Maverick Race heads north for a trail-running adventure in the stunning Lake District. With its rugged fells, stunning glacial ribbon lakes, market towns and historic literary associations, the Lake District is one of the most iconic locations in the UK.
The route starts in Grasmere and takes you on a rugged climb towards Easdale Tarn and then on to the impressive Stickle tarn, which is set in a wide bowl and overlooked by Pavey Ark and Harrison Stickle, these peaks once formed part of the rim of a wide volcano.
Continuing on your epic trail run you head back down the Cumbria way towards Greater Langdale where you follow the river and make your way towards Loughrigg Tarn. These trails are so incredibly stunning you will loose yourself in the ancient woodlands. Please note, there is no outpost on the Short route.
In true Maverick fashion the adventure isn’t over there is one final sting in the tail with a mighty climb to the top of Rydal Head, and the Fairfield Horseshoe. Soak up the incredible views from this famous summit and bask in the glory of your efforts, from here it’s a technical descent back to the venue in Grassmere where Friends, family and other Mavericks await your arrival. All 4 routes are gnarly and you'll expect some hard climbs, techincal descents and epic views. If you're looking for a challenging run, with a taste into proper mountain running...this is the one for you!
We are proud to be supporting Fix the Fells, with £1 from every entry going towards helping to maintain these wonderful trails.
We look forward to seeing you toe the line on this incredible route.
Grasmere Lakeland Sports & Shows,
Ultra: 52 km
Long: 44 km
Middle: 26 km
Short: 14 km
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Stunning varied terrain, from steep rocky climbs and very technical descents.
Online entry closes on Wednesday 6th September 2023 at 12:00 noon. On the day entries will be available if the event is not sold out.
All entries are subject to a small booking fee.
Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult.
Enter any 3 races from any series, or 3 entries into this event, and get 20% off
We have 4 routes for you to choose from. Please select carefully - the X-Series is not for the faint-hearted. You can expect up to 4 on-course hydration and nutrition outposts provided by Precision Fuel & Hydration. There will also be prizes for the winners of each distance, male and female.
These are in place for your safety and apply to the Ultra & Long route only. If you do not get to these points in time you will have to be collected as we don’t believe you will finish the route in time. Your safety is our priority. The below time allows you 11 hours to complete the route.
Start: Grasmere Showground (0km), 08:00
OP1: Stickle Barn (13.5km), 11:20
OP2: Skelwith Bridge (21.5km), 12:30
OP3: Rydal Hall (28.5km), 13:50
OP4: Kirkstone Pass (38.5km), 15:30
Finish: Grasmere Showground (52km), 19:00
In our quest to make this season plastic-free, we ask that you run with a reusable cup or bottle. Hydrapak Speed Cups are available to purchase at each event and online.
If for any reason you wish to transfer out from an event we are happy to do this, but once only. You may transfer to any event listed on our website or even change to a higher value event and pay the difference. We cannot action any transfers or refunds for an event that has sold out.
The last day to transfer out of an event is the Monday before event day (5 days before the event), please email us on email@example.com with the name of the event you would like to move to. We are not able to move you out of an event if you contact us after this day
Choose your route carefully. The distance and elevation gain should give you some indication as to how easy/hard each route is, as well as showing you where the tougher climbs are.
In an effort to keep our trails clean and preserve the nature around us, we’re aiming to keep out outposts cup free. Please bring a cup or bottle to re-fill.Get a Maverick Speedcup