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40km | 2800m ascent | 1st June 2024 | Great Langdale | £110 (Early Bird)/£120/£130 | 08.00 Start | Max Allowed Time 10 hours

“The Scafell Sky Race is the most technical race I've ever done ... even tougher than Tromso! Emelie Forsberg would love it!" - Lucy Bartholomew


“Scafell Sky Race is a fantastic event, well organised and with a wonderful atmosphere from start to finish. The course is technically challenging but stunning. The Great Slab descent off Bowfell is absolutely thrilling!” - Kat Hutchinson, 2019, 2021, 2022

The Scafell Sky Race is a classic Lake District route that will test the speed and endurance of experienced and aspiring mountain runners.

With 40km of mountain terrain and 2800m of ascent, all on technical, single-track trails from start to finish, this makes this a classic skyrunning route to be reckoned with!

Starting at the centre of the Great Langdale Valley and the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, you will run over the Lakeland Fells, through Lakeland Valleys traversing over some of the most challenging trails in the central Lake District, including to the summit of England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike.


The fastest runners are expected to cross the finish line in under four hours. However our generous cut-off times mean that our final finishers have up to ten hours to make it back to race base, where you’ll be welcomed with a finisher’s meal and drink!

Scafell Sky Race was part of the Skyrunning UK series for 2018 and is a current qualifier for UTMB.

THERE IS NO VETTING IS REQUIRED ON SCAFELL SKY RACE


Included in your entry fee:

  • Fully marked course
  • One fully-supplied feed station and eight manned checkpoints
  • Post-race meal (vegan for all to enjoy)
  • A finishers’ Seed Bomb Medal - so when you have had enough if it, just plant it and wild flowers will grow!
  • Electronic timing & tracking from Open Tracking
  • A professional Safety Officer and supporting safety team
  • A professionally planned event delivered by an highly experienced team
  • A 'Tour de Force' of the Central Lakeland Fells, taking in the highest mountain in England
  • A World Class Sky Race
  • A ranking for Skyrunning UK, as the RAB SSR is part of the Skyrunner® National Series for the UK and Ireland
  • A great day out in the mountains with hard-to-earn adrenaline and endorphins ...


    Optional extras are available via SI Entries:

    • Scafell Sky Race quality cotton tee (available exclusively to race entrants, £30 each) - [design available to view online, prior to purchase]
    • Branded goat-bells for your support team (£25 each) [These are real 'alpine' goat bells made from solid brass]
    • Post-race massage (£25, with 25% donated to local school - Chapel Stiles)


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