Cumbrian Challenge - The Tougher

Event address
Grasmere Sports Ground, Grasmere, Cumbria LA22 9SL

Event date
Saturday, 18 May, 2024

Event start time

Registration close date
Thursday, 9 May, 2024

Registration close time

The Tougher - Team ticket for yourself and 3 other team members.

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The Tougher

  • 28km

  • 1,700m ascent

  • 6-11 hrs (depending on fitness)

  • Age Range: 18 and over

The big one. This is the toughest route we have to offer and is a long day. But ultimately a rewarding day - this is where your team will help pull you across the line. Where seeing WWTW beneficiaries will inspire you across those last few miles. Where remembering the difference your fundraising is making will drive you on.

A short break has been built into the Tougher route this year, with a WWTW staff manned pit stop 16km in, as the route crosses the A591. To ensure the safety of our participants, all teams must have left this checkpoint by no later than 14:15. Any teams that leave this checkpoint later than that will be politely but firmly redirected onto a slightly shorter route to ensure you make the finish line in daylight and safety.

The route will take on numerous peaks and introduce you to a range of stunning vistas across the fells before plunging back to the finish to swap excited tales with friends new and old and celebrate a new-found appreciation of your team.
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Q. How fit do I need to be to undertake this route?

A. The ascent profile for this route is the equivalent of completing Ben Nevis, plus another 300m. There’s no doubt that this is a real challenge and is for your experienced hikers or those that have done the tough route previously and are comfortable with the step up in difficulty. You will need to be capable of undertaking significant distances with several ascents thrown in and have a high level of fitness. Training for this route would take place in the months leading up to the challenge.

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