Info: New entries for this event closed on Monday 4th December 2023 at 18:00.
Entries will close earlier should the entry limit be reached.
2023 will be the 14th TdeH the classic winter mountain run, traditionally run on the shortest Saturday in December. The route starts at Askham and runs around Helvellyn, mainly on mountain trails and bridleways, but climbing to a height of nearly 600m, and a distance of around 38 miles.
The route is the original; a tough circuit around Helvellyn starting and finishing at Askham on the edge of the Lakes. The distance is 38 miles with around 2000m of ascent and descent. The terrain is tough mountain trails and so fell running and navigational skills are essential. Entries are limited and strictly limited to experienced and competent entrants. This is not an event for novice trail runners...!
We have limited floor space in Askham CC and campervan space nearby, and must be booked in advance. Anyone sleeping in a vehicle in an event car park must pay the overnight fee.
Friday Evening - Registration is open in Askham CC between 6pm and 9:30pm only. We all need to get to bed early. If you can't make it by 9:30pm you can register on Saturday morning.
Saturday Morning - Registration is open from 6.00am - until 8:45am. Last start at 9.00am.
PARKING - should be on-site at the Community Centre and adjacent overflow field. tbc.
You may start at any time from 7.00am – 9-30am, but be aware that Control 2 at Side Farm, Patterdale, does not open before 9.30am and closes at 11.45am. You choose your start time, but you must not arrive at Side Farm before 9:30am.
Kit Check - in the pre-start area in Askham CC, just before you start.
At the finish.... We'll keep the tea and coffee flowing until your ready for the famous 'Joe's Soup' along with more tea and cakes...
Kit List - Your kit will be checked on the start line.
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This event offers the option to purchase XCover, so that participants may be able to get a refund if they are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances.