144 Runs in Cumbria

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The UK's Number 1 Mountain Festival! Sport, Speakers, Live Music, Activities, Good Times. A full multi-sport and entertainment festival with exciting new changes for 2024!
  • Fri 17 - Sun 19 May
  • £30
Keswick, Cumbria, UK

Keswick Mountain Festival

The UK's Number 1 Mountain Festival! Sport, Speakers, Live Music, Activities, Good Times. A full multi-sport and entertainment festival with exciting new changes for 2024!

  • 5K run
  • 10K run
  • Half marathon
  • 50K ultra run
  • Fell run
  • + 12 more races
Walk, jog or run on a fully supported challenge from 100km to 10km amongst the finest scenery in England. From towering fells to glimmering lakes, the landscape is sure to delight all participants.
  • Sat 8 - Sun 9 Jun
  • £89-£198
Kendal, Cumbria, UK

Lake District Challenge

Walk, jog or run on a fully supported challenge from 100km to 10km amongst the finest scenery in England. From towering fells to glimmering lakes, the landscape is sure to delight all participants.

  • Trail run
  • 50K ultra run 2
  • 100K ultra run 2
We put you on a bus... We blindfold you... We take you to an unknown location... You have no tech, no map, no watch, no idea where you are... Will you make it back to HQ or be lost for ever?
  • Sun 9 Jun
  • £42.40
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK

The Drop | Carlisle

We put you on a bus... We blindfold you... We take you to an unknown location... You have no tech, no map, no watch, no idea where you are... Will you make it back to HQ or be lost for ever?

  • 10 miler
  • Multi-terrain run
Possibly the flattest marathon in the country. All distances are fast, officially measured, PB courses on quiet country roads through pretty local villages.
  • Sun 30 Jun
  • £19.47-£44.74
Wigton, Cumbria, UK

Sport in Action Festival of Running

Possibly the flattest marathon in the country. All distances are fast, officially measured, PB courses on quiet country roads through pretty local villages.

  • Marathon
  • Half marathon
  • 10K run
We put you on a bus... We blindfold you... We take you to an unknown location... You have no tech, no map, no watch, no idea where you are... Will you make it back to HQ or be lost for ever?
  • Sat 7 Dec
  • £37.10-£47.70
Kendal, Cumbria, UK

The Drop | Kendal

We put you on a bus... We blindfold you... We take you to an unknown location... You have no tech, no map, no watch, no idea where you are... Will you make it back to HQ or be lost for ever?

  • 10 miler
  • Multi-terrain run
Run or hike the UK's most iconic ultramarathon and conquer 70 miles in 26 hours over a fully waymarked journey through Hadrian's Wall country. Ideal first ultra.
  • Sat 15 Jun
  • £190-£210
  • Entries closed
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK

Rat Race | The Wall

Run or hike the UK's most iconic ultramarathon and conquer 70 miles in 26 hours over a fully waymarked journey through Hadrian's Wall country. Ideal first ultra.

  • Entries closed
  • 70 miles trail running + 3460 ft ascent
  • Sat 9 Mar
  • £18-£22
Sedbergh, Cumbria, UK

Dentdale Run

A beautifully scenic road race in the heart of the Dales

  • 10K run
  • Half marathon
  • Sun 17 Mar
  • £25-£36
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK

Run Carlisle Half Marathon and 10K

This well established, unique innovative running event starts and finishes at Brunton Park Football Stadium, the home of Carlisle United.

  • 10K run
  • Half marathon
  • Sat 23 Mar
  • £20
Penrith, Cumbria, UK

Daffodil Run and Walk

Open to walkers and runners of all speeds and established in 2016 to support the pubs and shops following the loss of Pooley Bridge in the 2015 Cumbria floods,

  • Trail run
  • Short walk
  • Sat 23 Mar
  • £22-£26
Ambleside, Cumbria, UK

Grasmere Trail Runs

Wild Deer Events extremely popular, Annual trip to the Lake District will be in 2024 for the Grasmere 10K.

