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The 10 in 10 and Family 5 in 5 Challenge - Final Details

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Saturday 22nd June 2024

We hope you have been enjoying your training on the run up to the 10in10 and Family 5in5 2024.

We really appreciate your fundraising efforts and can see lots of donations coming in  already.   It's still not too late to set your fundraising page up, you can do so using this link

After the big day, please keep sharing your JustGiving pages to optimise donations.  This will be our 13th year of fundraising and we are making a huge difference together!   Help us get to that £1,000,000 target!!  If you work for a corporate company, it’s worth asking if your company would like to match fund your fundraising efforts. and by sharing pictures on your Social Media throughout the day on Saturday.   Please tag the 10in10 Challenge in your posts and use our hashtags #10in10 #Family5in5. 

In 2024, 100% of our fundraising money will be directed to the continued work of Prof Robin Franklin and Cambridge Myelin Repair Centre. We are extremely proud of all of your fundraising efforts.  Thank you for enabling us to be in a position to sponsor such essential research.

We are very grateful to Berghaus for their sponsorship of the 10in10 and Family 5in5! You will receive a 10in10 Berghaus t-shirt when you sign out of the event, at the end of the walk.   The Family 5in5 participants (children) will receive a medal sponsored by George Fisher and a certificate. Family 5in5ers with children please see Nicky at the 5in5 check in table for an additional activity for the younger members of your party!

Please make sure you read all the pages on the 10in10 website.

Some of you will have ticked a ‘box’ upon entry for the 10in10 or Family 5in5,  for the MS Society to get in touch with you directly and support your fundraising.  By now, you should have received an MS Society t-shirt through the post to support your fundraising.  If you did not tick the box, you will not be sent an MS Society T-shirt.  You will receive your event t-shirt on Saturday after the walk. 


Logistics on the day

Remember to share cars as much as possible.   On the approach to the Swinside Inn (CA12 5UE) (from the Portinscale direction), you will be directed to FREE event parking by our event marshals. The great news is that this year, if needed, you can leave your car overnight (at your own risk) in the event parking.  We would suggest hiring a taxi from Keswick to your accommodation in advance if you intend to leave your car.  There are many taxi companies in Keswick.  We would recommend Davies Taxis.  Please ring them to make a booking on 017687 72676.

IF you are asked to go to the ‘field parking at the bottom of Catbells’ ; please see exact location below.  However, there will also be a marshal available to direct.

What3Words - locations

Free Event Parking - ///lots.finely.digests 

The event parking is a short walk to the Swinside Inn along a country road.  Please be aware that there will still be cars early morning using the same road.

 Swinside Inn (CA12 5UE) - ///thrashed.tourist.direction - Event base for the 10in10 and Family 5in5 - NO PARKING UNLESS YOU HAVE A DISABILITY BADGE.  

The Swinside Inn parking is reserved for people with a Disabled Badge only, and our staff who need to be able to drive on and off site.  Please respect this decision and don't attempt to park at the Swinside Inn.  This is for safety reasons and to avoid congestion. 

You will receive your event number in the morning at check-in and every participant will be given a tag that you must have scanned before departing and upon your return.  They will also be scanned by the Marshalls on the peaks. This is to assist us to safely track each participant. Upon your return from the walk, you must return the tag to us, NO TAG, NO T-SHIRT!. 

Each team/Individual will have a sign on time to arrive at the Swinside Inn for registration. This will be staggered in 15 minute intervals.  Please collect your group and try to arrive on time. You will be directed to your check in table.

If you were a late entry and didn't book a sign on time, when you arrive please come to 'Registration table On the day entries' to be checked in. 

We want you to get the most out of the event, so here’s a few things you will need to know to help your day run smoother. Please take special note of the essential kit list and come fully prepared for all weather possibilities! Please be prepared the forecast changes daily and remember even in hot weather it can be very cold on the top of the mountains, particularly if it is windy. 

IMPORTANT – There are other walking and fell running events taking place on the fells in the area, so please be aware of other users on the fell, particularly fast fell runners!

Toilets - There are public toilets in Buttermere.  There is a charge of 20p.  If you do need to go to the toilet on the fells, please do not use toilet paper or if you do please carry it out in a bag along with any other fruit peel etc.    It is very important that we leave no trace on the fells at all. This year we are basing our feed/drink station at the Buttermere Village Hall ///bonfires.tissues.fists/// .  We always advise carrying your own supplies but there will be lots of treats available along the way! Please be aware that many of our cakes on the peaks are homemade by our very generous Keswick community.  If you have any allergies unfortunately, we cannot guarantee ingredients and you will need to bring your own snacks.


