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The event will return on 18th to 22nd April 2020. sign up to newsletter here.

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We want to make this the best Ultra you have ever done. We can’t take credit for the route, this is down to Alfred Wainwright – but he got it right, which is why it is Britain’s most popular long distance path.

  • Registration for both the Lakes Traverse and Northern Traverse will be on Saturday morning 18th April 7am to 8am in the sports hall at St Bees School
  • There will be a short race briefing for both events at 8.00am in the sports hall at St Bees School
  • Race Start for the Northern Traverse is at 9.00am prompt
  • Race Start for the Lakes Traverse is at 9.30am prompt
  • During March / April 2020 we will be running a webinar for participants (1hr) which will include a presentation of the route, where you are likely to encounter problems / opportunities (food!). There will also be a chance to ask questions. Note this is only available for those registered to do the event. It is not mandatory but highly recommended.
  • Event maps will be posted out approx two weeks before the event. There will not be a route book.

There are railway stations at St Bees (start), Penrith and Whitby – regular public transport from finish of Lakes Traverse (Shap to Penrith) and Northern Traverse (Robin Hoods Bay to Whitby)

Fee includes:
Live tracking and event portal
Event Maps
Event Top
Well-stocked feed stations with hot food

Entry Fees

Entry for both the Northern Traverse and Lakes Traverse 2020 to open on 7th January 2019

Northern Traverse

Entry List

  • Early Entry 7th Jan to 14th Oct 2019 £450
  • Normal Entry 15th Oct to 31st Jan – £550
  • Late Entry 1st Feb to 30th March – £650

Lakes Traverse

Entry List

  • Early Entry 7th Jan to 14th Oct 2019 £95
  • Normal Entry 15th Oct to 31st Jan – £120
  • Late Entry 1st Feb to 30th March – £140

Cut offs!

Cut offs are generally a dirty word in ultra running, but we do have some generous cut offs in place. For this event, the cut offs are based on 4km/hr, plus 1hr per 1000m of ascent.

Lakes Traverse – You must have left the feed stations by the following times:

  • Rosthwaite (Saturday 10pm)
  • Patterdale (Sunday 5am)
  • Shap (Sunday 2pm)

Northern Traverse Cut offs – assume stopping for no more than 5 hrs every 24 hours.

  • Rosthwaite (Saturday 11pm)
  • Patterdale (Sunday 10.30am)
  • Shap (Sunday 6pm)
  • Kirkby Stephen (Monday 6am)
  • Richmond (Tuesday 4.30am)
  • Lion Inn Blakely Ridge (Wednesday 4.30am)
  • Robin Hoods Bay (Wednesday Midnight)

Waymarkings

This event is not waymarked, and you should have mountain and map/compass skills. We don’t object to the use of GPS units as back up. GPS must not be your sole means of navigation for this event.

Weather

This route takes in the high fells of the Lake District, and remote (yet high) paths and tracks in the Dales – for Open Adventure to cancel or to change the route it would have to be as a result of significant weather that would put those who have prepared and wearing the right clothing at significant risk.

Runners need to have the appropriate skills and kit for safe travel on foot through the fells in inclement conditions. You have plenty of time to hone your skills!

Please note, if extremely high winds are forecast we may invoke an alternative route and in this event no refund will be given.

ITRA Points

The Northern Traverse has been awarded 6 ITRA endurance points.
The Lakes Traverse has been awarded 4 ITRA endurance points.

Both events have been registered with the UTMB

In the event they are awarded we will submit the results within 10 days of the event. Please note that this event (and any other ITRA sanctioned event) could have the points changed or revoked if the route changes e.g. due to weather. It is very unlikely but it could happen.

Food

You can expect hot food and plenty of it at the key checkpoints on the route. There will be no rationing of this food. However we are not expecting anyone to walk out the door with a loaf of bread! We will contact you prior to the event to check for any special dietary requirements; by that we don’t mean a particular brand of pate, rather vegan / gluten intolerance etc.

Food on Lakes Traverse & Northern Traverse. There will be an additional feed station at Rosthwaite and Shap for the Lakes Traverse finish

The food listed below is now up to date for 2018 and maybe revised for 2020

Rosthwaite

Leek & Potato or Carrot & Coriander Soup (gf/veg)
Baguette & rolls
Sandwich filling selection
Savoury snacks – mini sausage & cheese + onion rolls, mini savoury eggs, vegan bites
Fruit (fresh)
Crisps &Tortilla chips
Mini Danish selection
Jam + peanut butter
Selection of cakes
Drinks – Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milk, squash,coke

Patterdale

Leek & Potato or Carrot & Coriander Soup (gf/veg)
Joes’s veg/gf/vegan chilli
Bread and pittas
Baked spuds – cheese, beans, tuna + mayo
Porridge pots, selection of cereals
Fruit (fresh and tinned)
Bacon & eggs
Rice pudding & Custard, Yougurts
Jam + peanut butter
Selection of cakes
Drinks – Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milk, squash,coke

Shap

Pasta & Pasta Sauce
Leek & Potato or Carrot & Coriander Soup (gf/veg)
Bread rolls, baguettes
Sandwich fillings
Porridge pots, selection of cereals
Fruit (fresh and tinned)
Bacon & eggs
Rice pudding & Custard & yougurts
Jam + peanut butter
Selection of cakes
Drinks – Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milk, squash, coke

Kirkby Stephen

Joe’s Meat and veggie lasagne
Pizza
Leek & Potato or Carrot & Coriander Soup (gf/veg)
Bread & rolls
Bacon  & eggs
Crisps & nuts
Porridge pots, selection of cereals
Fruit (fresh and tinned)
Yogurts
Rice pudding & Custard
Jam + peanut butter
Selection of cakes
Drinks – Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milk, squash,coke

Richmond

Sausage Casserole – veg/gf/vegan
Sandwiches selection of fillings
Bacon & eggs
Selection of savoury nibbles
Selection of cereals
Yogurts
Fruit (fresh and tinned)
Rice pudding
Selection of cakes
Drinks – Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milk, squash, coke

Lion Inn Bar

Meal from the pub if open and serving

Leek & Potato or Carrot & Coriander Soup (gf/veg)
Joes’s veg/gf/vegan chilli
Bread and pittas
Cheese & beans
Bacon & eggs
Porridge pots, selection of cereals
Fruit (fresh and tinned)
Rice pudding &custard
Jam & peanut butter
Selection of cakes
Drinks – Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milk, squash, coke

Robin Hoods Bay

Fish and chips if open and serving

Soup – selection
Pizza – variety of toppings
Bread & rolls
Baked spuds with selection of toppings
Bacon & eggs
Selection of cereals & Porridge pots
Fruit (fresh & tinned)
Yogurts,
Rice pudding
Jam & peanut butter
Selection of cakes
Drinks – Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milk, squash, coke

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