It has been a long time coming and finally, the UK & Ireland have race taking place, the SCAFELL SKY RACE will take place June 5th and it looks like the weather will provide everyone a great day in a stunning part of the world.
Needless to say, the past 12 to 18-months has been a trying time for everyone and although a return to racing is welcome, we must all respect some changes moving forward, at least for 2021.
A Lake District journey that will test the speed and endurance of experienced and aspiring mountain runners, Scafell Sky Race is played out on technical and single-track.
40km of mountain terrain and 3000m ascent make this a classic skyrunning route to be reckoned with. Runners summit England’s highest mountain en-route and traverse some of the most challenging trails in the central Lake District. The circular route allows you to run from the centre of the Great Langdale Valley, with the events centre based in front of the New dungeon Ghyll Hotel.
“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.” – Charlie Sproson, RD lakesskytrail.com
“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.
While the future of the 2021 racing season looks promising, each race in the UK & Ireland Series is currently navigating government guidelines and abiding by restrictions as and when required.
As a runner, please respect guidelines and understand that mask requirements, social distancing and other required protocols are in place for the safety of you, those around you and the racing team that comprises of volunteers who are giving their time so you can race!
We hope YOU ALL have a great day of competition, it’s good to be back!
Race Website HERE