Montane Trail 26 & Trail 13 Grizedale Forest

The first of the 2017 Trail 26 trail running events will take place from Grizedale Forest Visitor’s Centre. Situated close to Hawkeshead and nestled in between Coniston Water and Lake Windermere it provides the perfect venue to kick off your trail running New Year. 

Trail runners taking part in the Montane Trail 26 & Trail 13 Grizedale Forest

Free - £35
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The Montane Trail 26 & Trail 13 Grizedale Forest Course

You have a choice of two trail running events, The full marathon (Trail 26) or the half marathon (Trail 13). The course consists of 2 separate loops. The first loop is completed by both the Trail 26 and Trail 13 competitors. The second loop is for the Trail 26 competitors only. The course lay out makes it spectator friendly, as your supporters will get to see the marathon runners at the half way point as they pass back through the Visitors Centre, which also acts as the start and finish.

The route on the first loop is a mixture of gravel, trail path and fire roads which wind their way through the pine trees of Grizedale Forest, together with some open grassy sections which provide a stunning view of Coniston Water. 

The route on the second loop is more technical underfoot with more uneven terrain, boggy areas, open fields and some small sections of road. 

The Grizedale trail running course will be fully signed with bright yellow directional signs together with our famous “motivational quotes” to keep you going. 

There will be 3 feeding stations/checkpoints on the course. There will be one feed stop on the first loop for the Trail 26 and Trail 13 competitors, one at the Visitors Centre for the Trail 26 competitors (half way) and one on the second loop for the Trail 26 competitors.


How much to enter:

The cost to enter the Montane Trail 26 trail marathon is £35.

The cost to enter the Montane Trail 13 half marathon is £30.


Trail Kidz:

In addition to the Trail 26 trail race there will be a free Trail Kidz 1k trail running event for children taking place at 9am, with medals for all finishers. You will have enough time to run with your children before taking part in the main event! There is no online registration for this event. You will need to register your child(ren) on the day at the Trail Kidz Registration Tent.


Your entry fee includes:

Your pay and display car parking fee

A bespoke technical t-shirt

A bespoke finishers medal

Event Location: Grizedale Visitor Centre, Hawkshead , Ambleside, LA22 0QJ