Kit List

This is the essential kit list for both events 10in10 and Family 5in5; every member taking part in either event must carry their own full and complete kit.

Please come fully prepared for all weather possibilities!

Essential Equipment:

  • Walking boots/shoes – broken in and ready to use
  • Suitable walking socks
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Warm jacket
  • Small rucksack – to carry your snacks and spare clothing
  • Gloves and warm hat
  • Water bottle (1L minimum) - You can fill up water bottles in Buttermere but be prepared for HOT weather and carry what you require.
  • Sun lotion/hat

The leader of each group (who must have experience of navigating in thick cloud on mountains and who can use a map and compass) must have:

  • 1:25,000 scale map Outdoor Leisure North West OL 4 (the detailed route plan given relates to this map)
  • Compass – Whistle – Mobile phone – small first aid kit
  • Small packing survival bag (plastic six foot by two-foot bag, available cheaply       in  outdoor shops)

In addition, one other member of each group must have the same map, a compass and a mobile phone.

A portable charger is also a good idea to keep your phones charged, particularly if you are using Strava and taking lots of pictures/films.

Suggested items:

  • Trekking poles
  • Sunglasses

10in10 Photography

We will have photographers out and about on the day of the 10in10.  PLEASE let us know if you DO NOT want anyone to take your photograph.  We DO use the photographs on our website and social media to help promote the event and MS awareness.  


Each team leader must check that their team is present and correct at the start and let us know of any changes. All team members must START TOGETHER and STAY TOGETHER!

We will provide each entrant with a number which must be visible for the marshals to see. It is imperative that you check in with every marshal on every peak that is marshalled! (You must give them your number only). Marshalled peaks are indicated on the Route Guide on the reverse of the map. If you do not do this, you will be assumed to be missing and we will start looking for you!!! Each marshal is then responsible for letting Base know that you have passed through their checkpoint. 

At registration you will be given a green tag that the peak marshals will also ask to scan, so base can keep track of you.  Please remember we are not timing you on these events.  They are challenges and not races.  However, you do need to complete the 10in10 in 10 hours or you will be timed out!  Don’t worry we will support you and this year we have a tail walker setting off from Buttermere at 1.10 pm (The Cut Off Point), to do the last 5 peaks with you. Remember the last 5 peaks will take longer than the first 5 peaks, so do not spend too much time relaxing at the feed station if you think you need the time walking.

PLEASE NOTE If you or your team members leave the event for any reason you must inform a marshal so that we can sign you out. Please be sensible if one of your team members retires, ensure that another team member goes with them.

YOU MUST SIGN YOURSELF OUT OF THE EVENT WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED. Please see a marshal at the Swinside Inn or sooner if you leave the event early!

ICE: In Case of Emergency You will need to leave us an emergency name and number, and indicate any medical conditions. You will not be able to start the event without providing us with this information at registration. We are sure we won’t need to use this number, but we must be prepared for all eventualities!

Cut off point (10in10 only)
For the sake of participant and Marshal safety there will be a strict cut-off point at Buttermere village at 13:00 hrs (1pm). Any teams or individuals who do not make this time will be instructed to leave the event at this point (you will be required to ‘sign out’ of the event at Buttermere if you do not make this time).

Please don't bring your dog, particularly to the 10in10.  The route is too far for dogs, and we cannot be responsible for them. 

 Please be aware that the weather is very changeable in the Lake District and particularly in the summer months.  I must mention for insurance purposes, the risk of thunder and lightning in the hills and a very simple measure you should take in the unlikely event a storm should develop. You should get off the summits and head down the hill, if necessary, shelter on the lee side of the hill until the storm passes.  

Adverse Weather Conditions

Please note: the 10in10 or 5in5 route may change at the last minute if the weather conditions are extreme. If it is dangerously windy, we will reroute.

The health and safety of, our participants and volunteers is our top priority.

Live music at The Swinside by Graham Bell from 5 – 7 pm

You will be able to buy food and drink at the Swinside Inn.  They have provided a special 10in10 menu that looks delicious! 

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you again for registering for the 13th Annual 10in10 or Family 5in5 on Saturday 22th June. Whichever course you’ve chosen, it’s going to be an amazing day, a huge achievement, and a day to remember.

We can't wait to see you for more adventures on the beautiful Lake District Fells. 

Very best wishes,


Yvonne and Duncan

Event Organisers

Yvonne Booth
07810 522 889