Join us in a celebration of running and community with the biggest names in the world of fell, mountain, trail and road. Whether you're heading out for your first run, doing the 'couch to 5k' or a seasoned racer, come and see some of Kendal Mountain Festivals most exciting events and hear epic tales from the people bringing together and setting records for the hardest and most inspiring running routes across the globe.
Inov-8 Endurance Session | Sunday 20 November | Kendal Leisure Centre
Each year our Endurance Session delivers talks, laughter and prizes with an unmissable lineup of speakers and films from the diverse world of endurance events and activities. Joining us are legendary mountain and ultra running stars Stephanie Case, Francois D'Haene, Nicky Spinks, Paul Tierney, Kirk Wadsworth and Tim Jenner, plus Andy Airey from 3 Dads Walking who just completed a mammoth challenge to walk to all four parliaments in a mission to get suicide.
Merrell Running Session | Saturday 19 November | Kendal Leisure Centre
Join us at the Merrell Running Session with an incredible host of speakers. These include Finlay Wild, whose achievements include breaking the 34 year old record for the Buckden Pike race and beating the brutal Seven Sevens record in the Mourne Mountains; Renee McGregor, sports dietitian and author of More Fuel You; Trina Dawkins, a member of inclusive running clubs Out Runners and Black Trail Runners; Lauren Munro-Bennett who is a running, triathlon and open water swimming coach; Martin Stone who supported Jack Kuenzle's mind boggling Bob Graham record; and Kendal born Chris Richards who has competed for team GB in 6 international mountain races, won the British Fell Running Championships, the Cumbria Cross Country Championships and the Inter-Counties Fell Running Championships!