Final Reminders Ahead Of The Weekend

26th Apr 2016

We're delighted you'll be joining us this weekend. Here follow some last reminders and thoughts from us:


Photo ID required for registration

Please ensure you bring valid photo ID for registration - we're keen to speed up the process from last year (yippee!). On which note, there is absolutely no rush to register at 18:00 on the dot - there is often a queue at this time so we hope to catch you at anytime between 18:00 and 21:55 on Friday evening or 06:00 and 08:00 on Saturday morning.


Overnight bags ≤13kg & ≤59L

A polite reminder that your overnight kit must be contained within a 59-or-less litre drybag and weigh no more than 13kg. Please see our website for further information


C & B course bus tickets 

At registration, those opting to take on the C or B courses will be able to choose a Saturday morning bus 'ticket' as follows:

C course - 08:00 or 09:00

B course - 08:00, 08:30, (and 09:00 if required)

Space will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Any of the above times shoud leave plenty of time for completing the day's course, however, if you're wanting to take day one at a very leisurely pace, please try to choose an earlier slot!



For the first time ever at the GL3D, we're pleased to announce that we will be joined by Phil Davies, a fully qualified advanced sports massage therapist. Phil will be offering £10 15 minute slots between 2pm and 8pm on Saturday (day 1) and Sunday (day 2), and a limited service post-race on Monday. 

More information about how you can benefit from Phil's treatment.


Sports Massage


Bring cash

On Friday evening and Monday at the finish we'll have various items of highly-discounted, quality outdoor kit for sale. We *might* be able to accept card payments over £5 for shop items, however, we recommend you bring plenty of cash along for extras such as beer, massage, and Joey's fantastic coffee/tea/hot chocolate!


The schedule

Friday 29th April

1600 – Event Centre and car parking opens to competitors. Please do not arrive before 1600 as it will not be possible to access the site.
1800 to 2155 – Registration and shop open (maps issued at registration)
1800 to 2200 – Pre-booked meals available. Cake and beer available to purchase.
2030 - Best of ShAFF Films start (limited seating - tickets best bought in advance)

Saturday 30th April – DAY 1

0600 to 0800 – Registration open (all competitors must be registered by 0800)
0600 to 0800 – Pre-booked breakfast available
0700 to 0900 – Elite and A course starts
0800 to 0900 – C and B courses depart

Sunday 1st May – DAY 2

0700 to 0900 – Starts

Monday 2nd May – DAY 3

0700 to 0900 – Starts

Afternoon – Finishers' meal


Best of ShAFF film screening


For those competitors joining us on Friday night for the film showing, please see the website for details about the film programme which starts at 20:30 and includes Depressions, Kroger's Canteen, The Forest and 3022 Feet.

Apologies again that, despite doubling the size of the cinema this year, film tickets for 2016 sold out last month!


Best of shaff-logo(400x200)



Last chance to share a lift

If you are travelling to this race, there is a very good chance (over 90%) that another runner who lives nearby is also entered. Why not car share and save on petrol costs? Simply tap in your postcode on the site.

It only takes a minute to see how many runners are in your area, and then register. Choose whether you might be able to offer a lift, and/or if you're looking to get a lift. You're under no obligation, and you can opt-out if you change your mind.

Register now!




The Weather 

We're expecting changeable conditions for the weekend, and it is likely to be colder than average for this time of year. Please wrap up well; bring an appropriately warm sleeping bag for camping and insulating layers for out on the hill. Liquid precipitation is to be expected and frozen precipiation is possible, especially up high!

We will be able to provide forecasts at the campsites during the event, and we recommend that ahead of Saturday you keep a good eye on the MWIS Lake District forecast.


We look forward to seeing you on Friday afternoon or first thing Saturday morning!


The Great Lakeland 3Day™ event team.