COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Event Update

We’re really sorry, but due to the situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we’ve decided to postpone the 13 Valleys Ultra until 2021.
With the sensible and necessary restrictions that are currently in place and with the high level of disruption over the next few months, we’re not able to properly plan and develop the event as we’d wish. We also rely on partners who will be rightly focussed in other areas and not in the planning of a new event. We hope you understand our reasoning. We want this new event to be an amazing celebration of the Lake District so we feel it’s the pragmatic and sensible decision to postpone. If you have entered, we will process a refund of your entry fee. You don’t need to do anything, the money will be credited to the debit or card that was used for payment. We will be back in touch with a new date in due course.

Age entry criteria

All participants must be aged 21 or over at the time of the event taking place, in order to enter the 13 Valleys, 7 Valleys or 5 Valleys events.

Entry criteria

The 5 Valleys & 7 Valleys events are open to everyone, however, the following requirements are in place:

  • All participants must attend the event briefing
  • All participants must carry the mandatory equipment. This will be checked at the registration stand

13 Valleys (180km) entry criteria:

  • All participants must have completed at least one 100+ mile Ultra event since June 2018 and be able to provide evidence of this when applying for entry (i.e. results page or credible ranking page)
  • All participants must be able to complete the event in an estimated time of under 45 hours 
  • If successful with entry application, all participants must attend the event briefing
  • If successful with entry application, all participants must carry the mandatory equipment. This will be checked at the registration stand
  • To apply, please email info@13valleysultra.com with proof that you meet the qualification criteria

CUT OFF TIMES

The overall cut off times for the events are as follows:

  • 13 Valleys cut off time = 45 hours
  • 7 Valleys cut off time = 25 hours
  • 5 Valleys cut off time = 15 hours

There will be additional cut off points along the route to give participants the best chance of completing the event inside the overall time.

Timetables

Checkpoints

checkpoints list

No Limits

Kit List

Mandatory equipment list for 13 Valleys, 7 Valleys and 5 Valleys:

  • A good quality back pack
  • Spare warm clothing to include base layers and leggings
  • Gloves and hat (neck warmers do not count)
  • Food for emergency. The route will be fully stocked with both hot and cold food, but pack small amounts of emergency energy food of at least 400 calories
  • Collapsible cup (200ml), must be able to use for hot drink
  • Off-road shoes that can withstand wet weather. No road running trainers will be allowed
  • Map (waterproof) and compass (handheld, not watch or phone)
  • Whistle
  • Mobile phone (smartphone) fully charged
  • Water Bottles / Water pack – 1 Litre min capacity
  • £20 cash
  • Bivvy Bag
  • Full set of waterproofs including:
    • Long sleeve jacket with hood – must be fully waterproof with taped seams
    • Trouser with taped seems
  • Small first aid kit to include:
    • Blister plasters
    • Roll of adhesive bandage
    • Sterile dressing pad
    • Antiseptic wipes
  • Head torch x2 and spare batteries
Optional but recommended
  • Running poles

Final kit list requirements will be communicated to all runners closer to the event.
 

Cold weather plan

If the event organisers activate the cold weather plan, you will be asked to carry additional clothing such as a lightweight fleece or down jacket

Hot weather plan

If the event organisers activate the hot weather plan, you will be asked to carry a cap and sun cream