Group of people walking through the Lake District

Race the Sun Ambassador Challenge


Friday, September 8, 2017 - 20:00 National Park Lake District

For 2017, LandAid is bringing you an alternative triathlon style event which will see you cycle, hike and canoe all in one day and all whilst racing the sun. You will cycle 70km, hike 9km to the summit of England’s second highest mountain, Helvellyn, and canoe a 4km course on Lake Thirlmere. 

This promises to be an exhilarating and unique challenge that will take in some of the most beautiful scenery that the Lake District has to offer.

To register please email Emma Cobbold.

Event details

The challenge will take place on the weekend of Friday 8 September – Sunday 10 September 2017 in the Lake District National Park.

We are delighted to offer an Early Bird Discount - if you sign up before 30 April, the full cost of registration will be £165. After 30 April, registration for this event will be £185. This includes: 

  • Canoeing, cycling and walking with experienced and licensed guides
  • Canoes, paddles, buoyancy aids, bike and helmet hire
  • Safety and first aid support
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Keswick
  • All breakfast, lunch and evening meals
  • A game of rounders and BBQ on Sunday at Keswick County Cricket Club
  • Cotswold Outdoor Voucher – 15% discount
  • Photographic highlights of the event

All participants are asked to fundraise £400 for LandAid to help us end youth homelessness across the UK. The LandAid team will be on hand to assist with your fundraising plans every step of the way. We ask that you raise £100 by 31 July to show your commitment to the cause - start fundraising now!

Please take a look at our FAQ document for more details of the challenge.