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6km with 850m ascent | June 2nd 2023 | Based in Great Langdale | Entries Open Soon....

The Swirral Grind is an uphill only race. Designed in the style of a Vertical K its a full on grind of an ascent, starting from the events field in Patterdale.

Entries opening soon....

6km of pure ascent. Starting at the King George Playing Field in Patterdale, the home of the Rab Helvellyn Sky Ultra and Rab Pinnacle Ridge Extreme, the Swirral Grind 850 will not disappoint.

This is a race that will test your lungs, legs and will power in one fell swoop, steep and stepped paths lead to the iconic 'Hole in the Wall' where a reprieve is had running the flats of the Red Tarn Basin before the 2nd and final ascent climbs up to the ridge-line of Swirral Edge, tackling the easy scrambling to reach the summit and the all important Trig Point at 950m.

Do you have the desire?

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

  • Fully marked course
  • Manned checkpoints
  • A professional Safety Officer and supporting safety team delivered by Mountain Run
  • A professionally planned event delivered by an highly experienced team
  • A 'Lung Bursting/Leg Burning' ascent of Helvellyn, the 3rd highest mountain in the Lakes
  • A fast and furious ascent of Swirral Edge
  • The chance to run in a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • A great evening out in the mountains with hard-to-earn adrenaline and endorphins ...


Optional extras are available via SI Entries:

  • Branded goat-bells for your support team (£20 each) [These are real 'alpine' goat bells]
  • Post-race massage (£15, with 25% donated to Local School)

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