Lake District Grand Tour 400 – LDGT 400

18 September 2023 - 24 September 2023
Keswick, uk
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mountains race
400 KM
7 days
100 Runners
Difficulty:    Expert
ENTRY FEE:    675 gbp

The Lake District Grand Tour 400 is a spectacular 400 km/250 mile ultra trail race in the Lake District. This roller coaster route with around 17,000 m+ / 55,800 ft+ elevation gain explores every corner of the National Park – It crosses 30 mountain passes, links all 13 valleys, visits 10 of the 16 lakes, has only 42 km / 26 miles of tarmac and has even less flat running.

Scenic trails, dramatic scenery and breathtaking views are the rewards for completing the LDGT 400. But be warned – it’s a tough route that will really test your mental strength, your physical endurance, and how well you cope with sleep deprivation and other personal challenges. The LDGT 400 is an unforgiving race for the ill-prepared.

Race Details

Date: 18–24 September 2023

Distance: 400 km/250 miles

Ascent: 17,000m/55,800ft

Waymarked: No

Time Limit: 150 Hours

Aid Stations: 30

Life Bases: 5

Number of Runners: 100

Entries Open: 1 August 2022

Entry Fee: £675

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Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

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Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat)

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Experienced runners who have completed at least 4 ultras in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

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Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

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Runners who have completed at least one ultra in last 6 months or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

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First ultra event. Runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running (>26 miles) in the last 6 months.