Lakeland Trails - Staveley
Starting and finishing at Staveley Recreation Ground (LA8 9LN), the NEW! 5km Kentmere Sport Trail, 10km Kentmere Trail Run, 17km Kentmere Trail Race and 17km Kentmere Trail Challenge courses follow well marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways, taking in panoramic views of most of the southern Lakeland fells.
Fun Runs and Kids Events in 2020
As the name suggests a fun run is a non competitive and in many cases are designed for children to take part in, though there are also plenty for adults to enjoy too. Because no one is keeping score, these races have a much more relaxed attitude and as such many will have a theme or element to them that makes them very unique compared to usual races.
You may see many fun races where people dress up in costume and run the entire race that way – it’s all part of what makes these runs fun! More recently Colour Runs such as the Wiggle Color Vibe have become very popular amongst first time runners as they offer short distances whilst keeping things relaxed and fun.
Training for a fun running can vary a lot depending on what elements the race has to it – as such you should find out all the info you can well in advance and then tailor your training to what you need to do on the day. As mentioned though many of these races are designed with kids in mine so you may just wish to go down to one and have a great family day out at an event such as the Big Fun Run
Kids Fun Run
These types of event are fantastic for children and alot of providers offer reduced entry prices for them too. Look out for ones that allow fancy dress, they will always appeal more to children if they can run as their favorite super hero or cartoon character!
Fun Runs for Charity
There are plenty of runs where you can also raise money for a charity, you can use our charity filter in the left search to find charities that support events. They will normally set you a fundraising amound and even give you sponsorship forms to help track any money raised.
The trail climbs out from Staveley above the Kentmere valley, before returning along the valley itself past idyllic tarns and through ancient woodland, climbing Reston Scar before the descent back into Staveley village. Underfoot conditions are quite variable and there's a bit of everything! Short sections of tarmac, grassy footpaths, stony bridleways with some stiles to climb over near the end, all add to the unique nature of the event.
A carnival atmosphere is guaranteed for both spectators and competitors, with live music, race commentary, food and drink all available at the start and finish. So, whether you're new to trail running, an experienced athlete, or simply looking for an unforgettable day out in the Lake District, a family-friendly, festival atmosphere and some amazing trail running awaits you!
Multi Entry : 2018 Early Bird Bulk Entry Offers : Season Ticket (8 events) - from only £180; Spring Series (3 events) - only £66; Sport Trail 5K Series (4 events) - only £50/£65; Autumn Series (4 events) - only £88
The early bird entry fee (£27) is available until 31st January, entry fee (£32) from 1st February
NEW! 5km Kentmere Sport Trail (£20, under 16's £15) Early Bird Entry Fee (until 31/01/18) - Start 11.15 - Enter Online
A shorter distance event for everyone over the age of 12, on a well marked and marshalled course, with graded runnable climbs and descents. There is a time limit of 1 3/4 hours and to enter you must be at least 12 years old.
10km Kentmere Trail Run (£27) Early Bird Entry Fee (until 31/01/18) - Start 11.00 - Enter Online
A shorter distance event for everyone over the age of 16, on a well marked and marshalled course, with graded runnable climbs and descents. There is a time limit of 2 hours and to enter you must be at least 16 years old.
17km Kentmere Trail Challenge (£27) Early Bird Entry Fee (until 31/01/18) - Start 13.00 - Enter Online
An event for less competitive runners and fitness walkers. If you want to take it easy and enjoy the views, this is the one for you. There is a time limit of 3 1/2 hours for the Challenge and to enter you must be at least 18 years old.
17km Kentmere Trail Race (£27) Early Bird Entry Fee (until 31/01/18) - Start 14.00pm - Enter Online
For the competitive runner, a well marked and marshalled course with fast, graded runnable climbs and descents for those used to off road running. There is a time limit of 2 1/2 hours for the Race and to enter you must be at least 18 years old.
Children's Fun Trails (£3) - Start 12.30 (Enter on the day)