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Trade pavements for epic coastal paths and rugged cliffs for a weekend of guided trail running adventures

 
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5km - 60km Guided Trail Running Adventures

At the festival there will numerous different run options
which are all included in the general ticket price.

The trail running will be aimed at all levels of runners with different pace groups and
multiple distances to choose from each day. You can pick as many or as few as you'd like!

 

Love Trails Festival 'Signature' Adventure Runs

Whether your training for an ultra or tapering we will have you covered at the festival. The guided trail runs will be available throughout the festival with distances ranging from 5KM to 60KM. Depending on which route or adventure run you choose, there could be wild swimming and stops at the pub, picnics, or hiking included. These aren't races, and the focus is on running as a group and enjoying the amazing landscapes of Dorset. That said, speedsters will be catered for - just make sure you join one of the faster pace groups! 

Run Crew/Fitness Tribe Hosted Runs

These runs with be hosted by the different communities at the festival and will be set out completely in their own style. This is a great opportunity to experience a running with some of the UKs coolest and most forward thinking running crews. Meet like-minded runners and experience different styles and formats of running!

THROUGHOUT the weekend there will be different
runs hosted by the following cREWS : - 

Midnight Runners
Project Awesome
Wild Trail Runners
MileTwenty7
Air-CONDITIONED
WMN RUN
Advent Running
Mikkeller Running Club

Hiking/Small Group/Self-Guided Exploring

Fancy going lone wolf or heading out with a group of mates? Or perhaps you were nursing a sore head from the night before and missed your run departure? No problem. Drop by the festival info tent and pick up one of several maps available showing recommended trails in the local area and further afield. 

Beer Mile! 

Grab your favouritebeers and buddies, it's time to get racing..... 

This will be a team relay beer mile, which is a drinking race combining running and speed drinking.
Hosted at the festival site in teams of 4 people, each teammate is tasked with drinking a beer as quick as possible then running 400m each to tag their teammate. 

Fastest team to finish will win after all teammates have downed a beer and ran 400m.
Just be sure to keep the beer down as you won't like the forfeit.  

 

RUNNING SCHEDULE

Friday 

LTF Adventure Run 6K 

Guided trail route along the Purbeck Way to enjoy some of the stunning views of the nearby countryside. Total of 191m ascent across undulating trails.

Steady and Swift pace groups available. 

https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/1408055/LTF-FRI-6K


LTF Adventure Run 10K

Guided coastal trail route down to Chapmans Pool with the option of Wild Swim. Stunning views along the route with total of 294m elevation of technical terrain.

Steady and Swift pace groups available. 

https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/1407914/LTF-FRI-10K


LTF Adventure Run 20K

Guided coastal trail route across to the stunning Dancing Ledge with the option of Wild Swim. Panoramic sea views along the technical and undulating route with total of 1076m elevation ascent of technical terrain.

Steady and Swift pace groups available. 

https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/1408043/LTF-FRI-20K


Midnight Runners 8K Sunset Bootcamp Run

Join London's largest urban running crew as they bring their popular monthly midnight run to Love Trails Festival. 

Starting at dusk and running an 8 Kilometer route across Purbeck Way with 250m elevation. However in true Midnight Runners style there will be a few suprises along the way to include exercises stops and running to high energy music from their booming speakers. Post run party back at the festival site to include a mystery Midnight Runners themed cocktail.

https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/1407957/LTF-FRI-MR-8K


Silva Night Trail Run 8K. 

Hosted by Advent Running, join us for a night time trail run to the glow of the moonlight and a lot of head-torches. Adventure company Silva will be supplying the head-torches for this special night time adventure

Route to be provided soon.....

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Saturday - 

LTF Adventure Run 38K 

Guided looped trail route across to the stunning Purbeck Way and Jurassic Coastline. The options of stopping for refreshment and refueling in 4 of local pubs along the way. 

This is a pub crawl run with a difference to include a total of 1250m of elevation ascent.  Panoramic sea views, close up views of Corfe Castle, undulating route and technical terrain this run has it all. 

https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/1408291/LTF-SAT-38K-BEER


LTF Adventure Run 48K

Guided coastal trail route across to the stunning Purbeck Way down to the breathtaking Lulworth Cove and photo stop at Durdle Door.

This is a beast of a run to include 1890m of total elevation ascent across technical terrain but the stunning panoramic views more than make up for the tough trail route. Including 1 x aid station stop to refuel along the way and option of well earned drink near in a local pub near the finish.  

1 steady pace group only for some of the experienced trail runners looking to put in some serious mileage at the festival.

https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/1408154/LTF-SAT-48K-ULTRA


WMN Run crew run 16K

Guided trail run hosted by WMN Run and led by Sorrell Walsh. The WMN Run crew will take you on a scenic 16KM coastal route with 525m elevation gain. Including the option of a drink in the nearby Scott Arms in Kingston near the finish of this run.

No specific shape, size, or age limit, and no UTMB, or XC championship medals needed, just guts, willpower, and the strength in your legs.

With an aim to elevate, not segregate, wing men are more than welcome to come along for the journey.

https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/1408284/LTF-SUN-WMN-16K


Air Con crew run 

Details to be provided soon..

 

Wild Trail Runners Crew Run 

Details to be provided soon...

 

Silva Night Trail Run 8K. 

Hosted by Advent Running, join us for a night time trail run to the glow of the moonlight and a lot of head-torches. Adventure company Silva will be supplying the head-torches for this special night time adventure

Route to be provided soon.....


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Sunday

LTF Adventure 10K

A perfect shakeout run to cure the weary legs and heads. Guided trail route along the Purbeck Way to enjoy some of the stunning views of the nearby countryside. Total of 240m ascent across undulating and technical trails. 

Steady and Swift pace groups available. 

https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/1408269/LTF-SUN-10K


LTF Adventure 23K Classic Run

Guided trail route along the Purbeck Way to enjoy some of the stunning views of the nearby countryside and Old Harrys Rock. Total of 564m ascent across undulating and technical trails. 

Steady and Swift pace groups available.

https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/1408253/LTF-Sunday-23K


Miletwenty7 Crew Run - 9K

Miletwenty7 will be bringing a slice of their cool West London café and runners hub to the festival with a Sunday brunch run. Starting with artisan coffee, a nice 7km route with up close stunning views of Corfe Castle and finishing with post run eats and treats. 

Nice social cruising pace along the route with total of 240m elevation ascent of stunning Dorset trails.

https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/1408263/LTF-SUN-MILE27-9K


Mikkeller Crew Run 7K

Into your craft beer and running then this could be the crew run for you. 

Mikkeller Run club London will be hosting a nice steady 7KM route along Purbeck Way including 230m elevation ascent. 

Post run Mikkeller will also be shouting the drinks with their popular Mikkeller Bile Mile American Pale Ale. Yes - we did just say FREE BEER !!!  

https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/1408277/LTF-SUN-MIKELLER-7K