  • 5K run
  • 10K run
  • Sun 7 Apr
  • £17
Keswick, Cumbria, UK

Lakeland Paws Whinlatter Tails: Seat How

If you are looking for a standard flat canicross course … this is not it!

  • CaniCross 2
  • Sat 13 Apr
  • FREE-£23.20
Ambleside, Cumbria, UK

Lakeland Trails in Hawkshead

Far reaching views of the Lake District fells, rolling Beatrix Potter countryside and a challenging mile-long climb up an ancient 'Coffin Trail' -

  • Fun run
  • 10K run
  • Trail run 2
  • Sat 20 Apr
  • £33-£80
Keswick, Cumbria, UK

TEC Lake District

A stunning run around the famous and beautiful Lake District.

  • Trail run
  • Half marathon
  • Marathon
  • Ultra run
  • Sun 28 Apr
  • £32-£39
Sedbergh, Cumbria, UK

Howgills Trail

The Montane Trail 13 & 26 Howgills is one of our most popular routes. Choose the half marathon or the full marathon distance.

  • Half marathon
  • Marathon
  • Sat 4 May
  • £10-£35
Kendal, Cumbria, UK

Lakeland Trails in Staveley

Are you ready for the Sting in the Trail?

  • 5K run
  • 10K run
  • Half marathon 2
  • Trail run 2
  • Sun 5 May
  • FREE-£33
Brampton, Cumbria, UK

RAF Spadeadam Half Marathon and 10 Mile Bergen Challenge

Trail Outlaws are delighted to be co-hosting the RAF Spadeadam Half Marathon and 10 mile Bergen Challenge.

  • 10 miler
  • Half marathon
  • Sat 11 May
  • £17
Keswick, Cumbria, UK

Lakeland Paws Dogs @ Dodd

This season Green Space Events have planned 3 events at Dodd Wood.

  • CaniCross 2
  • Sun 12 May
  • £17
Keswick, Cumbria, UK

Lakeland Paws Whinlatter Tails: Seat How

If you are looking for a standard flat canicross course … this is not it!

  • CaniCross 2
  • Sun 26 May
  • £26-£28
Keswick, Cumbria, UK

Whinlatter Forest

The Challenging Whinlatter Forest is the venue for this Trail Half Marathon & 10k in 2024.

  • 10K run
  • Half marathon
  • Sat 1 - Sun 2 Jun
  • £15-£55
Ambleside, Cumbria, UK

Grasmere Gallop

2024 – Grasmere Gallop has teamed up with the OMM Festival for an epic outdoor weekend.

  • Fun run
  • 10K run
  • Challenge walk
  • Trail run
  • Marathon
  • Sat 8 - Sun 9 Jun
  • £25-£40
Brampton, Cumbria, UK

Gelt Gladiator

Cumbria's Largest Mass Participation Sporting Event!

  • Obstacle race 2
  • 10K run
  • 10 miler
  • Sat 8 Jun
  • £32-£69
Penrith, Cumbria, UK

Montane Trail Ultra, 20 & 10 Ullswater Way

The Montane Trail Ultra, 20 & 10 Ullswater Way starts and finishes at Jenkins Field in Glenridding.

  • 10 miler
  • Trail run
  • Ultra run
  • Sat 8 Jun
  • £15-£29
Coniston, Cumbria, UK

Lakeland Trails in Coniston

From the shores of Coniston Water into the shadows of the Old Man passing through the historic workings of the Coppermines Valley.

  • 10K run
  • Trail run 2
  • Sun 9 Jun
  • £15-£45
Coniston, Cumbria, UK

Marathon, 1/2 and Mini-10K in Coniston

Incredible views on the most scenic trail marathon in the country

  • 10K run
  • Half marathon 2
  • Marathon 2
  • Sat 15 Jun
  • £43-£55
Keswick, Cumbria, UK

The Whopper Looped Trail Races

In simple terms run as many of the 4.2 mile loops as you can within your chosen time limit.

