The Montane Lakeland 50 & 100: 28-30 July, 2023

The Lakeland 100 ‘Ultra Tour of the Lake District’ is the most spectacular long distance trail race which has ever taken place within the UK. The circular route encompasses the whole of the lakeland fells, includes in the region of 6300m of ascent and consists almost entirely of public bridleways and footpaths. The route starts in Coniston and heads South before completing a clockwise loop which 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.

2023 is the 16th annual edition of the Montane Ultra Tour of the Lake District. Racers compete non-stop across two-course distances - 100 miles (ML100) and 50 miles (ML50), taking in the picturesque yet unforgiving terrain of one of the UK's most famous national parks, the Lake District.

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 that cross the finish line in Coniston will earn their status and become legends!

Lakeland 100

28th July | 100 Miles | 6,856m Ascent
A circular loop route of the Lakes, starting and finishing in Coniston.

Lakeland 50

29th July | 55 Miles | 3,069m Ascent
Starts in Dalemain and finishes in Coniston. Picks up the second half of the ML100.

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.

Join the Virtual Lakeland challenge

Looking for some motivation to help get you moving this month? Become a #VirtualLegend with the help of this online challenge. You can take on either Lakeland distance over the course of 2 weeks, at a cost of just £20. Even better? All profits go to charity.

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

RACE FACTS

  • The race is now celebrating its 16th year (2023)
  • 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


ML100
  • 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


ML50
  • 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

Lakeland Kit Unboxing with Montane Athletes

Montane Athletes Mark Kerry and Debbie Martin-Consani unbox kit required for the Lakeland 50 & 100

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