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40km with 3500m ascent | June 8th 2019 | Based in Great Langdale | Entries Open - 1st November 2018

“The Scafell Sky Race is the most technical race I've ever done ... even tougher than Tromso! Emelie Forsberg would love it!" Lucy Bartholomew, 2017.

40km of mountain terrain and 3500m ascent: Scafell Sky Race is played out on technical, single-track trails from start to finish. It’s a Lake District journey that will test the speed and endurance of experienced and aspiring mountain runners.

Scafell Sky Race was the UK National Team qualifying race for the Skyrunning World Championships 2018, based in Scotland at the Skyline Scotland events.


“No other race has ever made me whoop and grin so much ... beautifully technical and full of great little route-choice surprises” Lianna B, 2017

40km of technical singletrack and scree make this a classic skyrunning route to be reckoned with. The circular 'newly designed' route allows you to run from the iconic National Trust's Stickle Barn over Lakeland Fells and through Lakeland Valleys, whilst you summit England’s highest mountain on route and traverse some of the most challenging trails in the central Lake District.

With sections of scree and light scrambling thrown in, Scafell Sky Race is a serious test of nerve, skill and endurance. Entries are vetted for race & mountain experience and so to take on this challenge you should be confident moving solo across highly technical mountain terrain.

The fastest runners will cross the finish line in under five hours. Realistic cut-off times mean that our final finishers have up to eleven hours to make it back to race base, where you’ll be welcomed with a hearty finisher’s meal and your own bottle of limited edition Scafell Sky Race cider, produced locally by Cowmire Hall.

Scafell Sky Race was part of the Skyrunning UK series for 2018.

Entries coming soon via SI Entries. Included in your entry fee:

  • Fully marked course
  • Race Buff type Headwear
  • Race tattoo to keep tabs on your progress
  • One fully-supplied feed station and nine manned checkpoints [TBC]
  • Post-race meal (vegan for all to enjoy)
  • A finishers’ bottle of limited edition Scafell Sky Race Cider
  • GPS Tracker
  • Electronic timing & safety checkpoints from SI Entries
  • A professional Safety Officer and supporting safety team
  • A professionally planned event delivered by an highly experienced team
  • A 'Tour de Force' of the Central Lakeland Fells, taking in the highest mountain in England
  • A great day out in the mountains with hard-to-earn adrenaline and endorphins ...



Optional extras are available via SI Entries:

  • Scafell Sky Race quality cotton tee (available exclusively to race entrants, £20 each) - [design available to view online, prior to purchase]
  • Branded goat-bells for your support team (£15 each) [These are real 'alpine' goat bells]
  • Hot meal at registration on Friday evening – carnivore and vegan options available (£15.00 - pre-order only) [TBC]
  • Post-race massage (£15, with 25% donated to Ambleside MRT)

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