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Cumbria Way Ultra & Ultra 30

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The Cumbria Way Ultra is a fully waymarked 73 mile trail ultra race which passes through the varied terrain of the beautiful Lake District, giving over 10,000 feet of ascent. The route follows the iconic trail which was first devised in the 1970s by local members of the Ramblers. The Cumbria Way Ultra provides a relatively low-level crossing of the Lake District National Park, following tracks and paths along valleys and over passes in the midst of stunning and varied scenery. It passes Coniston Water, Tarn Hows and Dungeon Ghyll and crosses Stake Pass to Borrowdale, Derwent Water and Keswick. The route continues to Caldbeck passing Skiddaw House and over High Pike, the highest point on the trail. It then follows the Caldew valley to Carlisle.

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How to enter the Cumbria Way Ultra & Ultra 30

  1. Ultra 30

    Run 30mi
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  2. Ultra 73

    Run 73mi
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Cumbria Way Ultra & Ultra 30 routes

The route is fully waymarked with the route notes (a detailed written route description) and the gpx file of the route available to download.

Event Details

What’s Included
All competitors will receive an event technical t shirt and medal, free event photographs and all food and drink at the 5 Checkpoints along the route plus a free beer and hot meal at the Finish. All competitors will be provided with a mandatory tracker from Open Tracking.
Raceday Logistics


Registration will open on Friday 13th September from 15:00 to 22:00 at The Supper Room, Coronation Hall, County Square, Ulverston, LA12 7LZ. There will be NO Registration available on Saturday 14th. You will need to provide your photo id at Registration. Relay Team Captains are able to register their team. In this instant you MUST bring a copy of the absent runner's photo id. Without a copy of the photo id for each absent runner they will not be issued a race number and not be allowed to compete. The running order of the Relay Teams must be given at Registration. You will be given your Event T Shirt, Race Number, SI Chip Timing card and Tracker when you register.

Bags will be transported for the Solo runners from Ulverston to the Finish, please return your full Dropbag to Registration BEFORE 21:30 or the Start area BEFORE 05:30 on Saturday 14th. They will label the dropbags with your race number.

Your FULL Mandatory Kit will be checked when you register. You will NOT be allowed to compete unless you have the full kit list. There will be no exceptions and the Event Director’s decision is final. Relay Team Captains are responsible for the team members’ kit and ALL runners' kits will be checked on Friday 13th at Registration. All prize winners will be kit checked at the Finish and there will be spot kit checks for finishing competitors.

Mandatory Kit List?

The following items MUST be carried during the event. There will be a Kit Check for all runners pre race and post race spot kit checks. Any runner found not to be carrying the FULL Mandatory Kit List will be disqualified. This rule is for the runners’ safety, which is our main priority. Please note that Relay Team members may use map sections of the route relating to their Relay Leg or pass one map of the entire route to the next Relay Team member.

Waterproof jacket and trousers with taped or welded seams. Windproof or showerproof will not be accepted.

Spare long sleeved base layer top and long legged base layer bottoms.

Hat and gloves (a 'buff' is acceptable as a hat)

Emergency Foil Blanket or Bivi bag

First Aid Kit to include blister plasters, sterile dressing and tape as a minimum

Head torch plus spare batteries

Mobile phone (fully charged)

Map of entire route (not supplied)

Compass (compass app on a mobile phone will not be acceptable)


Mug or cup

Sufficient food and drink. The runners will be self sufficient between Checkpoints

Cumbria Way Ultra & Ultra 30 weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

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Cumbria Way Ultra & Ultra 30 reviews

5 out of 5 stars

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    Siobhan o

    Did the Ultra 30 in 2018

    breathtaking, experience of a lifetime, the beer opener medal cheapens the accomplishment but it is an epic race
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