Lakes in a Day

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£110.00 - £130.00Free injury protection
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
Sat, 8 Oct 2022
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Races summary
Here's what races are available for Lakes in a Day
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
What to bring
Mandatory Kit
  • 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)
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.
£110.00 - £130.00Free injury protection
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