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The Cumbria Way Ultra

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Saturday 16th to Sunday 17th September 2017

Entries Open
Friday 18th November 2016
Entries Close
Friday 8th September 2017
Entries so Far
81 Entries
Entry Fees
Solo (per person)   £80.00   
Relay Team of 2 (per team)   £90.00   
Relay Team of 5 (per team)   £125.00   
Event Director - Gaynor Prior
07968 836549

The Cumbria Way Ultra is a 73 mile trail ultra race on 16th - 17th September 2017 - 73 miles with over 10,000 feet of ascent following the iconic trail through the beautiful Lake District. The event starts at 6am in Ulverston and passes through Coniston, Langdale, Keswick and Caldbeck, finishing at the beautiful Carlisle Castle, taking in the varied terrain and stunning views of the Lakes.

The event is open to solo runners and teams of 2 and 5, running in a relay. For teams of 2 the relay legs are 43 miles and 30 miles, for teams of 5 the relay legs are, 15, 13, 15, 15, 15 miles.

The Cumbria Way Ultra is a qualifying race for the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® giving 3 points/5 new points for Solo runners.

Competitors will be required to have a basic level of navigation skill as the route is unmarked by the event although the Cumbria Way trail is waymarked in places. All competitors will be provided with a detailed written route description in the Route Notes, and the gpx file of the route will be available.

All competitors will receive the Route Notes, event t shirt and medal, free event photographs and all food and drink at the 5 Checkpoints along the route plus a free beer and hot meal at the Finish.

There are prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female Solo runners and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Relay Teams of 2 and Relay Teams of 5. 

Camping is available at the Registration/Start venue, Ford Park, Ulverston on Friday night @ £10 per person which includes parking for 1 vehicle for Friday night. Parking is available at Ford Park for the duration of the event from Saturday am until Sunday afternoon @ £10. Coach transfer is available from Carlisle Castle to Ulverston at 13:00 on Sunday 17th @ £15 per person.

The event finishes at Carlisle Castle where there are showers available. There is also the option to hire a bunk in the Ypres building in the Castle for £25 per bunk, limited to 44 bunks. Trackers, provided by Open Tracking are available to hire @ £20.

All camping, parking, coach transfer, trackers and bunks must be pre booked and paid via the online entry system.

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