FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Between 26.2 and 30 miles, the exact distance is variable due to the crossing of Morecombe Bay as the safe route across can change right up to race day. You should be prepared to run 30 miles through hilly off-road terrain.
You should be prepared for a long day on your feet, you need to be able to comfortably complete a half marathon and you should practise running on hilly, off-road trails ahead of the event. The course is fully way-marked but you will need to ensure you have a solid nutrition and refuelling plan as this course takes you away from civilisation deep into the hills of the Lake District.
This is an adventure ultra marathon where most obstacles are provided by Mother Nature with a zone of signature Rat Race style obstacles 10km before the end. This includes a giant rope swing suspended from a crane, a floating assault course and kayaking.
It will start on the beautiful Lancashire coast at Gibralter Farm campsite in Silverdale and finish in the village of Coniston. Man vs Lakes takes in some of the best terrain in the country and is a unique point to point journey. As such, the event is spaced out and you will need to plan ahead to ensure you (and your supporters) get to the right place at the right time.
There are 3 key locations at this event:
- Registration: Kendal Leisure Centre, Burton Rd, Kendal, LA9 7HX
- The Start: Gibraltar Farm Campsite, Silverdale, LA5 0UA
- The Finish: The village of Coniston
Yes. We supply the boats, paddles and a buoyancy aid. We will also have water safety cover on the lake.
Yes, we will be laying on pre-booked buses from near the finish line to the start on the morning of the race only. It takes about 1 hour and 30 mins. The only remaining bus available operates at 0600. Other buses which are now sold out operate at 0730, 0745 and 0800. These are staggered to relieve congestion. These seats need to be pre-booked and tickets are collected from registration. Book yours here.
There is weekend parking available at the finish line so you can leave your car here on the Saturday morning. There will be a £10 charge per car.
The start time is scheduled for 10:00, however this will remain somewhat variable as, due to the tides, we will have to wait until the sands are safe to access before we can start. We expect this by 10:00am, although it may take until 10:30am. This time variation is necessary to allow us to take you onto the sands of Morcambe Bay – a journey that is not oft completed and never attempted on such a scale! Please ensure you are ready to race at 10:00.
Registration will be held at Kendal Leisure Centre, Burton Rd, Kendal, LA9 7HX, from 14:00 until 22:00 on Friday 20th July. Please note that Registration is not at the start or the finish. Kendal is the gateway to the Lake District with ample accommodation options, and it is close to the finish. Registration is on Friday only (until approx. 10pm) Saturday registration will not be possible.
You need to be ready to complete a hilly, continually off-road run away from civilisation so you will need to be entirely self-sufficient. Mandatory kit must be carried at all times and checks will be carried out on everyone before they can register. The final kits list will be available on the pre-event information, in the weeks before the event.