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Fell Running Exhibition - Feb to Dec 2024 at The Armitt, Ambleside

Lake District Fell Races 2024

This is a list of the fell races that are organised under either the Fell Running Association (FRA) or British Open Fell Running Association (BOFRA) within the Lake District National Park in 2024. We have also listed a few that are just outside the National Park in case you fancy a trip out

Races are graded as to length and distance climbed and there is a requirement to wear and carry appropriate kit. All this information is detailed on the organisation's website

To enter a race you may have to pre enter via who look after this side of entering in a fell race. Some races might be entered on the day however check this out on the race website

Go to the FRA website for race information at:

You can also view the BOFRA races at:

On both these sites you can look up the race details i.e. start time, venue etc

Better still join either organisation and get more fell running information and find out details on fell races across the UK

May June July August September October November December

Races in May

Fri/Sat/Sun 17th - 19th May - Keswick Mountain Festival

Sat 18th May. Old County Tops. 59km/3050m
New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, Great Langdale. LA22 9JX

Sat 18th May. Sedbergh (BOFRA Race) 3.5km/336m
The Showfield, Sedbergh LA10 5AQ

Sat 18th May. Two Tops Dash. 9.6km/574m
Sale Fell, Near Wythop Mill. CA139YR

Sunday 19th May. Glaramaraa 8km/700m
Glaramara Outdoor Centre, Seatoller, Borrowdale

Weds 22nd May. Latterbarrow Loop. 4.8km/250m
Cold Fell Gate between Ennerdale and Calder Bridge

Sat 25th May. Helvellyn and the Doods. 24km/1337m
Threlkeld Cricket Club

Sat 25th May. Hutton Roof Crags. 11km/402m
Hutton Roof Village Hall. LA6 2PG

Sunday 26th May. Coniston Gullies (BOFRA Race) 2km/350m
John Ruskin School, Coniston LA21 8EW

Races in June

Sat 1st June. Duddon Long and Short races. 29km/1830m or 15.3km/915m
Newfield Inn, Seathwaite. LA20 6ED

Weds 5th June. Blencathra 13km/825m
Fellgate, Mungrisedale. CA11 0XR

Feet in the Clouds, Twenty Years On

On 6th June 2024 - 18:00 - 19:30 at The Armitt: Museum, Gallery, Library

In 2004, Richard Askwith published Feet in the Clouds: a personal memoir of fell running and obsession that was also the first book to introduce the sport to a general audience, beyond the mountainous north-west. Some say fell running hasn’t been the same since. Twenty years on, the author reflects on two decades of change – and explains why he still can’t resist the call of the fells.

Adult ticket £15.00, Child ticket £7.00

Feet in the Clouds, Twenty Years On

Find out more & Book Tickets

Sat 8th June. Ennerdale Horseshoe. 36.8km/2290m
Ennerdale Scout Campsite, Ennerdale Bridge

Sat 8th June - Lakeland Trails - Coniston 10k & 15k

Sun 9th June - Lakeland Trails - Marathon, 1/2 & Mini-10k

Sunday 9th June. Howtown 21.4km/1400m
Howtown Bobbin Mill. CA10 2ND

Sunday 9th June. Ulverston Fell Race (BOFRA Race) 3.1km/164m
Ford Park, Ulverston. LA12 7JP

Sat. 15th June. Gummers How 5km/260m
Lakeside Hotel, Newby Bridge LA12 8AT

Sunday 16th June. Brampton Sports Day 8.8km/244m
Brampton Village Hall, near Haweswater

A History of Fell Running in the Lake District with Joseph Ritson

On 18th June 2024 - 18:00 - 19:30 at The Armitt: Museum, Gallery, Library

Our "Running Int' Fells" theme for June is "Past to Present" and we continue with a talk by a local fell runner who has trained and raced on the Lake District fells for over 50 years.

This talk by Joseph Ritson will take you through the history of fell running in the Lake District, starting with some of the early walkers and guides, through the challenges and guides races, to some of the key individuals that have made headlines for the sport. It is an excellent commentary and accompaniment to the exhibition.

Adult ticket £15.00, Child ticket £7.00

A History of Fell Running in the Lake District with Joseph Ritson

Find out more & Book Tickets

Weds 19th June. Langstrath. 7.5km/430m
Langstrath Hotel, Stonethwaite, Borrowdale CA12 5XG

Sat 22nd June. Darren Holloway Memorial Race (Buttermere Horseshoe long and short races)
5km/2515m or 20.8km/1518m
Loweswater Village Hall

Weds 26th June. Tebay. 13km/914m,
Teabay Sports, Social and Railway Club. CA10 3SP

Sat 29th June. Great Lakes 21km/2130m
Stool End Farm, Great Langdale LA22 9JY

Sat 29th June. Kirby In Furness (BOFRA Race) 5.7km/244m
Kirby Community Centre, Beckside LA17 7TG

Sunday 30th June. Baystones and Wansfell. 10.8km/504m
YHA Windermere LA23 1LA

Sunday 30th June. Cross Fell. 24km/680m
Garrigill Village Green, Alston Moor CA9 3DS

Races in July

Tues. 2nd July. Barriers 8km/160m
Carnforth High School, Carnforth. LA5 9LS

Sat 6th July. Gatgill Fell Race and Village Sports 3.6km/506m
Threlkeld School. CA12 4RX

Weds 10th July. Borrowdale School's Bash Up Bessyboot 5.2km/456m
Borrowdale CofE School. CA12 5XG

