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Aimed solely at those with good mountain running and 'hill skills'...this is no tame trail race! You will be going over mountain summits, on mountain trails, so good basic navigational skills will be required. Expect a very tough mountain trail route including the summits of Helvellyn and High Street, on a variety of terrain but predominately Lakeland mountain paths. Total distance will be around 42 miles with several thousand feet of ascent. An early dawn start will set you up for a daylight completion.

How to enter the Lakes Mountain 42

  1. Ultramarathon

    Run 42mi
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Lakes Mountain 42 route

This is a tough, unmarked mountain trail route including the summits of Helvellyn and High Street, on a variety of terrain but predominately Lakeland mountain paths. Good basic navigational skills will be required. The course is a mixture of mountain paths, trails and tracks, and the occasional bit of tarmac provide a logical route between checkpoints. You are welcome to take any route between checkpoints, as long as it’s ‘legal’, ie, does not cross private land, uses rights of way through enclosed farmland. You have free route choice over open access land.

Event Details

What’s Included
Three main road side checkpoints will re-supply you with food and drink, and there will be our infamous ‘Soup Plus’ on arrival back at the finish.
Raceday Logistics
Registraton will be open at Askham between 8:00 and 10:00pm on Friday and again from 5.00am on Saturday. Parking is limited but adequate at Askham Centre , if we all park considerately. Please co-operate. To arrange car sharing try posting on our nav4Adventure facebook page. Penrith has a mainline rail station just five miles away. Askham Community Centre will be a quiet zone between 11.30pm and 5.00am as people will be sleeping.
Kit List
This is high and exposed mountain running; therefore you need to wear or carry good mountain running safety gear. Waterproof jacket and trousers (no uncoated pertex), winter weight long sleeved thermal base layer, long thermal leg covering, spare fleece or primaloft jacket. Warm hat and gloves, mug and/or drinks bottle, head torch, compass, whistle, map(your choice), food and drink, survival BAG, (not a blanket please) First Aid kit advised.

How many people will be competing?

Entries will be capped at 200.

What happens in instance of bad weather?

A bad weather route may be used if conditions are extreme.

Is there accommodation available?

Askham is a great venue being on the edge of the National Park, with a range of local accommodation options, and good rail connections via Penrith.

Lakes Mountain 42 weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

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