Sticky Toffee Trail set to welcome 1000 trail runners
Over 1000 trail runners from all over the UK, along with overseas visitors from Holland, Germany, Belgium, France and Ireland will be heading to the tiny village of Cartmel in the Lake District this weekend, home of the world famous Sticky Toffee Pudding…
Lakeland Trails event release
The opening 2013 Lakeland Trails event at Cartmel Racecourse takes place this Saturday, 16th March.
The Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding Company will be providing individual puddings at each of this year’s Lakeland Trails’ events, which are to be handed out to participants as part of their reward for reaching the finish line. At every 2013 Lakeland Trails event, competitors will also receive a specially designed event T shirt, a digital photo memento and a branded goody bag.
Lakeland Trails is now in its 10th year organising trail running events in the Lake District and in 2012 it attracted over 10,000 participants across 8 different venues, most of whom come from outside of the county. Their annual trail running series aims to cater for all abilities and their courses range from 10K to full marathon distance. Last year the Lakeland Trails won the prestigious national award from Running Fitness for best Off Road Challenge event.
Lakeland Trails are committed to preserving the environment and work closely with organisations such as the National Trust and the Lake District National Park Authority to ensure that the courses have a minimal impact on the local surroundings. All of their trail running routes are planned over environmentally sustainable trails and bridleways within the landscape of the Lake District National Park.
The fabulous Batala Lancaster samba drumming band and singer/songwriter Pete Lashley will be preforming live throughout the day, and there are trade & retail stands, food and drink stalls, kid’s entertainments including children’s Fun runs and a live commentary with MC.
The event is supporting the local Allithwaite Playing Fields charity involved with marshalling the event, along with other regional and national charities and thousands of pounds will be raised for these charities from the event.
Event sponsors and partners included sports brand ASICS, Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding Company, Trail Running Magazine, Pete Bland Sports, Trailrunning.co.uk; TrekandRun.com; Cartmel Racecourse, Mountain Trauma Rescue Services, Bowland Communications, James Kirby Photography and VO2 Max Events.
08.30am : Registration opens at Cartmel Racecourse
10.30am : Start – 10km Cartmel Sticky Toffee Trail Run (Event FULL)
11.00am : First finisher expected back from the 10km
12.30pm : Start – Children’s Fun Trails – entry on the day
13.00pm : Start – 18km Cartmel Sticky Toffee Trail Challenge (Event FULL)
14.00pm : Start – 18km Cartmel Sticky Toffee Race (Event FULL)
14.20pm : First finisher expected back from the 18km Challenge
15.10pm : First finisher expected back from the 18km Race
15.30pm : Singer/songwriter Pete Lashley
16.30pm : Prize Giving