United Kingdom·May 27 - 29 2022
A trail race festival like no other. Choose from Mountain Marathon, Half, 10K - 5K & Kids 1 mile. +Yoga, live music, workshops & camping!SOLD OUT
27-29 May 2022, join us as we venture to Gatesgarth Farm in the Buttermere Valley region in the Lake District National Park. Nestled in the depths of a valley, this remote spot is the ideal playground for our trail race festival with direct access to the fells & surrounding idyllic countryside with lakes for a dip & refreshing soaks under waterfalls. Choose from Mountain Marathon, Trail Half Marathon, 10K, 5K & Kids 1 mile distances. All levels welcome! +Weekend Activities: 🧘 Vinyasa flow yoga & breathwork classes 🎤 Inspiring athlete speakers & adventure films ❄️ Ice bath experience 🏕️ Weekend camping, glamping, campervans 🌈 Workshops, live music & festival vibes! Location: Gatesgarth Farm, Buttermere, Lake District, CA13 9XA When: 27 - 29 May 2022 We have chosen to support the National Trust Charity in helping to preserve & restore local environments for everyone to enjoy.
From trail 5Ks to marathon, and even a mini runners 1 mile race, Trail Pursuit welcomes all levels of runner, and most importantly, anyone with a passion for the outdoors.
Get ready for a weekend of adventure! Sleep a stones throw from the start line & be at one with nature. Camping, glamping & campervans spots available.
Across the weekend enjoy guided yoga classes to help you relax & unwind.
Hear from athlete speakers who share stories on-stage. Everything from; mindset, to challenges, fuelling strategies & diversity in sport.
Explore innovative products from a range of brands in our events village. Everything from cutting edge nutrition, recovery products to performance apparel.
Enjoy a well-earned meal from a mix of healthy, wholesome & nutritious vendors.
Navigation is an essential building block to equip anyone for outdoor adventures, learn the key steps & develop your skills.
Celebrate your racing achievement with live bands & DJs!
The Lake District National Park is loved for its mountainous scenery offering miles and miles of wonderful trail running & hiking!
Guided breathwork classes led by Kay Lou. Use your breath consciously, to make positive change in the mind and body. It is single handedly the most effective self care tool that helps to alleviate stress, lower anxiety and overwhelm, control panic and burnout almost immediately - as well as optimising your athletic performance and enhancing your overall well-being.
Kick back & watch inspiring run & adventure films! If you or a friend have a short film to showcase please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Bring your four legged friends! We welcome dogs at least 1 years of age & to be kept on a lead throughout.
Take the hassle out of carrying your own gear & add a touch of comfort after your race. Classic & Luxury Bell Tents available for hire, please choose at checkout.
Race Registration will take place from 3-8pm on Friday 27th May. Race Registration will also be open between 7-8.45am on Saturday 28th May.
Look out for signs to the registration tents, they will be clearly signed!
Saturday 28 May:
Mountain Marathon: 08:00, Half Marathon: 09:00,
10K: 09:30, 5K: 10:00, Kids 1 mile: 14:00.
Please ensure all race numbers are visible to the marshals, as you will need to check in at each feed station on route. The courses will be fully marked and marshalled so no need for navigation and feed stations enroute.
There is no cut off times on these races, as we would rather people enjoy the run without any pressure of cut offs.
Across the weekend there will be a mix of yoga sessions to help you unwind.
Sessions will be led by our qualified yoga teachers, suitable for beginner & experienced yogies!
Our resident Breathwork Coach Kay Lou will be leading breathing sessions throughout the weekend to help you re-centre & elevate your senses.
Navigation classes will be led by a mix of partners. Brush up your orienteering skills & improve your map reading skills.
We are excited to welcome a number of inspiring athlete speakers to Trail Pursuit: Lake District!
Speakers discuss a variety of topics ranging from nutrition & fuelling, epic challenges, diversity & inclusion in sport & lots more.
Full line up of speakers to be announced soon.
What's a festival without adventure movies & popcorn?
On Friday 27 May we're hosting a run & adventure film screening, sit back, relax & enjoy!
If you or a friend have a running & adventure film please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
At Trail Pursuit, we believe in equality, adventure & celebrating each other! Kick back & enjoy the festival atmosphere & be proud of what you've just achieved.
There will be live music, an events village with a range of vendors, delicious food & drink & so much more!
