Lakes in a Day

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Take on this 50-mile ultra to see if you've got what it takes to conquer the lakes in a day. The course will consist of natural pathways, and stunning scenery including some hills, amounting to 4000m of total elevation. Come for the tough challenge and to tick an ultra off your bucket list.
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Sat, 8 Oct 2022
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Cartmel, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Cartmel Priory School, Headless Cross, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 7SA, UK
Start times
Saturday, 8 Oct 2022
Ultra :
8:00 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Lakes in a Day
£110 - £130
Route information
Distance: 50 miles
Elevation: 4000m
Terrain: Grass/Gravel/Paths Route Type: Point-to-Point
This point-to-point 50 mile Ultra race will have you traversing the stunning Lake District starting at Caldbeck to the end in Cartmel. You will follow the stunning Helvellyn Ridge and western shoreline of Lake Windermere. It will definitely be a pretty tough course so make sure you conserve your energy as there will be plenty of hills throughout.
Course Records
  • Male (Ricky Lightfoot) – 8 hours 47 mins 7 secs ~ 2019
  • Female (Katie Kaars Sijpesteijn) – 10 hours 45 mins ~ 2018
What's included
  • Finisher's t-shirt
  • Finisher's medal
  • Awards for top finishers
  • First Aid
  • Live tracking
  • Aid stations
How to get there
Cartmel Priory School, Headless Cross, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands LA11 7SA, UK
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Pre-event Day Registration: Cartmel Priory School, Headless Cross, Cartmel LA11 7SA
Pre-event Day Camping: Cartmel Racecourse, Cartmel LA11 6QF
Event Day Registration: St Kentigern's Church, Caldbeck, Caldbeck, Wigton CA7 8DP
Start Location: Oddfellows Arms Caldbeck, Wigton CA7 8EA
Finish Location: Cartmel Priory School, Headless Cross, Cartmel LA11 7SA
Coach transfer
The coach leaves Cartmel at 5:45am prompt. The coach must be booked as an extra at the cost of £10, this must be done by the 10th of September.
Camping is available on Friday night at Cartmel Racecourse, Cartmel LA11 6QF for £10 and Saturday for those who finish late or have a long journey home after the race. Camping is only available for tents and short wheelbase campers (e.g. T4 or T5. It is not suitable for large campervans or motorhomes. vehicles longer the 5m are not permitted.
If you are bringing a vehicle with you to Caldbeck please make sure to park sensibly. There will not be a coach transfer service back to Caldbeck on Saturday.
Public transport
The closest Railways Stations are Cark and Grange over Sands which are located only 3 miles from Cartmel. A taxi will be around £15 to the start. It is advised to book a taxi in advance as they are small railway stations.
Event day logistics
19:00 Registration opens at Cartmel
22:00 Registration closes at Cartmel
04:45 Breakfast served on Saturday at Cartmel Racecourse
05:45 Coach leaves Cartmel Racecourse to Caldbeck
06:30 Registration opens at Caldbeck Parish Hall
07:30 Registration closes at Caldbeck Parish Hall
08:00 Race starts
13:30 Threlkeld cut-off time
17:30 Grisedale Hause cut-off time
22:30 Ambleside cut-off time
03:30 Finsthwaite cut-off time
08:00 Finish Cartmel cut-off time
09:00 Campsite checkout
Pre-registration will be open at Cartmel the day before the event. On the day of the event, there will not be any registration at Cartmel. Registration on event day will be available at Caldbeck Parish Hall.
If you cannot make pre-registration, please email info@durtyevents.comExternalLink to let the organiser know in advance so they can have your pack and tracker ready at Caldbeck Parish Hall.
Event start
The race will start outside the Oddfellows Arms in Caldbeck which is located 500m from the registration area of Caldbeck Parish Hall.
Cut-offs You must have left the feed stations by the following times:
  • Threlkeld – 13:30
  • Grisedale Hause – 17:30
  • Ambleside – 22:30
  • Finsthwaite – 03:30
  • Finish Cartmel – 08:00
Aid Stations
  • Threlkeld Village Hall: Food – Baguettes, Danish Pastries, Fresh Fruit, Cakes, Crisps & Sweets, Hot drinks, Cold Drinks, Full Fat Cola
  • Ambleside Parish Centre: Food – Hot Pasta, Pizza, Fresh Fruit, Cakes, Crisps & Sweets, Hot Drinks, Cols Drinks, Full Fat Cola
  • Finsthwaite Village Hall: Food – Hot Soup, Baguettes, Hot Sausage & Cheese + Onions Rolls, Fresh & tinned fruit, Creamed Rice, Crisps, Cakes & Sweets
£500 for the 1st lady and 1st man to set a new course record, if it is not claimed it is rolled over to the following year.
What kit do I need for the Lakes in a Day
You must have the following with you throughout the race: Waterproof jacket with a hood, waterproof trousers, insulated layer (fleece/lightweight duvet jacket), long-sleeve top, hat and gloves, map (provided), mug: at least 200ml, compass (not a phone or watch version), Bivy Bag, mobile phone, whistle, money (not just a credit card), facemask (buff not allowed).
When can I arrive at the campsite for the Lakes in a Day?
The campsite will be open from 6pm on Friday night. Please do no arrive before this time.
Can I wear headphones at the Lakes in a Day?
Yes, you can use headphones but please do not wear noise cancelling headphones. We would recommend the use of bone conductor headphones to keep your ears free for hearing any instructions that marshals may have. If you are using earbuds please keep your music to a low level so instructions can be heard over and above your music.
Can I use walking poles at the Lakes in a Day?
Yes, walking poles are permitted.
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