Jun 08 2019
Scafell Sky Race
Length: 40 km
Location: Central Lake District
40km with 3500m ascent | June 8th 2019 | Based in Great Langdale | Entries Open - 1st November 2018
“The Scafell Sky Race is the most technical race I've ever done ... even tougher than Tromso! Emelie Forsberg would love it!" Lucy Bartholomew, 2017.
40km of mountain terrain and 3500m ascent: Scafell Sky Race is played out on technical, single-track trails from start to finish. It’s a Lake District journey that will test the speed and endurance of experienced and aspiring mountain runners.
Scafell Sky Race was the UK National Team qualifying race for the Skyrunning World Championships 2018, based in Scotland at the Skyline Scotland events.
“No other race has ever made me whoop and grin so much ... beautifully technical and full of great little route-choice surprises” Lianna B, 2017
40km of technical singletrack and scree make this a classic skyrunning route to be reckoned with. The circular 'newly designed' route allows you to run from the iconic National Trust's Stickle Barn over Lakeland Fells and through Lakeland Valleys, whilst you summit England’s highest mountain on route and traverse some of the most challenging trails in the central Lake District.
With sections of scree and light scrambling thrown in, Scafell Sky Race is a serious test of nerve, skill and endurance. Entries are vetted for race & mountain experience and so to take on this challenge you should be confident moving solo across highly technical mountain terrain.
The fastest runners will cross the finish line in under five hours. Realistic cut-off times mean that our final finishers have up to eleven hours to make it back to race base, where you’ll be welcomed with a hearty finisher’s meal and your own bottle of limited edition Scafell Sky Race cider, produced locally by Cowmire Hall.
Scafell Sky Race is part of the Skyrunning UK series for 2019.
Latest Race ReportBad Weather Decisions At The Scafell Sky Race
The weather came, 201 runners from 10 different nations arrived and set off in tough conditions, the events team had tough decisions to be