Keswick Mountain Festival

Keswick, Cumbria, United Kingdom
17-19 May, 2024 (Fri - Sun)
Event size: 1000 - 4999 participants (Max 300 participants)

Triathlon

400 m, 3.6 km, 5 km, 18 km, 25 km, 72 km

Trail running

5 km, 10 km, 20 km, 25 km, 50 km

Swimming

750 m, 1500 m, 3.6 km

Cycling

72 km, 100 km

Walking

18 mi

Adventure race

About the event

The Keswick Mountain Festival is an incredible event that brings together a mix of outdoor activities, world-class speakers, sporting events, music and camping in the stunning Lake District. Featuring a variety of sports (trail running, triathlon, swimming, cycling, and hiking) and entertainment for all ages and abilities, this family-friendly festival is sure to delight and inspire. All tickets for the sporting events include either a Friday or Saturday festival ticket, which includes access to live music and the Festival Village activities. Don't miss out on the unique experience that is the Keswick Mountain Festival!

Races offered by this event

Skiddaw Mountain Run

17 May, 2024 (Fri) - 16:30
Trail running
20 km
1070 m of elevation gain
Solo
On site
Trail

3 Peaks Hike - Saturday

18 May, 2024 (Sat) - 07:30
Walking
18 mi
1000 m of elevation gain
Solo
On site
Trail

Sprint Triathlon Relay

18 May, 2024 (Sat) - 08:00
Triathlon
Relay
On site
  • Swimming
    400 m
    Lake
    Timed
  • Cycling
    18 km
    Road
    Timed
  • Trail running
    5 km
    Trail
    Timed

Sprint Triathlon Solo

18 May, 2024 (Sat) - 08:00
Triathlon
Solo
On site
  • Swimming
    400 m
    Lake
    Timed
  • Cycling
    18 km
    Road
    Timed
  • Trail running
    5 km
    Trail
    Timed

Aquasphere Derwentwater Point to Point Swim

18 May, 2024 (Sat) - 08:45
Swimming
3.6 km
Solo
On site
Lake

The Keswick Conqueror (3 individual events in 2 days)

18 May, 2024 (Sat) - 08:45
Triathlon
3 Stages
Solo
On site
  • Swimming
    3.6 km
    Lake
    Timed
  • Trail running
    25 km
    Trail
    Timed
  • Cycling
    72 km
    Road
    Timed

Half Marathon Trail Run

18 May, 2024 (Sat) - 11:00
Trail running
25 km
866 m of elevation gain
The 25km Trail Race is graded ‘Hard’ and sits almost halfway between the 10km & 50km routes in difficulty, ascent & terrain you run on. Technical, fast flowing & rugged trails take you around Derwent Water and the Borrowdale Valley with the Watendlath Valley thrown in for good measure.

Want more than the 10k, but not up for the 50k Ultra Marathon, then enter the 25k. It will test you to your limit or get you set for longer trails later in the season.
Solo
On site
Trail
Hilly
Single loop
Timed
Rural
Mountain range
Mud
Forest
Seaside / Lakeside

Aquasphere Derwent Isle Swim

18 May, 2024 (Sat) - 12:00
Swimming
1500 m
Solo
On site
Lake

5k Trail Race

18 May, 2024 (Sat) - 13:00
Trail running
5 km
100 m of elevation gain
Graded ‘Easy’, this 5km Trail Race is for everyone, from the young to those more mature in years. The 5km is fast and furious from the word go or take it as easy as you like, its your enjoyment that counts!
This low level fast paced race is open to all abilities, come and have a go at the records or enjoy with all the family.

Wave 1 (1.20pm), Juniors. Open to 12 – 17 years olds (on day of race)
Wave 2 (2pm), Speedy. This is for those aiming to finish within 30 mins (male) or 35 mins (female). If that’s your aspiration, or you know its your time, this is the wave to enter.
Wave 3 (3pm), Easy. Enjoy an easy paced race or chase your PB without being psyched out by the serious faces on the ‘Speedy Wave’. Juniors aged 10+ years who want to run with an adult can enter this wave too, but must be with an adult at all times.
Solo
On site
Trail
Flat
Single loop
Timed
Rural
Mountain range
Mud
Forest
Seaside / Lakeside

Aquasphere Derwent Bay Swim

18 May, 2024 (Sat) - 14:00
Swimming
750 m
Solo
On site
Lake

50k Trail Race

19 May, 2024 (Sun) - 06:00
Trail running
50 km
1995 m of elevation gain
The 50km Ultra Marathon Trail Race is graded ‘Very Hard’. This ultra marathon distance race is not for the faint hearted.
The Ultra 50k is fast becoming a classic in the calendar. This fantastic course takes in some of the best trails and views that the Watendlath, Borrowdale, Butteremere and Newlands valleys have to offer. You don’t need to be an elite runner to complete the course, but make sure you have done the training required, as it can be a tough day out!

The course is a mixture of wide open trails, single track (fast & technical), big long ascents & fast technical descents, open valley running and very remote trails around the back of the Buttermere, Crummock Water and Newlands Valley’s. It takes in remote locations that you will not have run in before. Expect to be blown away by the views of the 4 valleys we take you through & overwhelmed by the quality of running you will be immersed in. This race is not only tough, but is also one of the most scenic races of its type in the Lake District, taking mountains and lowlands in its stride offering you one of the best trail running experience in the country!
Solo
On site
Trail
Extreme
Single loop
Timed
Rural
Mountain range
Mud
Forest
Seaside / Lakeside

Keswick 8 Peaks Hike - Sunday

19 May, 2024 (Sun) - 06:30
Walking
18 mi
1350 m of elevation gain
Solo
On site
Trail

2 Peaks Hike - Sunday

19 May, 2024 (Sun) - 08:30
Walking
18 mi
Solo
On site
Trail

The Cocker Hoop Sportive

19 May, 2024 (Sun) - 08:30
Cycling
72 km
650 m of elevation gain
Solo
On site
Road

Back O’ Skiddaw Cycle Sportive

19 May, 2024 (Sun) - 08:30
Cycling
100 km
1625 m of elevation gain
Solo
On site
Road

5H Adventure Race

19 May, 2024 (Sun) - 08:30
Adventure race
Solo
On site
  • Trail running
    Trail
  • Mountain biking
    Trail

10K Trail Run

19 May, 2024 (Sun) - 09:00
Trail running
10 km
1790 m of elevation gain
Solo
On site
Trail

10k Trail Race

19 May, 2024 (Sun) - 09:00
Trail running
10 km
330 m of elevation gain
The 10km Trail Race is graded ‘Moderate’, this means to all, whether you want to cruise round it as your introduction to trail running or race it at the front end. The course is beautiful and interesting from the word go.

The start is located halfway down Derwent Water and is accessed from the Keswick Mountain Festival events centre, Crow Park, by a scenic ride on one of the Keswick Launch Company’s boats. This is included in the entry price of the race.

The course is a mixture of wide-open trails through amazing woodland, a little single track, a few short and sharp hills, some road & fields to finish. If you’re new to trail running then this is the course for you, being a short distance with a small amount of ascent. Expect amazing running in some of the Lake Districts best trail running country along the shores of Derwent Water & under the fellside flank of the famous Catbells.
Solo
On site
Trail
Hilly
Single loop
Timed
Rural
Mountain range
Mud
Forest
Seaside / Lakeside

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