Graded ‘Easy’, this 5km Trail Race is for everyone, from the young to those more mature in years. Everybody loves a ‘Park Run’ and this is KMF’s own version. The 5km is fast and furious from the word go or take it as easy as you like, its your enjoyment that counts!
This low level fast pace race is open to all abilities, come and have a go at a record set in 2017 by Mountain Fuel’s James Appleton or enjoy with all the family.
Course record: 18:39 James Appleton (Team Mountain Fuel)
The 10km Trail Race is graded ‘Moderate’, this means to all, whether you want to cruise round it as your introduction to trail running or race it at the front end. The course is beautiful and interesting from the word go. The start is located halfway down Derwent Water and is accessed from the Keswick Mountain Festival events centre, Crow Park, by a scenic ride on one of the Keswick Launch Company's boats. This is included in the entry price of the race.
The course is a mixture of wide-open trails through amazing woodland, a little single track, a few short and sharp hills, some road & fields to finish. If you’re new to trail running then this is the course for you, being a short distance with a small amount of ascent. Expect amazing running in some of the Lake Districts best trail running country along the shores of Derwent Water & under the fellside flank of the famous Catbells.
Distance 10.25km Ascent: 330m
The 25km Trail Race is graded ‘Hard’ and sits almost halfway between the 10km & 50km routes in difficulty, ascent & terrain you run on. Technical, fast flowing & rugged trails take you around Derwent Water and the Borrowdale Valley with the Watendlath Valley thrown in for good measure.
Want more than the 10k, but not up for the 50k Ultra Marathon, then enter the 25k. It will test you to your limit or get you set for longer trails later in the season.
The route is fully marked with Red Flags and A5 Arrow’s in KMF Pink/Blue colours!
Distance: 25km Ascent: 866m
The 50km Ultra Marathon Trail Race is graded 'Very Hard'. This ultra marathon distance race is not for the faint hearted. The course is extremely well marked with RED FLAG’s and A5 ‘KMF’ Pink/Blue Arrow’s marking ‘major’ directional changes.
The Ultra 50k is a classic in the making, this fantastic course takes in some of the best trails and views that the Watendlath, Borrowdale, Butteremere and Newlands valleys have to offer. You don’t need to be an elite runner to complete the course, but make sure you have done the training required, as it can be a tough day out! The course is a mixture of wide open trails, single track (fast & technical), big long ascents & fast technical descents, open valley running and very remote trails around the back of the Buttermere, Crummock Water and Newlands Valley’s. It takes in remote locations that you will not have run in before. Expect to be blown away by the views of the 4 valleys we take you through & overwhelmed by the quality of running you will be immersed in. This race is not only tough, but is also one of the most scenic races of its type in the Lake District, taking mountains and lowlands in its stride offering you one of the best trail running experience in the country.
Distance: 51km Ascent: 1995m
What a fantastic weekend of trail running, trail racing and records being smashed to pieces!
Mountain Run have been guiding Bob Graham Rounds since 2016. Silva have come on board with our BGR guiding service and supplied us with 3 x Trail Speed 3XT's, with a combined output of 2400 lumens! Silva and Mountain Run are literally lighting up the fells!