The 110km Ultimate Trails Challenge is a testing 110km ultra marathon course through some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in the Lake District. The tough, challenging course is worth 5 UTMB entry credit points and will certainly live up to it's billing as the most picturesque ultra marathon in the UK. The 110km route also includes 6 mountain passes, 5 lakes, 14,000 ft ascent/descent along with 10 memorable feed stations.
The 55km Ultimate Trails Challenge, utilises much of the final half of the 110km course, and is worth 3 UTMB entry credit point, for those wanting a shorter ultra marathon option
News : The 2016 event is now full and all entry has closed - start lists are now online
Starting and finishing in Ambleside, the 110km Ultimate Trails Challenge takes in a complete circuit of the central Lake District, along well marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways.
The 55km Ultimate Trails Challenge is designed for those wanting a shorter option, and is a great stepping stone into the world of Ultra running.
2015 Event Reviews
Jeff McCarthy – Pushing Beyond – My very first Ultra
Lucja Leonard – Pure Grit Required
Clare Smith – Beyond the Marathon
Dave Wise, TrekandRun.com
Chris Marritt - “Start at the beginning”
Nick Wishart – “All night and most of the day”
James Kirby - Photo blog
Paul Chrisp - Spartan Odyssey
Tom Pomfrett - The every day adventurers
Garry Cochrane - A long day out in the Lakes
Gail Cass - My 33 year journey to ultra runner
Emma Hill - A 55km amble through the South Lakes
Andrew Evans - A life in the day of an Ultra Runner
The start and finish arena will be quite a party, with entertainment, food stalls, trade and retail stands and PA commentary.
The course is fully waymarked and marshalled, with well stocked feed stations along the route. There are some great prizes on offer for the Race, and winners prizes in the veteran classes.