Kendal Mountain Festival 10K Runners

KMF 10K Open For Entries

The 2023 edition of the popular Kendal Mountain Festival 10K is now open for entries - be quick!

Entries have just opened for the hugely popular Kendal Mountain Festival 10K Trail Run, this year scheduled for 18 November. Once again all profits from the 10K will be donated to the crucial voluntary work of Kendal Mountain Rescue Team. In 2022, nearly £9,000 was raised.

This is your chance to take part in a rip-roaring trail run visiting the local landmarks used by the local running community. It is a well-established sell-out race, attracting nearly 1,000 trail runners each year.

Organisers said: "The route is pure trail running, strewn with natural obstacles (no arbitrary mud-baths or other obstacles required), just lots of great ascents, jaw-dropping vistas, some hard-packed and grassy trails and a great town centre finish."

Starting on closed roads, runners make their way out of the town centre up Beast Banks. It’s a steep start, utilising the same roads that the Tour of Britain cycle race finishes up. After 3K, the route starts weaving along the limestone escarpment of Scout Scar, with amazing views across Morecambe Bay and the Lyth Valley.

The run along the escarpment is punctuated by the crossing at Underbarrow Road, where there will be a simple water station. The run continues towards Cunswick Scar, before turning back across Kendal golf course, and descending the steep streets and ginnels back into the centre of Kendal.

The Kendal Mountain Festival itself, is a four day long event dedicated to sharing awe-inspiring, life-affirming stories from the world of outdoor adventure. Organisers promise to ‘take you on a journey to the wildest reaches of the globe through film, literature, speaker events, music, art, dance and parties’.

For more information visit the Kendal Mountain Festival 10K website.

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