Thornthwaite Round


Category: AM Distance: 15.6km/9.7miles 870m/2850ft
Venue: Thornthwaite Church, Thornthwaite, Nr Keswick, CA12 5SG
Date: September 2024
Start: 11am
Parking: Limited parking so please car share, cycle or take the X5 bus from Cockermouth or Keswick which stops 200m from the start.
Entry Fee: £12 here (includes tea and cake) or £15 on the day (cash only)

Records: New race for 2023
Contact: Lyn Thompson –


Competitors must be equipped with the following kit, which is mandatory under FRA requirements:
•    Waterproof whole body cover (with taped seams and attached hood)
•    Other body cover e.g. thermal vest
•    Hat and gloves
•    Compass
•    Whistle
•    Map of the route and surrounding area
•    Emergency food

There is a full kit check for all competitors at the start of the race.


A new KAC race raising funds to help towards the restoration of Thornthwaite Church, involving fast running over forest tracks and grassy ridges (plus a steep grassy descent) suitable for both fell and experienced trail runners.

The Thornthwaite Round 15.6km/870m over forest tracks/paths (flagged), and open fell starting and finishing at St Mary’s Church, Thornthwaite, and taking in the checkpoints of Lord’s Seat, Broom Fell, Brown How, Whinlatter and Seat How.

The route through the forest is marked and must be followed, bearing in mind that other users could also be on the route.

Map of the route here