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 16 years, attracting around 12,000 runners a year equally split between males and females, with 20,000 followers on Facebook and a database of almost 25,000, 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 committed trail runners and adventure-seeking 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 rubber it creates outsoles that are both incredibly sticky and supremely durable. inov-8 also now use it in the cushioned foam of their TRAILFLY ULTRA G 300 MAX ultra running shoe.
  • Awarded-winning Graphene products within inov-8’s range include: TERRAULTRA G 270 (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.
  • 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 Jasmin Paris.

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.

The Lake District Foundation's vision is that the Lake District will be an inspirational example of sustainable development in action, and a place where a prosperous economy, world-class visitor experiences and vibrant communities come together to sustain its spectacular landscape, wildlife and cultural heritage.

The Lake District Foundation will achieve this vision by raising funds and distributing them to effective projects that share our goals.

We recently supported the Lake District Foundation with a donation of over £5000 which boosted their Ullswater Way campaign to enable footpath maintenance on and around our Helvellyn and Ullswater courses.

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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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Latest News

How to best prepare for Lakeland Trails 55K or 100K Ultras

22nd November 2021

We catch up with the 2021 winner, Team inov-8's Meryl Cooper Read more

Updated Ts & C's

1st September 2021

I'm sure you'll agree that any abuse directed towards our Crew at any time is simply unacceptable and shouldn't be... Read more

Easing of covid restrictions

6th July 2021

Wave and Mass Starts to be available for future 2021 events Read more