Start of a trail race at the Keswick mountain Festival

Trail-tastic weekend awaits runners at Keswick Mountain Festival

Adidas TERREX Runs offer a range of distances and courses for all

From roadmap out of lockdown to trails around Derwentwater, runners will be heading towards the Lake District this September (10th-12th) for some off-road action as part of a busy weekend at the Keswick Mountain Festival. They will be up hills and down trails as they complete 5K, 10K, Half Marathon or 50K in the Adidas TERREX Runs. 

The Adidas TERREX Runs are a popular part of the festival with their beautiful courses, friendly atmosphere and in the case of the 10K, a ferry ride to the start line courtesy of the Keswick Launch Company. They are ideal for any runner looking to make the transition from tarmac or who wants to enter a trail race this autumn instead of a big city road race. There is a 5K for the speedster and at the other end of the scale, a 50K Ultra Marathon for the endurance athlete. This is also a UTMB qualifying race (2 points).  

With the Half Marathon, start waves are used, based on ability, that group runners with others of a similar pace as well as reducing any bottlenecks on the course. There is a similar system in the 5K with three start waves: the first is for juniors followed by a second for ‘speedy’ runners and the third for those looking to take it steady. 

The entry fee for each of the four distances includes an event T-shirt, free photograph and one concert ticket – the latter granting access to live music on that day (Saturday or Sunday). 

Organised by Durty Events, the Keswick Mountain Festival is child-friendly and dog-friendly with a variety of things to see and do. There are food and drink stalls, exhibitors, a skills camp, taster activities and sports events such as the Adidas TERREX Runs along with cycle sportives, hiking, triathlons and open water swims. 

For more information about this, the Adidas TERREX Runs and to enter, visit the Keswick Mountain Festival website.  

Image courtesy of Paul Mitchell (Wildman Media)

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