  • Trail run 2
  • Sat 13 Jul
  • £15-£35
Ambleside, Cumbria, UK

Lakeland Trails Ultra

Are you ready for your ultimate (but totally achievable) challenge? Then why not see just what you can do on one of the stunning ultra marathon courses?

  • Trail run 2
  • Sat 7 Sep
  • £10-£24.65
Keswick, Cumbria, UK

Lakeland Trails in Keswick

With the fells resplendent in purple hues of heather, Lakeland Trails in Keswick is the perfect way to start the Autumn Series.

  • 5K run
  • 10K run
  • Trail run 2
  • Sat 7 Sep
  • £12.50-£42.50
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK

Inflatable 5K - Carlisle

Get ready to bounce your way through The World's BIGGEST and most EPIC Inflatable 5K Obstacle Course!

  • Fun run
  • 5K run
  • 10K run
  • Obstacle race
  • Sat 14 Sep
  • £35-£75
Ambleside, Cumbria, UK

The Maverick Lakes Osprey Ultra

Maverick Race heads north for our 3rd year, to bring you a trail running adventure in the stunning Lake District.

  • Trail run 3
  • Ultra run
  • Sat 28 Sep
  • £10-£24.65
Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, UK

Lakeland Trails in Cartmel

The gently rolling trails around Cartmel offer lovely views over Morecambe Bay and the harder your run, the more Sticky Toffee Pudding you can eat afterwards.

  • 5K run
  • 10K run
  • Trail run 2
  • Sun 6 Oct
  • £8-£36
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK

The 40th Great Cumbrian Run

The 40th Great Cumbrian Run has been Cumbria's leading half marathon since 1982! See you on the start line for this very special anniversary edition. It's going to be a great day.

  • Fun run 2
  • Half marathon
  • Sat 19 Oct
  • FREE-£24.65
Penrith, Cumbria, UK

Lakeland Trails at Helvellyn

Breathtaking scenery along trails through ancient woodlands and surrounded by some of the highest and most dramatic fells in the Lake District National Park.

  • Trail run 2
  • Fun run
  • 5K run
  • 10K run
  • Sun 20 Oct
  • FREE-£24.65
Penrith, Cumbria, UK

Lakeland Trails at Ullswater

Stunning trail running on the eastern shores of Ullswater

  • Fun run
  • 10K run
  • Trail run 2
  • Sun 17 Mar
  • £28-£32
Cockermouth, Cumbria, UK

Buttermere Trail Run

A stunning trail race based in the beautiful Buttermere Valley.

  • 20 km trail running
  • Wed 20 Mar
  • £10-£12.50
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK

Watchtree 5K Run

This event is once again kindly sponsored by David Allen Financial Services for 2024!

  • 5 km trail running
  • Sat 23 Mar
  • £31
Coniston, Cumbria, UK

Coniston 14

The Coniston 14 is probably the most beautiful road race in Britain.

  • 13.1 miles road running
  • Sat 30 Mar
  • £12
Keswick, Cumbria, UK

Coledale Horseshoe

This years race is once again sponsored by Pete Bland Sports.

  • 13.7 km fell running
  • Sat 6 - Wed 10 Apr
  • £699-£799
Saint Bees, Cumbria, UK

SILVA Northern Traverse

A 300km ultra following Wainwright’s coast to coast route from St Bees to Robin Hood’s Bay

  • 300 km multi terrain running
  • Sat 6 - Sun 7 Apr
  • £150-£170
Saint Bees, Cumbria, UK

SILVA Lakes Traverse

A 100km ultra following Wainwright’s coast to coast route from St Bees to Shap

  • 100 km multi terrain running
  • Sun 7 Apr
  • £21-£25
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK

3 Village 10

The venue is very easy to get to and is just off the M6 & A69

  • 10 miles road running
  • Sun 7 Apr
  • £15-£19
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK

3 Village 5

The venue is very easy to get to and is just off the M6 & A69

  • 5 miles road running
  • Sat 20 Apr
  • £50
Penrith, Cumbria, UK

Lakes Mountain 40

Forty fell miles with around ten thousand feet of ascent and descent.

