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Lake Windermere Ultra

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THE LAP, a 45 mile anticlockwise Ultra Trail around Lake Windermere. Open to runners and walkers, fully way-marked and with generous cut-offs; it makes a great introduction to longer races or a fast, low level option for experienced racers.

How to enter

What's included:

  • Aid Stations will be positioned at approximately 15mile intervals around the route, with a Bag Drop at halfway in Troutbeck. All feed stations will be fully stocked with water, energy drink, energy bars, gels and fruit. The Halfway Aid Station will also have hot food to cater for all preferences and allergies.
  • ​Breakfast will be available for those that want it at £3.50
  • Finishers meal is included in your entry and a preorder menu will be sent out prior to the event.
  • ​All leftover food from the event will be given to King's Food Bank in Kendal to distrobute as they see fit.
  • Prizes £400 FIRST WOMAN, £400 FIRST MAN
Sat 11th Sep 2021

Run 72km

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Route description
Route description


Direction - Anticlockwise

Distance - 45miles/72K.

Elevation - 2,500m ascent/descent.

Surface - 95% trail/singletrack/path - 5% country roads

You have 24 hours to complete THE LAP but, cutoffs come into force at the halfway aid station in Troutbeck.

Logistics and schedule

A small bag (max 20 litres) can be left at the bag drop in Troutbeck for you to refresh food, drinks, socks, motivation. These will be marked with your race number and stored securely, though ultimately at your own risk. All bags must be ready to go by 5:30am Saturday 7th September at registration.

Start Time - will take place at 6am

Hot food & drinks will be available at the finish. We are also lucky enough to have England's Largest Bath* available for a post race cool down. Our finish line sits right on the shore of Lake Windermere and a dip (at your own risk, we're not going in after you!) would make a fitting end to what promises to be a fantastic day out. Camping is also available on the Saturday evening. We recommend you make the most of it before driving home, especially if you have far to go, driving tired is very dangerous.


We know how important it can be to have supporters out on the course to cheer you on. There will be limited parking at the aid stations and we ask that your supporters find parking elsewhere to avoid any hold-ups. There are numerous locations along the route that would be great spots to spectate, especially any of the 5 summits that THE LAP passes over. Outside help, such as additional bottles, jelly babies or hugs are permitted but competitors must carry their own kit throughout and pacers are not permitted in the interests of fairness.

How to get there

YMCA Lakeside, Newby Bridge, Lakeside, Ulverston LA12 8BD, UK

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Directions by road:
Leave the M6 at Junction 36, follow the A590 and signs for Barrow-in-Furness. Approximately 18 miles after leaving the motorway you will reach the Newby Bridge roundabout. Take the first exit for Barrow and then the first right turn over a bridge and past the Swan Hotel. Lakeside is sign-posted three miles along this road on the right.

​Directions by Rail:
South Lakeland is linked to all mainline services. The nearest station is at Grange-Over-Sands which is connected with the stations of Lancaster and Carnforth on the West Coast Line making it an easy destination from London, Scotland, or continental Europe. It is also possible to reach Lakeside from the east of Britain by taking the picturesque Leeds to Lancaster line that also connects at Carnforth. From Grange-Over-Sands station, road transport to Lakeside is required from Grange.

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