Bookable Extras

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Bookable extras are designed to make the planning for your challenge as easy as possible -providing options for your joining & leaving arrangements, and are summarised below. Scroll down for details & prices on each category, then click ‘BOOK NOW’ once you’re ready to make an online booking

optional services

KENDAL – MAIN START VENUE –  CAMPING – Friday night before your challenge generally suits Full 100 km, 1st Half and 1st Quarter Challengers.

Start venue is also the main finish – Saturday night is bookable for ‘fast finishers’ (runners / joggers).

LAKESIDE – HALF WAY VENUE YMCA ACCOMMODATION – Saturday night primarily for the ‘2 Day Full 100 km’ option for overnight sleep / recovery – AND also works for 1st half finishers (post challenge) & for the early Sunday morning 2nd half starters (pre challenge).  Onsite YMCA option has a mixture of room types – BOOK EARLY to avoid disappointment!

All-Inclusive camping package or PITCH only option (inc campervan) is available at Kendal (basecamp) ONLY.

THERE IS NO CAMPING AVAILABLE AT THE LAKESIDE HALF WAY VENUE.

Parking for your vehicle is available at :

  • The Major Start / Finish Venues. This combined with the ‘before & after’ bus transfer options will enable you to join & leave the event ‘sensibly’.
  • Supporter Parking Pass – so friends / family can park at some ‘key’ venues along the route. 

Shuttle busses to help with your logistics:

  • Transfer to the main Kendal start venue from the local train station. 
  • Transfer from a finish venue back to the start so your car is with you ‘after’ you finish your challenge (ie – You park your car at your finish).

After your challenge:

  • Transfers from your finish to a local train station.
  • Transfers back to your start venue (where you may have initially parked your car).

Friday Night Dinner – available to book for anyone staying at Kendal (basecamp) on Friday night.

Saturday Morning Breakfast – available to participants beginning their challenge on Saturday morning at Kendal (basecamp). Breakfast the following morning is included in the camping package.

NO NEED TO PRE BOOK – AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE DAY AT YOUR START (Pay cash or Card)

  • Have an overnight type bag transferred from your start to your finish (or store in Kendal if on the Full Challenge)
  • Full 100 km Challengers – have your bag (or camping gear) transferred to the 50 km Half Way and then on to the finish.

Parking

Parking is available at the main venues. If you’re not doing the full Challenge (100 km) – check that our optional Shuttle Services also works for you.

All weekend at Kendal (basecamp)

Friday 4pm – 10pm & Saturday 6am – Sunday 10pm

Ideal for challengers starting/finishing at Kendal (basecamp).

Saturday for the day at Ambleside

Saturday 8am – 8pm

Ideal for 1st Quarter Challengers.

All weekend at Lakeside

Saturday 5am – Sunday 10pm

Ideal for challengers starting/finishing at Lakeside.

Supporters can book a pass for parking at Kendal (basecamp) (0km), Ambleside (28km) & Lakeside (49km).

Camping - Friday & Saturday night

kendal (basecamp)

At the 0/100 km  ‘start/finish’  in Kendal (basecamp) on Friday &/or Saturday.

Inclusive Packages – with pre pitched tent & roll mat – (you bring a sleeping bag & other equipment). Parking & breakfast the following morning is included in your package.

Pitch Only Option – bring your own tent or campervan (+ all equipment). Parking & breakfast the following morning is included in your Pitch/Campervan booking.

You will be able to add on extra campers to your Pitch ONLY/Campervan option under the same booking. Make sure you look for the Extra Campers’ option under the relevant location where you want to camp on the booking form.

Hot showers, rest area, changing rooms, & hot drinks included. Use our optional Baggage Service to move your kit from the start.

Ideal for all Challengers starting and finishing in Kendal (basecamp).

Friday night – suitable for anyone starting in Kendal. NOTE – if you want dinner on Friday evening (served between 6-9pm- this must also be booked as a separate ‘extra’.

Saturday night – for Full Continuous runners / joggers (likely to finish Sat eve). Do not book Saturday if you are a 2 Day 100km Challenger.

Spacious 2-man tent & roll mat – all set up and ready for you. You need to bring sleeping bag & other equipment – and includes parking & breakfast for the following morning.  

Roomy 3-man tent & roll mats all set up and ready for you – plenty of space for 2 people and bags – and includes parking & breakfast for the following morning.  

Reserve a space for your tent or campervan. You’ll have access to hot showers, toilets & other facilities – and includes parking & breakfast for the following morning.  

Reserve a spot on an already booked Pitch/Campervan on our campsite. (Please ensure when booking for extra campers you have already purchased a Pitch/Campervan space).

Make sure you look for the Extra Campers’ option under the relevant location where you want to camp on the booking form.

Please select how many additional people per Pitch/Campervan (max 3 people additionally per pitch – 4 in total under the same booking).

You will have access to hot showers, toilets & other facilities – and includes breakfast the following morning.  

YMCA Accommodation - SATURDAY NIGHT

YMCA CAMP (LAKESIDE) - There is no camping available at Lakeside

YMCA South Camp rooms available at our Lakeside ‘half way’ for Saturday night – with dorms or private room options. Towels and linen are provided.

Saturday night – suitable for 2 Day 100km (half way) OR 1st Half challengers (post finish) & 2nd Half challengers (pre start).

Shared female dorm rooms sleeps up to 6 people. Access to shared bathroom facilities, and breakfast Sunday morning.

Shared male dorm rooms sleeps up to 6 people. Access to shared bathroom facilities, and breakfast Sunday morning.

Shared mixed dorm rooms sleep up to 6 people, book x2 beds. Ideal for couples/ friends. Access to shared bathroom facilities, and breakfast Sunday morning per person.

Private twin rooms will have access to own bathroom facilities, and breakfast Sunday morning per person.

Private dorm rooms are ideal for groups, and have 6 single beds. Access to own bathroom facilities, and breakfast Sunday morning per person.

Camping - Saturday night

lakeside

At the ~ 50 km  ‘half way’ rest stop in Lakeside  on Saturday 11th.

Pitch Only Option – bring your own tent or campervan (+ all equipment) & breakfast the following morning.

Hot showers, rest area, changing rooms, & hot drinks included. Use our optional Baggage Service to move your kit from the start.

Ideal for 2 Day 100km (half way) OR 1st Half challengers (post finish) & 2nd Half challengers (pre start).

Reserve a space for your tent or campervan. You’ll have access to hot showers, toilets & other facilities – and includes breakfast the following morning.  

Reserve a space in our campsite for 2 people, sharing one tent/camper van. You will have access to hot showers, toilets & other facilities – and includes breakfast the following morning.

Pre Challenge transfers

We’ve a range of shuttle services to take you to your start line, before your challenge. Kendal Station is the closest rail link to the Kendal Rugby Club basecamp (it’s on the main line from Central Manchester)

Ideal for anyone starting in Kendal.

Our transfer service will take you from Kendal train station to the start line at Kendal (basecamp), operating a regular service running during the below times:

  • Friday 4pm – 8pm
  • Saturday 6am – 9am

Ideal for 1st Quarter Challengers.

Park your car at the finish in Ambleside & get a shuttle to your start line in Kendal (basecamp). This service will run:

  • Only once on Saturday at 7am

Ideal for 1st Half Challengers.

Park your car at the finish in Lakeside & get a shuttle to your start line in Kendal (basecamp). This service will run:

  • Only once on Saturday at 6.30am

Ideal for 2nd Half Challengers.

Park your car at the finish in Kendal & get a shuttle to your start line in Lakeside. This service will run:

  • Only once on Sunday at 5am (remember – it’s an early start!)

Post Challenge transfers

We’ve a range of shuttle services to take you where you need to go after your challenge.

Ideal for anyone finishing at Kendal basecamp

To Kendal Station – operating a regular service running during the times below, (although there may be a wait at quiet times (max 45 mins) at quiet times):

  • Saturday – 5pm – last train
  • Sunday – 6am – 10pm

Ideal for 1st Quarter Challengers

From the finish line in Ambleside back to the start in Kendal (basecamp).

  • Saturday – 11am – 7pm

Ideal for 1st Half Challengers.

From the finish line in Lakeside back to the start in Kendal (basecamp) & Kendal Station

  • Saturday – 12pm (Midday) – last train
  • Sunday – 7am – those staying at the YMCA Accommodation heading back to Kendal basecamp or station.

Baggage Transfers

We’ve a range of services taking your bags forward for access during the challenge – for a change of clothes or shoes, extra layers for the night, or those snacks you can’t do without!

Please note the max weight limits – these are strict, and bags will be weighed. Quoted prices are per bag.

Baggage services will be paid in cash/card on the day – and you cannot pre book.

Ideal for all Full Challengers.

Store your bag safely at the start in Kendal (basecamp).

Ideal for Full Challenge walkers & joggers. 

We will take your bag (max weight 20kg) from the start, to the half way stop (where you have access to it), and then onwards to the finish in Kendal.

Ideal for all Half Challengers.

We will take your bag (max weight 20kg) from the start to your finish.

Ideal for all Quarter Challengers.

We will take your bag (max weight 20kg) from the start to your finish.

For all official Runners (ie  confirmed as a Runner on entry & dressed as such on the day) – our kit drop service will take a small (10kg max) bag forward for you to access:

  • Full Challenge runners – start > midway > finish
  • Half & Quarter Challenge runners – start > finish 

 

If you have a ‘heavy’ bag (or a 2nd bag) – this must be booked in and paid for via the other baggage service options. 

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