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10k with 800m ascent | September 29th 2018 | Ambleside | £15 | Entries are OPEN

Taking in a double summit of Wansfell Pike with its panoramic views across Ambleside, the Wansfell Mountain Race is no walk in the park. Expect lung-busting climbs and quad-crunching descents: the final stretch down to the finish is hailed by many as one of the very finest downhill sections the Lakes has to offer.

"I thoroughly enjoyed racing the Wansfell Mountain Race. It was a very well organised event with a friendly relaxed atmosphere. I will be recommending this race to fellow fell/trail runners and will definitely return next year!" Sophie N, 2016

The fully-marked route of Wansfell Mountain Race will lead you deep into classic fell running territory: with its mix of singletrack, woodland paths and open fell, we’ve packed enough variety into our ‘long 10k’ (it may be closer to 11 …) to satisfy mountain runners of every persuasion. Whether you’re a fell runner; an experienced trail runner or a first-time racer the course is short enough – yet tough enough! – to leave you grinning from ear to ear.

At the front of the field, you’ll need to be a great all-rounder to take the prize: the double ascent of Wansfell has been described as ‘brutal’, but only a top notch descender will take the win. The final switchback chicanes through Jenkin Woods will put your technical skills to the test as you race to the finish line.

The Wansfell Mountain Race is part of Ambleside’s annual Festival of the Fells weekend, celebrating the best that Ambleside has to offer. Check out the full programme on the Festival of the Fells website - why not make a weekend of it?

Entries are OPEN, and are £15 in advance or £20 on the day.
Included in your entry fee:

  • Fully marked course
  • A finishers’ bottle of limited edition Wansfell Mountain Race Cowmire Hall Cider
  • A experienced marshall team
  • A professionally planned event delivered by an experienced team
  • A great blast out in the mountains with hard-to-earn adrenaline and endorphins ...

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