Partners

We're incredibly grateful for the support we receive from our valued partners and love building long-term relationships so we can provide exciting opportunities for them and our runners.

Established 20 years, we have an outstanding repuation for putting on well-organised, welcoming and safe eventsattracting over 9,000 runners a year equally split between males and females.

With 23,000 followers on Facebook, 85,000 unique visitors to our website and a database of over 26,000 receiving 1 million emails during the year, Lakeland Trails is a fantastic way to promote your brand to an audience of engaged runners. We are always interested in talking with potential partners who align with our values and who can enhance the experience of our runners.

If you would like to talk to us about your company and partnership opportunities, please get in touch.

 
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INOV8 – Main Partner of Lakeland Trails

Forged in the fells and mountains of the English Lake District in 2003, INOV8 is an ambitious and innovative sports brand.

It thrives to empower the world's physical and mental fitness through more fulfilling sporting experiences, with pioneering products and innovations that keep athletes within the flow.

Across its three categories of Run, Walk and Gym, INOV8 is neither over nor under engineered, in the belief that nature knows best.

Products and innovations are developed to enable ‘the flow’ – a state of mind and feeling sportspeople get when all distractions fall away, leaving nothing but the pure enjoyment of accomplishment. This allows runners, walkers, hikers and gym enthusiasts to go faster, or longer again.

INOV8 make purposeful design decisions that strike a precise balance between the body and the environment to enable a more fulfilling sporting experience.

Throughout its 20+ years, INOV8 has led the way and been rewarded with many prestigious awards. It continues to proudly call the Lake District its home, testing ground and design centre.

Trusted by sportspeople worldwide, a third decade under the leadership of innovative founder Wayne Edy is now in progress. In truth though, INOV8 is just getting started.

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The Outward Bound Trust is a Checkpoint Partner for our Ultra. They are are an educational charity that inspires young people to believe they can achieve more than they ever thought possible.

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The National Trust is Venue Partner for the Lakeland Trails Marathon in Coniston, and land owner of much of the Lake District.

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James Kirby is an experienced adventure sports photographer who chooses the best locations to capture stunning images of our runners out on the course whatever the weather. All event photos are supplied free on our Facebook page shortly after each event. James is committed to environmental responsibility and regularly cycles to our events.

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Ullswater Steamers - Venue Partner for the Lakeland Trails Finale at Ullswater, providing a memorable half hour cruise aboard the Ullswater Steamer "Raven" to the start in Howtown

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Charity Partners

We raise funds for a range of charity partners to enable them to continue their valuable work in the Lake District National Park.

Calvert Trust - The Lakes has been welcoming guests with disabilities to its dedicated centre, so that they can enjoy the benefits of outdoor activities in a safe and accessible, yet challenging environment. Although part of the Calvert Trust family, with other centres in Exmoor and Kielder, the centre in the Lake District was the first to open and retains a unique feel and approach.

Set in a stunning location overlooking Bassenthwaite Lake, their main centre is fully accessible throughout, also having its own stables and boathouse at separate nearby locations. They endeavour to run as many activities as possible out in the wider Lake District so that their residents also get to explore one of the most beautiful parts of the UK.

As part of its charitable aims, they also offer locals and visitors alike the opportunity to use our state of the art water centre and riding school to ensure that every aspect of what they do is open to as many people as possible.

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Cumbria Wildlife Trust looks after 41 nature reserves you can visit. These natural treasures are home to plants and animals, but they are far more than this. They help to combat the negative impacts of climate change by locking up thousands of tonnes of carbon and stopping it from seeping into the atmosphere. In some places, nature reserves store water after heavy rainfall – helping to reduce flooding.

One of these wildlife havens is Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve just off the A590. This place was damaged in the 1950’s through drainage and a commercial tree plantation, with much of the wildlife lost. Over many years, Cumbria Wildlife Trust nurtured this site back to health, the wildlife has returned and this peat habitat is now locking away 5,392 tonnes of carbon each year! Carbon that would otherwise leak into our atmosphere and contributed negatively to climate change.

It is projects like this and others to improve and care for fragile habitats and to increase biodiversity that Lakeland Trails will be supporting with the donations. To read more about the work of Cumbria Wildlife Trust visit www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk

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Mountain Rescue Teams

We're grateful for the support the local Mountain Rescue teams provide the events. You'll see their red jackets marshalling on several courses and we're delighted to raise funds for these voluntary organisations.

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team - Official Charity Partner for the Lakeland Trails in Hawkshead, Coniston and the Marathon

Kendal Mountain Rescue Team - Official Charity Partner for the Lakeland Trails in Staveley

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team - Official Charity Partner for the Lakeland Trails in Keswick

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team - Official Charity Partner for the Lakeland Trails in Helvellyn and Ullswater

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Support Partners

As part of our Prize Giving Ceremony, we give away Spot Prizes kindly donated by local attractions. This year, there will be prizes from the following venues*. Why not pay them a visit?


Go Ape Whinlatter

The World Of Beatrix Potter Attractions

Lakeland Motor Museum

Windermere Lake Cruises

Derwent Pencil Museum

Safari Zoo Cumbria

*There will be a range of prizes on offer at each event which may not include ones from every attraction listed...but we'll offer as many as we can!

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