Challenging yourself this year? Raise funds for the Lake District

Limbering up for a challenge in the Lake District in 2023?

Why not give a little back and raise funds for the mountains you’re striding on?

An epic ultra marathon event in the stunning landscape of the Lake District National Park gets underway for the first time this autumn.

The 13 Valleys Ultra takes place between 29 September to 1 October 2023 and sees entrants running and raising funds for the Lake District Foundation at the same time.

Picture by Steve Ashworth

Organised by the Great Run Company this new event features three ultra distances – 60km, 100km and 180km – and a 20km trail distance, each promising spectacular trail and mountain running over the fells.

What is even better is that 5% of each competitor entry fee will go to The Lake District Foundation helping us to look after this stunning place.

There are also lots of other challenges taking place where you have the option to raise funds for the Lake District Foundation.

How fantastic would it feel to take on our elements while helping the Lake District environment at the same time?

We are delighted to be a partner with T2Events on this August’s Windermere One Way Swim.

This is the 10th anniversary of one of the greatest & toughest open water swimming events.

People can make a donation to the Lake District Foundation when they enter: www.windermereoneway.co.uk

If you’d rather remain on dry land there are a series of events you can take part in across the Lake District or farther afield.

You may have a different challenge in mind? A goal to run or walk around a certain stretch of the Lake District? It would be fantastic if you could raise funds for those very surroundings.

Why not check out these treks and undertake one on your own – or with a team of friends or work colleagues:

Lake District 5 Peaks Challenge: Trek challenge to UK (charitychallenge.com)

Lake District Triple Challenge: Trek challenge to UK (charitychallenge.com)

National Three Peaks Challenge: Trek challenge to UK (charitychallenge.com)

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