Mountain Run Races

These races are planned and directed by Mountain Run

Alongside coaching and training people at Mountain Run, we are also involved in course planning & execution of races for mountain running, from scenic trails to out and out hardcore mountains orienteering.

For 2017 the list of races Mountain Run is planning is as follows (please click on the links to view the races):

KMF Trail Races - This is the 4th year Mountain Run have been involved with the Keswick Mountain Festival and we are very proud to be the course creator, planner & events director again. We have worked extremely hard to make sure these continue to be some of the best trail races in the Lake District and UK. 

The 5, 25 and 50km trail races all start from Crow Park, the 10km starts at Low Brandlehow on the western shores of Derwent Water and is accessed by the Keswick Launch Company on a beautiful scenic cruise across the lake. 

The 5 and 25km routes are held on Saturday 21st May, the 10 and 50km routes on Sunday 22nd May 2017

To view the details of each race, click on the relevant links below:

KMF 5km Trail Race - Easy

KMF 10km Trail Race - Moderate

KMF 25km Half MarathonTrail Race - Hard

KMF 50km Marathon Mountain Trail Race - Very Hard.

Enter the races HERE

The KMF Ultra 50km is an entry requirement/qualifier race for the Lakes Sky Ultra™ and Scafell Sky Race™

The Lakes Sky Ultra™ - This is the creation of Mountain Run Events, its our ultimate lakeland mountain trail race in the Central & Eastern Fells.

Designed as a sky ultra distance race, this exposed, elevated, technical & bold race takes in as many of the fast descents, soaring ridge lines & excellent trails this part of the Lakes has to offer. It involves classics such as Dove Crag, Hart Crag & Fairfield, Helvellyn, Swirral Edge, CatstyCam, Striding Edge, Pinnacle Ridge, High Street & more....

If you enjoy mixing up running with scrambling, aspire to the Lakeland Classic Rock Challenge or other such challenges, then the Lakes Sky Ultra is the perfect race for you.


  • Distance: 56km
  • Ascent:    4500m
  • Descent:  4500m
  • Price:       £90
  • Terrain:    Technical Scrambling and Running

We look forward to seeing you on the start line on the 14th July 2018 at 07:00 in Ambleside. 

This event is created, planned and directed by Mountain Run.

The Scafell Sky Race™ is our second offering for the Lakes Sky Ultra™ weekend and is the sister race to its BIG BROTHER.

Designed as a fully technical sky race in distance and flow, the Scafell Sky Race™ is open to all and will be an amazing finale to the LSU weekend. The race route takes in Green Gable, traverses round Great Gable, over Scafell Pike via the epic Corridor Route and then takes in Great End, Esk Pike and just misses Bowfell to traverse the ultra exposed 'Climber Traverse' and then takes a quick break at the Old Dungeon Ghyll pub, then the fun starts again with a quick ascent behind the pub to Stickle Tarn and single tracks from heaven wind you back into Ambleside via Silver Howe and Loughrigg fell. 

Look out for its little brother, the Uphill Race, coming soon... 


  • Distance: 35km
  • Ascent:    2700m
  • Descent:  2700m
  • Price:       £80
  • Terrain:    Technical Running on classic Lakeland single tracks (some very low grade scrambling) 

We look forward to seeing you on the start line on the 15th July 2018 at 09:00 in Ambleside. 

This event is created, planned and directed by Mountain Run.

Festival of the Fells Wansfell 10k Mountain Trail Race

The Wansfell Trail Race is at the request of the Festival of the Fells organisation. They are putting on an open 'festival' for Ambleside and we are putting on the 'Mountain Trail Race'. 

We are Mountain Run and so we find it hard not to approach a mountain course for any races we plan and execute. 

This 'Mountain Trail Race' is graded hard, with 600m of ascent and descent over 10k. Its a mixture of a little road, great woodland and park trails, but mostly on the 'fell'. 

You get: 

  • A professionally managed and planned event by Mountain Run Events
  • A fully way marked course
  • Friendly and experienced marshals
  • A professionally timed event by Results Base
  • Cake and Tea at the finish
  • Prizes for the Male and Female Open and Male and Female Vet's Catagiroes
  • A bottle of Cowmire Hall Cider for all finishers

Entries will be opening in the New Year on the 1st Feb 2018

Wansfell is a favourite training ground for us during the winter months, and of course we love it in the summer too! Its the perfect amount of up, down, undulation on the ridge, trails, fell and of course it has THE best downhill section in the Lakes... FACT! 

Don't miss out in this epic mountain trail race: Date TBC. 

Past events Mountain Run have been involved in and planned.

Mountain Run is proud to be involved in the planing of the Marmot Dark Mountains. We planned the first event in 2013 & and also the 2015 and 2016 races.

It takes takes the classic two-day mountain marathon format and gives it a new… darker twist. Rather than two days of running with an overnight camp in between, Marmot Dark Mountains™ packs everything into one winter’s night!

Its is based on the usual mountain marathon format with Elite, A, B, C, Long and Short Score classes for competitors to choose from.

The event kicks-off on the Saturday evening with the longest classes setting off first for dusk-to-dawn racing. The shorter classes will set off later in the evening with the aim of most competitors finishing within an hour or so of each other the following Sunday morning. This makes for an exciting finale as all the courses and most of the competitors converge on the finish as dawn breaks.

Marmot Dark Mountains™ is meant to be challenging but with the courses remaining open until 1100 on the Sunday there will be sufficient time for everyone to complete their course and share in the success.

Great Lakeland 3Day Challenge - Mountain Run were the course planners for the GL3D since 2012 until 2015. 

In that time we have planned some exceedingly good course and developed the race alongside Ourea Event to make it what it is for 2016. 

We wish the event well for the future. 

If your looking for a great event to help with Bob Graham Round training, then look no further than the GL3D

Berghaus Trail Chase - Mountain Run is extremely excited to have been involved in the course planning & events organising for this excellent weekend of trail running in the North Yorkshire Moors.

The Chase is on! Set in the stunning North York Moors National Park, Berghaus Trail Chase™ is an exciting new event that provides a weekend of trail running adventure with a beautiful overnight camp. Taking place on 16th-17th of August 2014 and offering three spectacular courses that are fully way-marked and marshalled, Berghaus Trail Chase™ is designed to cater for ambitious new competitors, intermediate and experienced trail runners alike.

This race no longer exists. 

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