Challenge Options

A Saturday morning start from our Kendal base-camp, and ahead lies some of England’s finest scenery. There’re 100 km of trails, high passes, Ambleside, the magnificent Lake Widermere, nature reserves, forests, and over 2,500 m of climb before returning back to Kendal – after an amazing challenge. There’s a 2 Day ‘Daylight’ 100 km option, with hostel accommodation at half way Lakeside, and with Half & Quarter distance options as well – there’s a Lake District Challenge for everyone!

Full 100 km Continuous

Kendal to Kendal loop

12 - 13 June 2021

From our Kendal Base Camp (where you can camp Fri / Sat), it’s north up the Long Sleddle Valley, and over the testing Garburn Pass with stunning views, and on to Windermere and Ambleside. It’s around the west side of Lake Windernere to the ~50km half way point, and on to the steep climb of Hampsfell. Some flatter terrain in the Lyth Valley, before the final climb of Scout Scar with some of the best views of the Southern Lakes, and on to the very welcome finish line and celebration back at Kendal Base Camp.

100 km & 2500 m

  • Start: Kendal, Cumbria
  • Start times: 06:45 – 07:00 for runners, 07:00 – 09:00 for joggers & runners
  • Finish: Kendal, Cumbria
  • Finish times: Runners 9 – 16 hrs, joggers 16 – 20 hrs, walkers 20 – 36 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 28 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 49 km – hot meal
  • 75 km – brunch/ lunch
  • 100 km – cooked breakfast/ BBQ
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Shuttle from Kendal station to start (Fri pm & Sat am) – £5 p/p
  • Weekend parking at Kendal – £5
  • Drop off parking at Kendal – FOC

After

  • Shuttle to Kendal station – FOC
  • Pick up parking at Kendal – FOC

Kendal – 11 June 2021

  • Camp with us before your challenge
  • Fully inclusive & pitch only options available
  • Pre registration on Friday evening & dinner
  • Breakfast, parking, baggage storage, hot showers & more
  • Visit ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details 

4 available

2 Day Daylight 100 km

Kendal > Windermere > Kendal

12 & 13 June 2021

The 2 Day Full 100km Challenge breaks down the 100km Kendal looped route into 2 halves – of 49km on Day 1 and then 51km on Day 2 (Sun) – and you’ll get to experience this fantastic route, with its stunning views, in daylight. You’ll also have the opportunity to get some well earned rest & sleep overnight at our halfway camp with indoor accommodation at the YMCA. A great way to take on an epic challenge!

Day 1 – 49 km & 1300 m

Day 2 – 51 km & 1200 m

Day 1 – 12 June 2021

  • Start: Kendal
  • Start times: 06:45 – 07:00 for runners, 07:00 – 09:00 for joggers & walkers
  • Finish: Lakeside, Windermere (49 km)
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs
  • Overnight: camp with us or book into the YHA (see Bookable Extras)

Day 2 – 13 June 2021

  • Start: Lakeside, Windermere
  • Start times: 06:00 – 06:30 for all
  • Finish: Kendal, Cumbria (51 km)
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 28 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 49 km – hot meal
  • 75 km – brunch/ lunch
  • 100 km – cooked breakfast/ BBQ
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Shuttle from Kendal station to start (Fri pm & Sat am) – £5 p/p
  • Weekend parking at Kendal – £5
  • Drop off parking at Kendal – FOC

After

  • Shuttle to Kendal station – FOC
  • Pick up parking at Kendal – FOC

Kendal – Friday 11 June

  • Camp with us before your challenge
  • Fully inclusive & pitch only options available
  • Pre registration on Friday evening & dinner
  • Breakfast, parking, baggage storage, hot showers & more

Windermere – Saturday 12 June

  • Camp overnight at our ‘Half Way’ basecamp
  • Book into the YHA – private & shared rooms available
  • Hot showers, refreshments, rest areas & more
  • Breakfast Sunday morning before setting off
  • Visit ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details 

4 available (2 for each day)

1st Half
Challenge 49 km

Kendal to Lakeside, Windermere

12 June 2021

Starting from our Kendal Base Camp (where you can camp Fri / Sat), it’s north up the Long Sleddle Valley, and over the testing Garburn Pass with stunning views, and on to Windermere and Ambleside. It’s around the west side of Lake Windernere to the ~50km finish line and a big welcome (where you can camp / utilise the YMCA accomodation / transfer back to Kendal).

49 km & 1300 m

  • Start: Kendal, Cumbria 
  • Start times: 06:45 – 07:00 for runners, 07:00 – 09:00 for joggers & runners
  • Finish: Lakeside, Windermere
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 28 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 49 km – hot meal
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Shuttle from Kendal station to start (Fri pm & Sat am) – £5 p/p
  • Weekend parking at Kendal – £5
  • Drop off parking at Kendal – FOC

After

  • Shuttle back to Kendal start or station – £5
  • Pick up parking at Lakeside – FOC

Kendal – Friday 11 June

  • Camp with us before your challenge
  • Fully inclusive & pitch only options available
  • Pre registration on Friday evening & dinner
  • Breakfast, parking, baggage storage, hot showers & more
  • Visit ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details 

2 available

2nd Half
Challenge 51 km

Lakeside, Windermere to Kendal

13 June 2021

A great option if you want to join up with a 100km challenger friend (on Sat PM or Sun AM – or just to take on your own fantastic challenge on the Sunday. A start on the west side of Lake Windermere (where you can camp / YMCA on the Sat night) –  and then on to the steep climb of Hampsfell. Some flatter terrain in the Lyth Valley, before the final climb of Scout Scar with some of the best views of the Southern Lakes, and on to the very welcome finish line and celebration back at Kendal Base Camp.

51 km & 1200 m

  • Start: Lakeside YMCA, Windermere
  • Start times: Sat 12 June join a Full Challenger from 17:00 or Sun 13 June 06:00 – 06:30
  • Finish: Kendal, Cumbria (51 km)
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 25 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 51 km – hot meal
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Park at Kendal (finish) & shuttle to Lakeside (start) – £15 p/p
  • Park at Lakeside (start) – £5
  • Drop off parking at Lakeside (start) – FOC

After

  • Shuttle to Kendal startion – FOC
  • Transfer back to Lakeside (start)
  • Pick up parking at Kendal – FOC

2 available

1st Quarter
Challenge 28 km

Kendal to Ambleside

12 June 2021

A fantastic ‘Quarter’ challenge – which sqeezes a lot into it! Starting from our Kendal Base Camp (where you can camp Fri / Sat), it’s north up the Long Sleddle Valley, and over the testing Garburn Pass with stunning 360 views towards Widermere, and then on to the charming town of Ambleside – on the shores of the Lake – and a welcome finish line.

28 km & 870 m

  • Start: Kendal, Cumbria
  • Start times: 06:45 – 07:00 for runners, 07:00 – 09:00 for joggers & runners
  • Finish: Ambleside, Windermere
  • Finish times: Runners 2 – 3 hrs, joggers 3 – 5 hrs, walkers 4 – 7 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 28 km – BBQ & fizzy drinks
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Shuttle from Kendal station to start (Fri pm & Sat am) – £5 p/p
  • Weekend parking at Kendal – £5
  • Drop off parking at Kendal – FOC

After

  • Shuttle back to Kendal start or station – £5
  • Pick up parking at Kendal – FOC

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