As night falls on the 9th March runners will be able to take part in a 7km run to support essential ongoing conservation work around the Lake District, says the National Trust as they prepare for their Night Run event in Langdale.
Night Run is a national series of night-time trail running events, organised in partnership with outdoor retailer Cotswold Outdoor. Sticklebarn is one of a number of National Trust places taking part in this year’s programme which saw more than 5000 people taking part across the country in 2017/2018.
Starting from the Sticklebarn pub, the route is totally traffic free, mostly on paths and trails with some stimulating uphill sections. It is ideally suited to people who want to challenge themselves.
Gareth Field, Outdoor & Sports Programme Manager at the National Trust, says “I’m really excited that the Night Run is coming to Langdale – it’s an event not to be missed. It’s a great opportunity to explore the valley by night and see the mountains in a different light, whilst helping to raise some important money to support the National Trust’s work of caring for special places.”
By going on a Night Run runners will be helping the Trust to preserve special landscapes and care for the bats and owls that may be heard on the route. Everyone taking part will also receive a wooden oak leaf medal.
“It’s open to all abilities and if you’d rather walk than run you’re more than welcome to. Whether you made a New Year’s resolution to get more active or are looking for something fun and different in the great outdoors, this event is for you. ” Says Gareth.
Steve Hulbert, Senior Partnerships Manager at Cotswold Outdoors, said “Adventures come in all shapes and sizes, and Night Run is no exception. We’re thrilled to be working with the National Trust on the Night series once more, and look forward to sharing our passion for the outdoors and expert advice in-store with its supporters.”
For more information and to book, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sticklebarn-and-the-langdales/whats-on.
Individual tickets are £14, or £13 per person if entering as a group. Registration opens at 4pm on the day with the run starting at 6pm. Participants must be over the age of 12 to enter and, if under the age of 16, must be accompanied by an adult around the course. The Sticklebarn pub will be open for food and drink on the evening and there are camping options available at the Great Langdale Campsite down the road.