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Lake District Ultra Challenge 2024

Lake District Ultra Challenge 2024

08/06/2024 - 09/06/2024

Walk, Jog, or Run the Lake District Challenge and take on England’s finest countryside at your pace. Choose your distance – the full challenge Kendal loop, or a half challenge, quarter challenge, 10km or the new Lake District Marathon distance. Test yourself on a fantastic Ultra Challenge – suitable for all experience levels – and you’ll get the best support & hospitality all the way.

The challenge Base Camp is the picturesque market town of Kendal. From Kendal, it’s a full challenge anticlockwise loop taking in a couple of tough hills to Ambleside, a half way point by Lake Windermere, forests, and nature reserves – with some stunning views en route – before a huge welcome and celebration back at Base Camp after a momentous journey. Push yourself further in the stunning Lake District!

Your entry includes free food and drink at regular rest stops, plus support including medics, marshals and massage. As you cross the finish line, you’ll get a glass of fizz, t-shirt, and a medal to commemorate your achievement.


List of events

There’s something for everyone in the Lake District this weekend! You can find the full list of events on the Lake District Challenge website, but we’ve summarised them here for an overview:

The Ambleside 10 ~10km.
A stunning 10 km loop from Ambleside.

1st 1/4 Challenge ~29km.
Kendal to Ambleside.

Lakes Marathon ~42km.
New for 2024. The first 1/4 route and a 13 km extension around the Ambleside area – with fabulous views.

1st 1/2 Challenge ~50km.
A scenic & tough ‘half’ Challenge – the best of the Lakes.

2nd 1/2 Challenge ~50km.
A tough 2nd half covering unique Lake District scenery.

Full 2 Day ‘Daylight’ ~100km.
100 km over 2 days, with optional YMCA accommodation or camping packages at half way (by Lake Windemere) to rest!

Full Continuous ~100km.
100 km, at your own pace, through the day & night if you’re walking.


How to sign up:

Choose your distance from the selection above, and apply for a Scottish Mountain Rescue charity place on the Lake District Ultra Challenge website here. We have three pricing options available for each event; giving you the choice of how much you would like to fundraise.

Once your application has been received, we will be in touch to process your registration fee and provide you with a Scottish Mountain Rescue T-shirt and fundraising support.

If you’ve got any questions, or need any help with registering for this event, please contact us at, or call 07846 653000.