Info: New entries for this event closed on Sunday 2nd May 2021.
For many, this popular early season evening race heralds the start of Summer.
4 miles/1080 feet (6.4 km/330 metres)
A four mile out and back blast from Rothay Park in Ambleside, this race packs a lot into its short length. The fell section is flagged so runners don’t end up heading down to Grasmere in the dark!
The race starts with a mad dash for the bridge and the exit out of the park. Over the cattle grid and on to the steep climb up the tarmac road which soon levels out and gives way to gravel track. Continuing to gradually climb, you will pass through 2 gates on the bridleway before reaching the final gate and a sharp right turn on to the fell proper. From here the route has a few short sharp climbs interspersed with some fast runnable stretches before the last pull up a pitched path and into the summits view. From here its a quick crawl up the crag to the summit cairn before retracing your steps all the way back to Rothay Park.
NB: Minimum age requirement is 15 years on day of race
This event offers the option to purchase Refund Protect. Participants can choose to cover their inability to attend with Refund Protect.