  • 40 miles fell running
  • Sat 27 Apr
  • £45
Keswick, Cumbria, UK

Derwentwater Dawdle

The Derwentwater Dawdle is named as a 'Dawdle' is the fastest most will manage on it. But be aware. It is not a Doddle.

  • 23 miles trail running
  • Sat 4 - Mon 6 May
  • £250-£300
Coniston, Cumbria, UK

SCARPA Great Lakeland 3Day

Since 1998, the SCARPA Great Lakeland 3Day™ has offered a 3-day challenge quite unlike any other.

  • 3 days fell running
  • Wed 8 May
  • £18-£22
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK

Carlisle City Urban Trail Run

This is a Fully Chip timed event

  • 10 km trail running
  • Sat 11 May
  • £95
Kendal, Cumbria, UK

Kendal to Preston Ultra 50

Welcome to the all new, awe-inspiring Kendal to Preston Ultra 50

  • 50 miles trail running
  • Sat 18 May
  • £50
Ambleside, Cumbria, UK

ASICS Windermere Marathon

Often described as the friendliest and most beautiful UK marathon.

  • 26.2 miles road running
  • Fri 31 May
  • £20
Ambleside, Cumbria, UK

Stickle Grind 650

A serious struggle of will and lung capacity.

  • 2.4 km trail running
  • Sat 1 Jun
  • £110-£130
Ambleside, Cumbria, UK

Rab Scafell Sky Race

The Scafell Sky Race is a classic Lake District route that will test the speed and endurance of experienced and aspiring mountain runners.

  • 40 km trail running
  • Sat 1 Jun
  • £30
Ambleside, Cumbria, UK

Great Langdale 10K

A beautiful, semi-technical 10km route in Great Langdale, based out of the National Trusts Stickle Barn, part of the Rab Scafell Sky Race Weekend

  • 10 km trail running
  • Sun 2 Jun
  • £30-£32
Wigton, Cumbria, UK

Run Cumbria Solway Marathon

The Solway Marathon is a flat and fast route on the scenic rural roads of North West Cumbria.

  • 26.2 miles road running
  • Sun 2 Jun
  • £28-£30
Wigton, Cumbria, UK

Run Cumbria Solway Half Marathon

The Solway Half Marathon is a flat and fast route on the scenic rural roads of North West Cumbria.

  • 13.1 miles road running
  • Wed 5 Jun
  • £10-£17
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK

Castle 5K Series - Race 1

The first of a 4 race summer evening series.

  • 5 km road running
  • Wed 5 Jun
  • £6
Penrith, Cumbria, UK

Blencathra Fell Race

FRA Category ‘AM’ race with a distance of 13K and 825m of ascent.

  • 13 km fell running
  • Sat 8 Jun
  • £16.50-£18.50
Cleator, Cumbria, UK

Ennerdale Horseshoe Fell Race

Race Class: AL 36.8km/22.9m, ascent 2290m/7513ft

  • 36.8 km fell running
  • Sat 29 Jun
  • £60
Alston, Cumbria, UK

Pennine 39

Having run for around 10 years, the consensus is that the route is in fact only 37 miles, but we like the name so it's staying as Pennine 39.

  • 37 miles trail running
  • Sat 29 Jun
  • £55
Ambleside, Cumbria, UK

Lakeland Five Passes Ultra

The Lakeland Five Passes Ultra is 32miles and includes 10,000 feet of vertical elevation with no rest as it ascends peak after peak & pass after pass.

  • 32 miles multi terrain running
  • Thu 4 - Sun 7 Jul
  • £395-£495
Windermere, Cumbria, UK

Destiny 200

Do you have what it takes to complete an epic 200 mile journey around the most stunning and brutal Dales?

