An ultra running event based in the vast expanse of Kielder Water & Forest Park, Northumberland…from lakeshore to heather moorland, beautiful trails & superb scenery.
82k & 50k Route Options…
The Park spans 600 square kilometres and is home to the largest forest in England and the largest man-made lake in northern Europe. The area features mile upon mile of purpose-built trails including forest walks, woodland singletrack and heather clad moorland. Add to this a few little unique features & this will be an ultra trail run like no other…..the perfect way to explore this amazing area.
These will be fully marked so no navigation experience necessary.
82km: Encompassing all the fantastic highlights from both routes. The course incorporates a unique blend of some of the more remote areas of the forest and also the main attractions.
50km: This is a superb route whether you are looking to complete your first ultra or an experienced runner. The course is one loop encircling Kielder Water, incorporating the tranquil Lewisburn Valley, Kielder Observatory and Skyspace, Kielder Castle, Bakethin Reservoir nature reserve, Kielder Viaduct, Bellingburn Valley & sections of the Lakeside Way. The route also climbs onto open moorland on a number of occasions to offer stunning panoramic views over the whole of Kielder Water and across to the Scottish Border.
UTMB Points: If you’re looking to collect points for the UTMB these will be qualifying events.
“The whole experience was one of the best days running I’ve ever had and reminded me why I love the sport of ultra-running. To get the win was amazing but the support and friendships made were beyond doubt the highlight of the day. Thanks to the team, fantastic and professional organisation and a route that will live long in the memory”
Professionally run event, qualified and experienced personel at various checkpoints, qualified medical support, online registration, fully marked routes, route maps, commemorative race t-shirt and unique finishers medal, refreshments at finish, hydration and feed stations, on site catering, event photography, toilets.
£45 – 50k
Read Simon Pryde’s review of the 2014 edition HERE.