There’s nothing quite like a few brisk miles in the countryside on a December morning – not to mention the Christmas spirit at the finish line – to get you into the festive spirit. So the Christmas Pudding 10K, with the background of the beautiful Great Langdale Valley, sets the tone as one of the most charming and attractive rural winter events on the calendar.
Due to take place on Saturday 8 December, the 10k is organised by the team behind the Windermere Marathon, Brathay 10in10 and Langdale Marathon and Half Marathon races. With such a strong portfolio, you know you are in safe hands.
Pavey Ark, Harrison’s Stickle, Bowfell, Crinkle Crags and Pike O’Blisco all overlook the runners as they wait for the starting gun. It’s a short walk from the event centre at Sticklebarn to the start line – just enough to warm the legs on a cold winters morning!
The course follows an undulating route, out and back along the stunning Great Langdale valley. The start line is close to the Sticklebarn, followed by 5k of fantastic scenery to a loop around Elterwater village, before returning to the head of the valley.
This year’s event has a maximum capacity of 1000 entrants, with 600 already snapped up. Registration is available here.