Top five events for this weekend 19th - 20th March

If you're looking for a last minute event to get your teeth in to this weekend then check out our top five events for the upcoming weekend. We've got running, cycling, obstacle walking events as well as a Kid's event too - all ready for you to check out and make your weekend more exciting. 

top weekend events

Snowdon Trek Weekend

Sat 19th March, 07:00

This is a massive walk - at 1085m Mount Snowdon is the highest mountain in wales and this trek offers some of the best views you could ever hope to see. This 17 mile adventure will take you to the peak of Snowdon as well as other mountains in and around the valleys of the National Park. The weekend is spread across two days with the first being something of a warm up where you will traverse the Glyderau which sits in the center of the park. You will then walk along a variety of the other mountains followed by a well deserved feast and preparation for the big climb. 

Day two starts early and you will be taken right to the summit of Mount Snowdon. You should reach this within about two hours and then have plenty of rest time to enjoy the view before you begin your descent back down. The Welsh name for Snowdon is Yr Wyddfa and it is apparently the burial ground for a mythical giant - can you defeat it?

Find out more here.

Cleveland Survival

Sat 19th March, 08:00

The Cleveland Survival is a orienteering course that will have you attempting to complete all 26 miles within a 12 hour time limit. The event is a friendly - rather than competing against people your only competition is the clock! This year they have also introduced a 13 mile version too for anyone new or just looking for a smaller event. You are provided a series of checkpoints that you have to identify via grid reference and description and you are to follow each one is a certain order to get them all. 

This event also helps fund the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team which is great cause and really helps those guys to help you! 

Find out more here.

The Black Legend Sportive

Sun 20th March, 08:00

This sportive is an exciting ride that will take you along the most sacred hill in the Wiltshire Berkshire Border. The Black Legend is a tale of forbidden love, passion and murder all payed out on the top of that hill. This sportive will take you along three routes that all follow quiet country lanes allowing you to soak in the countryside. 

There are three courses to choose from - Epic (80 miles), Standard (65 miles) or Short (45 miles) depending on the kind of challenge you are after.

Find out more here.

The Royal British Legion Major Series - North

Sun 20th March, 09:30

The Major Series is a fun and friendly obstacle race full of hills, mud, water and more - all designed to give you the best challenge possible. There is a 5k or 10k version depending on what you're after, and the course is full of some of the Major's best troops who will give you hand or maybe challenge. The North challenge takes place in the grounds of Bramham Park ear leads and the estate itself is quite a sight - which is perfect contract to the mud and woods you will be running through. 

This is the muddiest course of all the Major's events, so you best come prepared!

Find out more here.

Lakeland Trails in Cartmel - Children's Fun Trails

Sun 19th March, 12:30

These fun runs are all designed for kids under 12 - bringing a carnival atmosphere for both spectators and competitors with music, food drink and more available to give the kids a real fun day of fitness and excitement. 

Find out more here.


So that's our top picks for this weekend - are you attending them? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter!