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Annual Event Logistics

This information is only relevant for the Annual 10in10 and 5in5 Challenge in June.

For the No Cure, Always Hope, Ultra Run information click here.
For the Family 5in5 (in September) information click here.

We want you to get the most out of the event, so here’s a few things you will need to know to help your day run smoother. Please take special note of the essential kit list and come fully prepared for all weather possibilities!

IMPORTANT – There are other walking and fell running events taking place on the 23rd June 2018 in the area.  The British Fell Running Championships is taking place on the Buttermere Horseshoe, so please be aware of other users on the fell, particularly fast fell runners!


Please try to share cars to avoid too much congestion. The 10in10 crew will be visible as you approach the Swinside Inn, to direct you to your FREE parking on the day.

10in10 – Registration and Start

Registration is open from 6am to 8.30am at the Swinside Inn in the Newlands Valley.

Runners – Please start after 9am (this gives us time to get the marshals in place on the peaks!). Thanks for your understanding! Once you have registered and your team is ready, you can make your way to the start where we will let you know when you can set off.

5in5 – Registration and Start

Registration AND Start is in Buttermere. Registration is open from 10.00 – 10.30 am in Buttermere village (above the little church on the initial ascent of Newlands Pass). Look for the 10in10 marquees.

Refreshment – There will be drinks available at the Buttermere feed station (10in10 only).

Kit List

This is the ESSENTIAL kit list for both events; every member taking part in either event must carry their own full and complete kit.

Please come fully prepared for all weather possibilities!

Essential Equipment:

  • Walking boots/shoes – broken in and ready to use
  • Suitable walking socks
  • Waterproof jacket (tape seam sealed)
  • Waterproof trousers (tape seam sealed)
  • Warm jacket
  • Small rucsack – to carry your lunch and spare clothing
  • Gloves and warm hat
  • Water bottle (1L minimum)
  • Sun lotion/hat

The leader of each group (who must have experience of navigating in thick cloud on mountains and who can use a map and compass) must have:

  • 1:25,000 scale map Outdoor Leisure North West OL 4 (the detailed route plan given relates to this map)
  • Compass – Whistle – Mobile phone – First aid kit
  • Survival bag (plastic six foot by two foot bag, available cheaply in outdoor shops)

In addition, one other member of each group must have the same map, a compass and a mobile phone. Ideally every participant should be wearing a watch.

Suggested items:

  • Trekking poles
  • Sunglasses


Each team leader must check that their team is present and correct at the start and let us know of any changes. All team members must START TOGETHER and STAY TOGETHER!

We will provide each entrant with a number which must be visible for the marshals to see. It is imperative that you check in with every marshal on every peak that is marshalled! (You must give them your number only). Marshalled peaks are indicated on the Route Guide on the reserve of the map. If you do not do this you will be assumed to be missing and we will start looking for you!!! Each marshal is then responsible for letting base know that you have passed through their checkpoint.

PLEASE NOTE If you or your team members leave the event for any reason you must inform a marshal so that we can sign you out. Please be sensible if one of your team members retires, ensure that another team member goes with them.

YOU MUST SIGN YOURSELF OUT OF THE EVENT WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED. Please see a marshal at the Swinside Inn or sooner if you leave the event early!

ICE: In Case of Emergency You will need to leave us an emergency name and number, and indicate any medical conditions. You will not be able to enter the event without providing us with this information. We are sure we won’t need to use this number but we must be prepared for all eventualities!

Cut off point (10in10 only)
For the sake of participant and Marshal safety there will be a strict cut-off point at Buttermere village at 13:00 hrs (1pm). Any teams or individuals who do not make this time will be instructed to leave the event at this point (you will be required to ‘sign out’ of the event at Buttermere if you do not make this time). If you anticipate taking longer to complete the route, it is strongly advisable to register and start early so that you make good progress on route.

Adverse Weather Conditions

Please note: the 10in10 or 5in5 route may change at the last minute if the weather conditions are extreme. If it is dangerously windy, we will re-route to avoid some of the higher peaks.

Pat on the Back

We will see all participants at the end in the Swinside Inn for the after event party!  We have booked the fantastic Graham Bell and the lovely Georia and Molly,  to play music from 4 pm onwards.  There will be superb food to buy from

Please aim to do the challenge in no more than 10 hours, otherwise you could miss the fun at the party!  We also must consider the length of time that the marshals are on the fells. Many thanks.

Who We Are

Who We Are

The annual 10in10 challenge was designed and created by Yvonne Booth in 2011. It was her response to her husband Duncan's diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis in 2010 at the age of 39. As a wife and mother of three sons, she wanted to do something positive and help raise money for research into this cruel illness. find out more →

The photography on this web site is provided by Steve Razzetti

"Duncan Booth is an object lesson to us all. I think the way he has responded to his illness while he is still able, is inspirational." Sir Chris Bonington

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