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 19 years, we have an outstanding repuation for putting on well-organised, welcoming and safe eventsattracting over 10,000 runners a year equally split between males and females.

With 22,000 followers on Facebook and a database of over 26,000, 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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inov-8 - Main Partner of Lakeland Trails

Forged in the fells of the Lake District, inov-8 is a footwear, clothing and equipment brand for trail runners and hikers who want to push boundaries and stretch limits. Founded in 2003, the brand is renowned as a world leader in sports innovation and outsole grip.

  • inov-8 is the first – and only – brand in the world to use Graphene in its sports shoes. Graphene is the planet’s strongest material and when infused into inov-8 outsole rubber it creates the world’s toughest grip for longer-lasting performance. It’s also infused into the foam cushioned midsoles of shoes to make them super bouncy and durable. Awarded-winning Graphene products within inov-8’s range include the TRAILFLY G 270 V2 (for trail & ultra-running) and the ROCLITE G 345 GTX (for hiking & adventures).
  • inov-8 lives by the philosophy that a runners’ interaction with the environment is the single most important factor when designing products. It has to work with the body, not against it.
  • All inov-8’s gear is made as light as possible (the numbers on the shoes represent their weight in grams) without compromising on protection and comfort.
  • The brand’s products are worn by a global team of ambassadors that including trail running champions like Damian Hall and Nicky Spinks.

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

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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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Latest News

If it's not on Strava...

17th August 2023

Why not join our Strava Club to compare your efforts again other Lakeland Trailers? Read more

Enter and Win!

28th July 2023

Your chance to win a pair of the latest inov-8 shoes Read more

Sport Trail 5k just £10 for U16s with cash and inov-8 prizes

4th April 2023

Encouraging our younger runners to take to the trails Read more