Ambleside 25k

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Ambleside 25k
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Starting and finishing in Rothay Park, the Ambleside 25K follows some of the most scenic trails the Lake District has to offer. Come for the challenging course and stunning views throughout.
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Sun 17th Sep 2023
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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Rothay Park, 1 Vicarage Rd, Ambleside LA22 9DH, UK
Start times
Sun 17th Sep 2023
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Ambleside 25k
£33 - £35
Route information
Elevation: 790 metres of ascent
Aid Stations: 2
Starting from Rothay Park, the Ambleside 25K is a 25km loop of scenic Lake District trails. From the park, participants will make their way up and over Loughrigg towards Skelwith Bridge, Little Langdale and from there towards Elterwater. Continuing onward, the route makes its way to Chapel Stile and Great Langdale and after a short but punchy climb contours around Silver How. Runners then descend to Grasmere and follow the lakeshore path and Loughrigg Terrace back to Ambleside.
What's included
  • Fantastic running experience in the UK's newest UNSESCO World Heritage Site
  • Timing chip and results
  • Well-organised with fantastic support around the course
  • Clearly flagged route
  • Refreshment stations at approximately 10-15 kilometre intervals
  • Finisher's memento
  • Trophy and prize for first man and first woman
  • Post-race meal
How to get there
Rothay Park, 1 Vicarage Rd, Ambleside LA22 9DH, UK
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Rothay Park is the event centre for the Ambleside 25K. It is set in beautiful scenery below Loughrigg Fell at the centre of the Lake District.
The event starts and finishes in Ambleside, a bustling market town providing everything a visitor could want from numerous shops for outdoor enthusiasts to local hospitality provided by many cafes, restaurants and bars.
Travelling by Car
With easy access from the M6 (J36 from the South - 28 miles, J40 from the North - 29 miles) A591 to Ambleside.
Travelling by Train
There are excellent rail connections to Windermere station (via Oxenholme on the West Coast mainline) which is only 5 miles from Brathay. Bus and taxi services are available at Windermere station.
Event day logistics
Timings will be confirmed in the run up to the event.
Age Requirements
All runners must be aged 18 or older on the day of the even in order to take part.
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