Sat 13th July. Wasdale 34km/2750m
Brackenclose, Wasdale

Sat 13th July - Lakeland Trails - Ultra 100k, 55k, 23k & 14k

Weds. 17th July. Seat Sandale 7.4km/700m
Winter Seed Lane, Grasmere. LA229RR

Sat 20th July. The Old Crown Round. 36km/2200m
The Old Crown, Hesket Newmarket CA7 8JG

Sunday 21st July. Coniston Country Fair. 9.7km/7322m
Coniston Hall Farm, Coniston LA21 8As

Sunday 21st July. Pete Bland Kentmere Horseshoe. 19.8km/1006m
Kentmere Village Hall

Weds 24th July. Fellside 11.3km/580m
Felside Village

Thurs 25th July. Ambleside Sports (BOFRA Race)
Rydal Park, Ambleside LA22 9PL

Fri/Sat/Sun 26th-28th July - The Montane Lakeland 50 & 100

Sat 27th July Beetham Sports. 9.3km/283m
Beetham Sports Field, Beetham, Nr Milnthorpe

Sat 27th July. Blisco dash 7km/609m
Old Dungeon Ghyll, Langdale LA22 9JY

Races in August

Sat 3rd August. Borrowdale 27km/2000m
Rosthwaite Village, Borrowdale

Sunday 4th August. Farleton Knott (BOFRA Race) 4.2km/457m
On A6070 one mile from M6 J36 near Kendal LA6 1PB

Wed th August. Steel Fell. 5km/400m
Steel End Farm, Thirmere

Sat 10th August. Arncliffe Gala (BOFRA Race) 3km/140m
Arncliffe Village Green. BD23 5QD

Sunday 11th August. Lowther Lakeland Fell and Trail Race 21km/430m
Lowther Castle, Penrith

Weds 14th August. Not Round Latrigg. 8.8km/244m
Cricket Club, Fitz Park, Keswick

Sunday 18th August. Lakeland County Fair Senior Race. 9km/705m
Showfield, Little Arrow, Trover LA21 8AU

Sunday 18th August. Sedburgh Hills. 22.5km/1830m
People's Hall, Sedburgh LA10 5 DQ

Tues 20th August. Shipman Knott. 6km/400m
Kaggs How, Kentmere

Sat 24th August. Arniston Crag Horseshoe. 5km/300m
King George Playing Fields, Patterdale. Part of Patterdale Dog Show

Sunday 25th August - Grasmere Sports

Sunday 25th August. Grasmere Senior Guides Race (plus junior races) 2.5km/270m
Showground, Grasmere

Monday 26th August. Barrow 6.5km/425m. Part of Keswick Show
Showfield, Braithwaite CA12 5TF

Monday 26th August. Dark Side of the Conbe. 12.5km/625m
Black Combe Country Fair, Bootle. LA19 5TL

Weds 28th August. Ennerdale Show. 3km/200m
Showfield. The Leaps br Kirkland

Sat 31st August. Dufton Show 8km/460m
Dufton Show Field, Dufton CA16 6DB

Sat 31st August. Grisedale Horseshoe. 16km/1525m
Glenridding Village Hall, Ullswater CA11 0PA

Races in September

Sunday 1st Sept. Loweswater Show. 4.2km/305m
New House Farm, Lorton CA13 9UU

Sat 7th September - Lakeland Trails - Keswick 5k, 10k & 15k

Sat 14th-15th Sep - The Lap, Anticlockwise

Sat 14th Sept. Scafell Pike. 7.2km/914m
Filed near Wasdale Head Campsite

Sat 14th Sept. Three Shires. 20km/1220m,
Three Shires Inn, Langdale LA22 9NZ

Sunday 15th September. Lyon Equipment Lake District Mountain Trial.
Long route 29km/2300m or medium 21km/1500m or short 15km/1100m
Venue to be confirmed closer to date

Friday 27th - Sunday 29th September - 13 Valleys Ultra

Sat 28th Sept. Eskdale Show senior and junior races
Opposite King George IV INN, Eskdale CA19 1TS

Sat 28th Sept. Orton. 10km/258m
Orton CofE School. CA10 3RG

28th September - Lakeland Trails - Cartmel 5k, 10k, 18k

Races in October

Sat 5th October. Hodgson Brothers Mountain Relay. Total route 36km/2800m
For teams of eight runners running four legs.
King George V Playing Fields, Patterdale CA11 0PJ

Sat 5th October. Wasdale Show (BOFRA Race) 3.8km/700m
Wasdale Head

Sat 12th October. Langdale Horseshoe. 21.1km/1450m
Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale. LA22 9JY

Sat 19th October - Lakeland Trails - Helvellyn 5k, 10k & 15k

Sun 20th October - Lakeland Trails - Ullswater 10k & 14k

Sunday 20th October. Dale Head. 7.3km/675m
Borrowdale Institute CA12 5XB

26-27th October - The OMM - SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS

Sat. 26th October. Screes. 7.9km/475m
Old School, Nether Wasdale CA20 1ET

Sunday 27th October. Buttermere Shepherds Meet. 5km/600m
Gatesgarth Farm, Buttermere

Races in November

Sat. 9th Nov. Dunnerdale. 8km/550m
Broughton Mills Village Hall

Sat 23rd Nov. Middle Fell. 10.6km/518m
Nether Wasdale CA20 1ET

Sat 23rd Nov. Kirby Moor. 10.5km/490m
Kirby Community Centre, Beckside LA17 7TG

Thur/Fri/Sat/Sun 21 – 24 November - Kendal Mountain Festival

Races in December

Sat 14th Dec. Crag Fell Handicap Race 4km/410m
Bleach Green, Ennerdale. CA23 3AS

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