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England Weekend Challenge

Run 21km

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The ultimate test of body and mind in England’s glorious Lake District. Think lush green hills, stretching vistas, dramatic weather and sheep. Lots of sheep. Get your fill of fresh air with our exhilarating run and hike adventure.

England Weekend Challenge route

Stage 1: Hike and run the famous Chair of Idris in southern Snowdonia. 21 km in a loop to the top, around the ridge and back to camp.nnNB: All IGO Weekend Challenge routes are designed so that the distance, the elevation gain and the disciplines ensure that the quickest IGOer would finish in around 4 hours and the seasonal hiker pace would finish in around 7- 8 hours.

Event Details

What’s Included


  • Return transfers from Oxenholme train station
  • 2 nights accommodation in bell tents (based on 4 sharing) including memory foam mattresses
  • Full board. Locally sourced, organic food from Friday lunchtime to Sunday breakfast inclusive
  • Wilderness skills and bushcraft workshop
  • Event-specific training plan
  • Fully signposted & supported route
  • Medical and physio support
  • Timing tracker (Competitors)
  • Walking guide & sweeper as a backstop
  • Photography
  • Activities in camp
  • Traditional music & entertainment
  • Celebratory beer at the finish line on Saturday
  • Technical t-shirt and welcome pack
  • Finishers medal and wristband


It is hard to promise amazing weather, but we can promise eternal happiness from the team which will get you through any weather.


The tents are comfortable bell tents and each one comfortably fits 4 people. Unless you come as a group of 4 and take over one tent, individuals are split up into single-sex tents at random. They are each equipped with a mattress, rug and storm lanterns. The communal areas consist of 2 larger tents for food, yoga and other activities or talks (weather depending) as well as the stand alone physio and sports massage tent. There will be 1 or more campfires with bales of straw for seats that create the focal point of camp

England Weekend Challenge weather forecast

Rain throughout the day.

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IconModerate breeze possible, up to 11mph

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