Christmas Pudding 10k

2018 race date tbc

A 10k out and back road run along the beautiful Great Langdale Valley.

The Great Langdale Christmas Pudding Run has become the peoples choice 10K winter run. With over 1000 entrants in 2009, the race appeals to the ‘fun’ runners. Every finisher gets a Christmas Pudding for completing the course and we encourage entrants to dress in festive costumes to add to the party atmosphere.

The course is an out and back, slightly undulating route, along the Great Langdale Road. Starting at the New Dungeon Ghyll, running to The Langdale Estate in Elterwater and returning to the New Dungeon Ghyll.

Fun Run

For all ages, children especially welcome, the Family Fun run heads up the Valley to The Old Dungeon Ghyll and back. Starting 1 Hour before the main race parents can easily run with their children and return to complete the main race.

Entries are £3.00 and only payable on the day. All the finishers get a medal.

Entry Fees

 Online entries are charged at:

£15.00 for attached runners (member of an associated running club, club name must be supplied).

Unattached runners pay £17 – £2.00 extra to cover insurance through the governing body.

Closing date for online entries – Sunday 1st December. This race is limited to 700 runners

Please Note – We will no longer be posting out race numbers prior to the event. Race numbers must now be collected from Race Registration between 9.45am and 11.45 on the day of your event.


Race Times

Fun Run Start: 11.00 am

Race Registration: 9.45am to 11.45am

Main Race Start: 12.00 noon

Prize Giving: Approx 1.15pm (prizes must be collected on the day)


Start and Finish

New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel

Great Langdale

Nr. Ambleside

LA22 9JX



From the A591 Windermere to Keswick road at Ambleside take the A593 turn to Coniston / Torver. After two miles take the B5343 to Great Langdale via Chapel Stile. Race Start in field to the front of the Inn.


Car Parking

Please do not park on the road. Car parking is available adjacent to the start/finish for £4.00 and in the adjacent National Trust car park where their current charges apply. Should parking at the start/finish not be available due to heavy rain alternative arrangements will be made available. The parking Marshalls will advise of any changes on your arrival.



Christmas Pudding to all finishers

Prizes for fastest Man and also first MV40, MV50, MV60 & MV70

Prizes for fastest Woman and also first FV40, FV50, FV60 & FV70


Additional information

The course is run mainly on public roads which are NOT closed to vehicular traffic for the race.

The course is marshalled, marked and arrowed, a sweep vehicle will be used. There are marshalled water stations at around 5k and at the finish.

Competitors are asked to write down emergency contact details on the back of their race number before the start of the race.



By Entering the race you agree to the following statement:

I am an amateur under the UKA rules. I am 15 years of age or above, and shall do everything to ensure the safety of myself, other competitors and other road, track or trail users during the race. I will not hold the organisers responsible for any injury sickness or loss as a result of my taking part.

No Dogs.

Suitable for Prams and Wheelchairs.

Numbers can be transferred only on the day at the discretion of the official time Keeper. No later than 30 minutes before the race start.

Race run under the ARC Permitted races and by competing in this race you agree to abide by there rules and regulation.