when entering the race.

Completion Time: 5 Hours


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 Event 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.

A bad weather route will be implemented closer to the Event, and to be used if the course needs to be adjusted.

Athlete guide

Your athlete guide will be emailed to you approximately 2 weeks before the event date, and also available to download here.

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 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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