Fully marked course
Fully chip timed
Finishers eco medal
Yoga all weekend
Nutrition by Mountain Fuel & Voom
Live film screening
Live music: bands & DJs
Inspiring athlete speakers
Navigation & Breathwork workshops
Official event photography
On-site first aid
On-site camping (with Race + Festival + Camping Ticket)
Drinks & snacks (extra)
Shower Pass (Valid Fri-Sun, £15)
Weekend Parking Pass (Valid Fri-Sun, £15)
Campervan Pass (Valid Fri-Sun, £55)
Farm Location: Gatesgarth Farm, Buttermere, Lake District, CA13 9XA
(Marathon & Half) - Waterproof jacket (taped seams) - Waterproof trousers (taped seams) - Spare base layer - Hat / Buff / Gloves - Emergency bag - Whistle - Fully charged mobile phone - High energy snacks - 500ml minimum liquid - Personal cup or bottle - Mini first aid kit 5km & 10km Kit List - Waterproof jacket (taped seams) - Spare base layer - Fully charged mobile phone - Personal cup or bottle
Event Location: Gatesgarth Farm, Buttermere, Lake District, CA13 9XA We are pleased to offer camping at Trail Pursuit: Lake District. Camping located next to the start line. Please note: - this is a basic campsite - fresh water tap & portaloos onsite - no electrical hookups available - no fire pits allowed We have x2 options when booking your race! 1) Book your Race & Festival Ticket (WITH CAMPING) 2) Book your Race & Festival Ticket (WITHOUT CAMPING) Glamping: We are pleased to offer Classic & Luxury Bell Tents. Please book these separately at checkout (2/4/6 person glamping available). No pets allowed inside.
As someone who primarily road runs in the city, getting out on the trail is my escape. It's more than just fresh air, it takes me to a healthy mental place.
Trail running has always been a form of complete escapism for me; it's exhilarating and challenging in equal measure but leaves you feeling accomplished and like you can tackle anything life throws your way!
Running for me is a daily reprieve from the pressures of daily life. I moved from the road into trail running about two years ago. Hitting the trails gives me a chance to reset my mind and reconnect with body whilst surrounded in beauty and nature.
Losing myself amongst nature on the trails has proven to be a lifeline, by lifting my spirits and improving my mental health. This sense of purpose is so important for me since I've had to reclaim the routes for my own... on wheels.
Trail running makes me a happier person, connects me with a nature, which I really enjoy. I feel wild and free when I'm on my trails 🙃
To me, trail running removes the playing field all together, it removes the boundaries that come from road running and allow you to feel a full sense of adventure and intimacy with the natural world. Going off the beaten path is where I feel alive, free and at my most inspired.
Trail Pursuit: Lake District takes place on Friday 27th - Sunday 29th May 2022.
Gatesgarth Farm, Buttermere, Lake District, CA13 9XA
Yes. Trail Pursuit is inclusive for beginner & experienced trail runners alike. However, for the mountain marathon we recommend you have adequate fell running & mountain experience under your belt as there are challenging technical parts.
A mix of terrain including hard packed trails, rocky elevated fells & bridleways ways, taking in panoramic views of the Lake District!
No, all routes are fully marked & marshalled so you can focus on the epic trail running.
Yes, the team at Trail Pursuit are available to answer your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note replies may be slower during busy periods, thank you for your patience.
Yes. All individual entrants for 5K through to marathon must be aged 17 or over. This is to comply with UK Athletics guidance. For the Kids 1 Mile race any age between 5 - 12 years old.
Absolutely! Sharing the experience is fully encouraged.
Includes: Your chosen race, chip timing, medical support & finishers eco medal. Plus yoga, athlete speakers, live music, workshops, adventure film screening, sports expo & x2 nights camping!
Includes: Your chosen race, chip timing, medical support & finishers eco medal. Plus yoga, athlete speakers, live music, workshops, adventure film screening, sports expo & NO CAMPING.
You can enter the festival site across the weekend however, cannot stay on-site.
Yes, please do this before the cut off date 30 days before the event. This is to ensure administration, timing & logistics are taken care of.
Absolutely. There are two ways to run for charity: sign up and then run for your chosen charity or in some cases charities have bought bundles of tickets in advance and will be advertising on their own website.
SATURDAY 28 MAY:
Half Marathon: 09:00
Kids 1 mile: 14:00
NB: An official warm up will take place approximately 15 minutes before the start of each race.
Everyone crossing the finish line will receive a Trail Pursuit: Lake District medal for the distance they have completed. These will be given out in the finish funnel area by one of our amazing community groups.
Kids 1 mile, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon & Mountain Marathon races have a range of prizes from our very generous sponsors. Prizes are provided for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd (Male/Female)
You will receive a confirmation via email after you purchase your ticket.
Our qualified yoga, breathwork & navigation teachers will lead sessions across the weekend. Exact times to be confirmed.
Included in your RACE + FESTIVAL + CAMPING ticket is x2 nights camping At Seathwaite Farm, Friday - Sunday.
Please bring your own tent & camping gear.
Yes, you're welcome to bring your camper! Please purchase your Campervan Pass separately at checkout.
Want to run & stay in your campervan? Choose RACE & FESTIVAL Ticket & also add the Campervan Pass.
Campervans will park in a separate field.
We are canicross friendly! Please ensure your dog is at least 1 year of age & confident around other dogs & humans. We kindly ask you keep them on a lead throughout & please pickup & dispose of their poop!
If Trail Pursuit races are cancelled for any reason, you will be credited to a re-scheduled date or deferred to the following year.
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