Tour de Helvellyn
A classic winter mountain run, traditionally run on the shortest Saturday in December. The route starts at Askham and runs around Helvellyn, predominately on mountain trails and bridleways, but climbing to a height of nearly 600m, and a distance of around 38 miles.
- A winter run of this type is tough and requires good navigational skills, experience and self reliance.
- The event is ‘low key’ with minimal support and all participants will need to be suitably experienced and equipped.
The route remains as per the original; a tough circuit around Helvellyn starting and finishing at Askham on the edge of the Lakes. The distance is 38 miles with several thousand feet of ascent and descent. The terrain is tough mountain trails and so fell running and navigational skills are essential. Entries are limited and strictly limited to experienced and competent entrants. This is not an event for novice trail runners…!