Challenge Options

A Saturday morning start from our Kendal base-camp, and ahead lies some of England’s finest scenery. There’re 100 km of trails, high passes, Ambleside, the magnificent Lake Widermere, nature reserves, forests, and over 2,500 m of climb before returning back to Kendal – after an amazing challenge. There’s a 2 Day ‘Daylight’ 100 km option, with hostel accommodation at half way Lakeside, and with Half & Quarter distance options as well – + a new ‘Virtual Version’ – there’s a Lake District Challenge for everyone in 2022!

Full 100 km Continuous

Kendal to Kendal loop

11 - 12 June 2022

From our Kendal Base Camp (where you can camp Fri / Sat), it’s north up the Long Sleddle Valley, and over the testing Garburn Pass with stunning views, and on to Windermere and Ambleside. It’s around the west side of Lake Windernere to the ~50km half way point, and on to the steep climb of Hampsfell. Some flatter terrain in the Lyth Valley, before the final climb of Scout Scar with some of the best views of the Southern Lakes, and on to the very welcome finish line and celebration back at Kendal Base Camp.

100 km & 2500 m

  • Start: Kendal, Cumbria
  • Start times: 06:45 – 07:00 for runners, 07:00 – 09:00 for joggers & runners
  • Finish: Kendal, Cumbria
  • Finish times: Runners 9 – 16 hrs, joggers 16 – 20 hrs, walkers 20 – 36 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 28 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 49 km – hot meal
  • 75 km – brunch/ lunch
  • 100 km – cooked breakfast/ BBQ
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

There’s a full range optional parking & pre or post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make it easy to join & exit – and to provide flexible options for your own planning. These include:

  • Parking at Kendal, Ambleside & Lakeside
  • Shuttles from Kendal Station to the Start
  • Bus transfers from your finish back to Kendal station

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details

Kendal – 11 June 2022

  • Camp with us before your challenge
  • Fully inclusive & pitch only options available
  • Pre registration on Friday evening & dinner
  • Breakfast, parking, baggage storage, hot showers & more
  • Visit ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details 

4 available

Day 1 – 49 km & 1300 m

Day 2 – 51 km & 1200 m

Day 1 – 11 June 2022

  • Start: Kendal
  • Start times: 06:45 – 07:00 for runners, 07:00 – 09:00 for joggers & walkers
  • Finish: Lakeside, Windermere (49 km)
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs
  • Overnight: camp with us or book into the YHA (see Bookable Extras)

Day 2 – 12 June 2022

  • Start: Lakeside, Windermere
  • Start times: 06:00 – 06:30 for all
  • Finish: Kendal, Cumbria (51 km)
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 28 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 49 km – hot meal
  • 75 km – brunch/ lunch
  • 100 km – cooked breakfast/ BBQ
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

There’s a full range optional parking & pre or post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make it easy to join & exit – and to provide flexible options for your own planning. These include:

  • Parking at Kendal, Ambleside & Lakeside
  • Shuttles from Kendal Station to the Start
  • Bus transfers from your finish back to Kendal station

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details

Kendal – Friday 10 June

  • Camp with us before your challenge
  • Fully inclusive & pitch only options available
  • Pre registration on Friday evening & dinner
  • Breakfast, parking, baggage storage, hot showers & more

Windermere – Saturday 11 June

  • Camp overnight at our ‘Half Way’ basecamp
  • Book into the YHA – private & shared rooms available
  • Hot showers, refreshments, rest areas & more
  • Breakfast Sunday morning before setting off
  • Visit ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details 

4 available (2 for each day)

2 Day Daylight 100 km

Kendal - Windermere - Kendal

11 & 12 June 2022

The 2 Day Full 100km Challenge breaks down the 100km Kendal looped route into 2 halves – of 49km on Day 1 and then 51km on Day 2 (Sun) – and you’ll get to experience this fantastic route, with its stunning views, in daylight. You’ll also have the opportunity to get some well earned rest & sleep overnight at our halfway camp with indoor accommodation at the YMCA. A great way to take on an epic challenge!

1st Half Challenge 49 km

Kendal to Lakeside, Windermere

11 June 2022

Starting from our Kendal Base Camp (where you can camp Fri / Sat), it’s north up the Long Sleddle Valley, and over the testing Garburn Pass with stunning views, and on to Windermere and Ambleside. It’s around the west side of Lake Windernere to the ~50km finish line and a big welcome (where you can camp / utilise the YMCA accomodation / transfer back to Kendal).

49 km & 1300 m

  • Start: Kendal, Cumbria 
  • Start times: 06:45 – 07:00 for runners, 07:00 – 09:00 for joggers & runners
  • Finish: Lakeside, Windermere
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 28 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 49 km – hot meal
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

There’s a full range optional parking & pre or post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make it easy to join & exit – and to provide flexible options for your own planning. These include:

  • Parking at Kendal, Ambleside & Lakeside
  • Shuttles from Lakeside to the Start
  • Bus transfers from your finish back to Kendal (basecamp) or Kendal station

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details

Kendal – Friday 10 June

  • Camp with us before your challenge
  • Fully inclusive & pitch only options available
  • Pre registration on Friday evening & dinner
  • Breakfast, parking, baggage storage, hot showers & more
  • Visit ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details 

2 available

51 km & 1200 m

  • Start: Lakeside YMCA, Windermere
  • Start times: Sat 11 June join a Full Challenger from 17:00 or Sun 12 June 06:00 – 06:30
  • Finish: Kendal, Cumbria (51 km)
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 25 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 51 km – hot meal
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

There’s a full range optional parking & pre or post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make it easy to join & exit – and to provide flexible options for your own planning. These include:

  • Parking at Kendal, Ambleside & Lakeside
  • Shuttles from Kendal to the Start (Lakeside)
  • Bus transfers from your finish back to Lakeside or Kendal station

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details

2 available

2nd Half Challenge 51 km

Lakeside, Windermere to Kendal

12 June 2022

A great option if you want to join up with a 100km challenger friend (on Sat PM or Sun AM – or just to take on your own fantastic challenge on the Sunday. A start on the west side of Lake Windermere (where you can camp / YMCA on the Sat night) –  and then on to the steep climb of Hampsfell. Some flatter terrain in the Lyth Valley, before the final climb of Scout Scar with some of the best views of the Southern Lakes, and on to the very welcome finish line and celebration back at Kendal Base Camp.

1st Quarter Challenge 28 km

Kendal to Ambleside

11 June 2022

A fantastic ‘Quarter’ challenge – which sqeezes a lot into it! Starting from our Kendal Base Camp (where you can camp Fri / Sat), it’s north up the Long Sleddle Valley, and over the testing Garburn Pass with stunning 360 views towards Widermere, and then on to the charming town of Ambleside – on the shores of the Lake – and a welcome finish line.

28 km & 870 m

  • Start: Kendal, Cumbria
  • Start times: 06:45 – 07:00 for runners, 07:00 – 09:00 for joggers & runners
  • Finish: Ambleside, Windermere
  • Finish times: Runners 2 – 3 hrs, joggers 3 – 5 hrs, walkers 4 – 7 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 28 km – BBQ & fizzy drinks
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

There’s a full range optional parking & pre or post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make it easy to join & exit – and to provide flexible options for your own planning. These include:

  • Parking at Kendal, Ambleside & Lakeside
  • Shuttles from Kendal Station & Ambleside to the Start 
  • Bus transfers from your finish back to Kendal (basecamp)

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details

10 km & 330 metres

  • Start: Ambleside
  • Start window: 9:30 – 10:00 Runners will set off first, then joggers & walkers
  • Finish: Ambleside (10 km)
  • Parking – included at Ambleside venue
  • Finish times: Runners 40 minutes – 1 hr,  joggers 1 – 2 hrs, walkers 2 – 3 hrs

At your finish in Ambleside – toilets, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more.

  • Finish – discounted BBQ,  glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The Ambleside 10K

ambleside loop - 10 Km

11 June 2022

New 10 km looped route with a start & finish at Ambleside. The route explores a terrain along Rydal Water’s edge and includes stunning views of Grasmere Lake and Loughrigg Tarn as well. You’ll be rewarded with a medal, glass of fizz, & a discounted BBQ meal to celebrate your achievements. Saturday parking included at Ambleside. 

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