The Montane Lakeland 50 & 100: 26-28 July, 2024

The Lakeland 100 ‘Ultra Tour of the Lake District’ is the most spectacular long-distance trail race ever held within the UK. The circular route encompasses the entirety of the Lakeland fells, includes approximately 6300 meters of ascent, and consists almost entirely of public bridleways and footpaths. The route starts in Coniston and heads south before completing a clockwise loop that takes in the Dunnerdale fells, Eskdale, Wasdale, and Buttermere before arriving in Keswick. From here, the route heads to Matterdale and continues over to Haweswater before returning via Kentmere, Ambleside, and Elterwater to the finish at Coniston

2024 is the 17th annual edition of the Montane Ultra Tour of the Lake District. Racers compete non-stop across two course distances: 100 miles (Lakeland 100) and 50 miles (Lakeland 50), taking in the picturesque yet unforgiving terrain of one of the UK's most famous national parks, the Lake District. The Lakeland 100, also known as the ‘Ultra Tour of the Lake District,’ is a formidable challenge with its diverse and rigorous landscapes.

Conditions will vary from hour to hour, with competitors needing to carry essential kit at all times. Bodies will be battered, spirits will be tested, and those who cross the finish line in Coniston will earn their status and become legends. The journey along the Lakeland 100 route or the equally challenging Lakeland 50 is not just a race; it's a testament to human endurance and a celebration of the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Lake District. Embrace the challenge, conquer the trails, and become part of the legacy of the Montane Ultra Tour of the Lake District.

Lakeland 100

26th July | 100 Miles | 6,856m Ascent
A circular loop route of the Lakes, starting and finishing in Coniston.

Lakeland 50

27th July | 55 Miles | 3,069m Ascent
Starts in Dalemain and finishes in Coniston. Picks up the second half of the ML100.

Crash Course Video

Meet Harry, James & Tehillah as they get up close and personal with the Lakeland 50 & 100 - your chance to get a unique insight into the world of ultras
The Story Behind

The Story Behind

The UK’s premier trail run in the Lake District is not only helping inspire more people to achieve great things, it’s also giving back to local places and people. We chat with race founder and director Marc Lathwaite to find out more.

How to Pack for the Montane Lakeland 100

Montane Athlete Marcus Scotney runs you through his kit for the Lakeland 100, how he'll load his running pack and what's going into her drop bag at Dalemain.
24 Week 50 Mile Ultra Training Guide

24 Week 50 Mile Ultra Training Guide

For more experienced runners eager to take things to the next level this year, we’ve teamed up with #TeamMontane Lakes-based ultra running coach Howard Dracup, to bring you a 3-part training programme designed specifically for the Lakeland 50. Split into 3 key training blocks, using Howard's training, we aim to get you to the start line at Dalemain feeling fit, healthy, and mentally ready to push your performance on this iconic ultra challenge.

Race Facts

Race Facts

  • The race is now celebrating its 17th year (2024)
  • The Montane Lakeland is one of the premier endurance trail races in the world
  • It is a non-stop 105 mile and 55 mile ultra tour of the Lake District in the UK
  • There are 14 manned checkpoints along the route with around 400 supporting volunteers

  • The 105 mile ML100 starts and finishes in Coniston
  • The cut off time for racers to complete the course is 40 hours
  • 6,856m of ascent, which is the equivalent of 71 x the height of Big Ben in London
  • 60% of competitors drop out of the ML100 each year
  • Beth Pascal holds the women's course record of 21:29:36

  • The 55 mile ML50 starts in Dalemain and finishes in Coniston (covering the 2nd half of the ML100 route)
  • The cut off time for racers to complete the course is 24 hours
  • 3,069m of ascent, which is the equivalent of 10 x the height of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
  • Caspers Kaars Sijpesteijn holds the men's course record of 07:34:07
  • Katie Kaars Sijpesteijn hold the women's course record of 08:02:32