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Explore the Lake District

Perhaps the UK's most famous and popular national park, the Lake District is a haven for anyone wanting to get active in the outdoors. Its rugged mountains and steep fells are tailor-made for running, hiking and mountain biking, while its eponymous glacial lakes attract swimmers, kayakers and paddle-boarders. From mass-participation events like the Keswick Mountain Festival to more niche occurrences like attempts at the Bob Graham Round, the Lakes are certain to have something that catches your eye.

Events in the Lake District

Explore the full range of outdoor events in this dramatic landscape.

An incredible dawn-to-dusk triple challenge off-road through the Lake District for teams of 2 or 4 to bike, hike and paddle in a race against the setting sun.
  • Sat 13 Jul
  • £49.50-£99
Coniston, Cumbria, UK

Race the Sun | Lake District Coniston Off-Road

An incredible dawn-to-dusk triple challenge off-road through the Lake District for teams of 2 or 4 to bike, hike and paddle in a race against the setting sun.

  • 28 miles mountain biking
  • 2.5 miles hiking + 803 m ascent
  • 2 miles kayaking
Head to the Lake District and take on the challenge of conquering England's highest mountain with a group of cat lovers to raise vital funds to help cats and kittens in the UK.
  • Sat 13 Jul
  • £25-£55
Seascale, Cumbria, UK

Scafell Pike Trek

Head to the Lake District and take on the challenge of conquering England's highest mountain with a group of cat lovers to raise vital funds to help cats and kittens in the UK.

  • 1 day hiking + 964 m ascent
A renowned, challenging and unique event where the toughness of the course is only matched by the stunning scenery of the Lake District National Park. Not just another race but highly demanding.
  • Sun 1 Sep
  • £75-£111
Penrith, Cumbria, UK

Helvellyn Triathlon

A renowned, challenging and unique event where the toughness of the course is only matched by the stunning scenery of the Lake District National Park. Not just another race but highly demanding.

  • Olympic triathlon
  • Standard aquabike
Taking THE ROC into the Lake District, this is an opportunity to test your resolve and focus in one of the most inspiring locations in Europe. Face up to the mountain.
  • Sat 7 Sep
  • £230-£235
Ulverston, Cumbria, UK

THE ROC ENGLAND

Taking THE ROC into the Lake District, this is an opportunity to test your resolve and focus in one of the most inspiring locations in Europe. Face up to the mountain.

  • 1.5 km lake swimming
  • 92 km road cycling
  • 18.5 km multi terrain running
An incredible dawn-to-dusk triple challenge through the Lake District for teams of 2 or 4 to road bike, hike and paddle in a race against the setting sun.
  • Sat 7 Sep
  • £49.50-£99
Keswick, Cumbria, UK

Race the Sun | Lake District Keswick

An incredible dawn-to-dusk triple challenge through the Lake District for teams of 2 or 4 to road bike, hike and paddle in a race against the setting sun.

  • 40 miles road cycling
  • 10.5 miles hiking
  • 2 miles kayaking
An incredible dawn-to-dusk triple challenge off-road through the Lake District for teams of 2 or 4 to bike, hike and paddle in a race against the setting sun.
  • Sun 8 Sep
  • £49.50-£99
Keswick, Cumbria, UK

Race the Sun | Lake District Keswick Off-Road

An incredible dawn-to-dusk triple challenge off-road through the Lake District for teams of 2 or 4 to bike, hike and paddle in a race against the setting sun.

  • 0.5 day mountain biking
  • 10.5 miles hiking
  • 2 miles kayaking

Clubs in the Lake District

Join a running, cycling, swimming or triathlon club based in the Lakes.