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If you’re looking for a serious challenge, this is it. Inspired by the great sky races of Europe, Lakes Sky Ultra™ is the most technically demanding course-marked race the Lake District has ever seen. Entries are vetted to ensure that only the most experienced runners will tackle this ultra-distance route, taking in some of the airiest ridges and most gravity-defying scrambles the Lake District can offer.
Classified by Skyrunning UK as a "Sky Extra" race, Lakes Sky Ultra is officially one of the most extreme events in the UK calendar for 2018.
“An epic, brilliant, bonkers race!” Ellie H, 2017
56km of Lake District paths, trails and tussocks with 4,500m ascent will test your endurance to the limit - but stamina alone won’t get you to the finish line.
You’ll need a good head for heights and nerves of steel: you’re going to traverse three of the most iconic ridgelines in the Lake District: Swirral Edge, the knife-edge of Striding Edge and the very alpine Pinnacle Ridge. We’re talking Grade 3 scrambling, and previous experience is a must.
We packed all the best central and eastern-Lake District mountain running trails we know into this course: you’ll go up and over Dove Crag, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Dollywagon, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, High Street, Thornthwaite Crag, Stoney Cove Pike and St Raven’s Edge. It’s an epic day out.
And just as you’re nearing the home strait, there’s a final sting in the tail: our King of the
Mountains Up- and Downhill Super Stages will be battled out on Red Screes, the last hill of
the day. It’s a race within a race, and the prizes will go to the runners who can dig the
deepest in the final flight to the finish.
Enter now on SI Entries. Included in your entry fee:
Optional extras are available via SI Entries: