Keswick Mountain Festival (KMF) has announced its programme of sports events for 2018, including a new 5K open water swim.
The schedule includes 17 senior and junior events spread across the weekend, 9-10 June, including trail runs, triathlons, aquathlons, open water swims and a cycling sportive.
The KMF sports events have experienced strong growth in recent years and in 2017 attracted around 3,000 athletes. Entries are now being accepted for all of the events on the KMF website.
The full 2018 Keswick Mountain Festival sports event programme includes:
Saturday 9 June
- Sprint (formerly Short) Triathlon
- Junior Sprint Triathlon
- Sprint Triathlon Relay
- 5K Trail Run
- Junior 5K Trail Run
- 25K Trail Run
- Back o’ Skiddaw 70K Cycling Sportive
- 5K Open Water Swim
Sunday 10 June
- Standard (formerly Long) Triathlon
- Standard Triathlon Relay
- 10K Trail Run
- 50K Trail Ultra
- 1500M Derwent Island Open Water Swim
- 3K Derwent Island Open Water Swim
- Junior Aquathlon (11-12)
- Junior Aquathlon (13-14)
- Junior Aquathlon (15-16).
Nicola Meadley, KMF director, commented: “The Keswick Mountain Festival sports events get more popular every year, come rain or shine. We’ve carefully developed the programme to add in opportunities for a wider range of visitors to participate and now have a fantastic mix of races that between them offer something for everyone. Each event gives participants the chance to explore the amazing Cumbrian landscape and lakes, and the start and finish area on the Festival Village provides a brilliant setting for spectators to cheer on friends and family. We’re anticipating another brilliant sporting weekend in 2018.”
Entries are now open for all of the sports events at www.keswickmountainfestival.co.uk, with prices starting at £13.50.