  • 200 miles trail running + 25000 ft ascent
  • Thu 4 - Fri 5 Jul
  • £125-£150
Windermere, Cumbria, UK

Dales Way Ultramarathon

Setting off from the shores of Windermere in the Lake District, this ultramarathon takes place on arguably the most beautiful trail in the country, the iconic Dales Way.

  • 82 miles trail running + 7500 ft ascent
  • Wed 10 Jul
  • £10-£17
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK

Castle 5K Series - Race 2

The second event in the 4-race Castle 5K series.

  • 5 km road running
  • Sat 13 Jul
  • £15-£18
Wasdale, Cumbria, UK

Wasdale Horseshoe Fell Race

Race Class: AL 34km/21.1m, ascent 2750m/9022ft.

  • 34 km fell running
  • Fri 19 Jul
  • £25
Penrith, Cumbria, UK

Swirral Grind 850

The Swirral Grind is an uphill only race.

  • 6 km fell running
  • Sat 20 Jul
  • £110-£130
Penrith, Cumbria, UK

Rab Helvellyn Sky Ultra

If you’re looking for a serious challenge, then this is it.

  • 57 km trail running
  • Sat 20 Jul
  • £70-£90
Penrith, Cumbria, UK

St Sunday Mountain Race

The St Sunday Mountain Race™ is a stepping stone to harder and longer Sky Races.

  • 29 km fell running
  • Sun 21 Jul
  • £95-£115
Penrith, Cumbria, UK

Rab Pinnacle Ridge Extreme

If you're looking for some real excitement, some really technical ground and some really technical hands on rock experience during a race then look no further,

  • 28 km trail running
  • Sun 21 Jul
  • £30
Penrith, Cumbria, UK

Place Fell 15K

A semi technical 15k trail race around the base of Place Fell on the shores of Ullswater.

  • 15 km trail running
  • Sat 10 Aug
  • £80-£140
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK

Grand Tour of Skiddaw

The Grand Tour of Skiddaw is an approximately 46 mile ultra trail race taking in the beautiful Northern Lake District with a climb up the mighty Skiddaw...

  • 46 miles trail running
  • Wed 14 Aug
  • £10-£17
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK

Castle 5K Series - Race 3

The third event in the 4-race Castle 5K series.

  • 5 km road running
  • Wed 11 Sep
  • £10-£17
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK

Castle 5K Series - Race 4

The final event in the 4-race Castle 5K series.

  • 5 km road running
  • Sat 14 Sep
  • £10-£16
Wasdale, Cumbria, UK

Scafell Pike Fell Race

Climb of 914m (2999ft), 7.2km / 4.5m

  • 7.2 km fell running
  • Sun 22 Sep
  • £18-£22
Carlisle, Cumbria, UK

Sport in Action 10K

This is an officially measured and certified accurate course by the Association of UK Course Measurers.

  • 10 km road running
  • Sat 5 Oct
  • £45
Borrowdale, Cumbria, UK

Lakeland Four Passes

Four Passes is an absolutely classic 19(ish) mile route, with 5300ft of ascent taking in four of the Lake Districts most scenic valleys and their adjoining passes.

  • 19 miles trail running
  • Sat 12 Oct
  • £130-£150
Caldbeck, Cumbria, UK

Lakes in a Day

50 mile ultra run from Caldbeck to Cartmel through the stunning and mountainous Lake District National Park.

  • 50 km fell running
  • Sat 19 Oct
  • £45
Ambleside, Cumbria, UK

Langdale Marathon

A beautiful, challenging marathon course set in England’s most spectacular mountain scenery.

  • 26.2 miles road running
  • Sat 19 Oct
  • £35
Ambleside, Cumbria, UK

Langdale Half Marathon

A beautiful half marathon in the heart of the Lake District.

  • 13.1 miles road running

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