Entries for the annual Grasmere Gallop Trail Races, known for providing stunning views of the Lake District, are now open. Run by the National Trust, the events take place amidst the surroundings of Grasmere village and Rydal Water on Saturday 7 June.
Fast gaining a reputation as one of the friendliest fell races in the Lakes, the event consists of three distances, a 17k, 10k and 5k. As an added incentive for lovers of the outdoors, all of the entry fees from the race are spent caring for the landscape and wildlife of the Lake District.
Dave Almond, National Trust Lead Ranger for Grasmere said: “I can’t wait to hear the skirl of the bagpipes leading the runners out for another great day’s running at Grasmere. I still get excited when the starter’s horn sounds; it’s a fun bit of my job to be part of the Gallop.”
Dave added: “I may be biased, but the Grasmere Gallop is probably the best 17km race in the Lake District, with great views, a good cause and a piece of home-made cake when you cross the finishing line. All of the money we raise from the Gallop is re-invested in caring for the Lake District landscape, so it’s a brilliant way of feeling good – a great run and doing something to care for this amazing landscape.”
Entry fees are set at £22, £18 and £7.50 for the respective races. For more information, visit the event website.