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Grasmere Gallop 2016

Challenge yourself to a scenic trail run.

This year’s Grasmere Gallop takes place on Saturday 4 June amidst the spectacular surroundings of Grasmere village and Rydal Water. Fast gaining a reputation as one of the friendliest fell races in the Lakes, each year we see more and more first-time runners, Nordic walkers and families racing alongside seasoned fell-runners.

You can choose a 5.7k, 10k or 17k run or you could join the 10k Nordic Walk.

Run for the Reds – you would be nuts not to!

We have always put the money raised by the Grasmere Gallop to good use, investing it back into our conservation work in the Grasmere and Rydal area. This year, we’re on a mission to save Grasmere’s red squirrels.

Unfortunately our native red squirrels are in danger of extinction in England and Grasmere is one of the few remaining places in England where they still thrive. We’ve been working with Grasmere Red Squirrel Group to help make the area their ideal home.

Sadly our squirrels are under dire threat – the deadly Squirrel Pox virus has struck with at least 7 confirmed cases in the valley. We genuinely hope to be able to save the Grasmere red squirrels but to have even a fighting chance we need funds to support the vital work to ensure our native squirrels’ survival into the future.

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We cannot do this without your help, so sign up and run for the Reds!

You can find out more about our work with the Grasmere Red Squirrel Group here.

The event takes place on the Saturday 4th June 2016

The National Trust is a registered charity, no: 205846