This year the Montane Lakeland 100 competitors have raised in excess of £42,000.00 for Epic Kidz. The Lakeland 100 event has a huge and dedicated team of hard working volunteers and this year we have asked all of the checkpoint owners and checkpoint managers from the event to nominate a group or charity to receive an Epic Kidz donation. Over the coming few months we will be blogging about all the donations made to all the good causes nominated by the Lakeland 100 family.
We are kicking off the first of our Lakeland 100 related donations with the legendary Sunderland Strollers who man the Wasdale checkpoint, also known as the Stroller Disco, a late night secret club for Lakeland 100 runners. Their dedication to their checkpoint theme knows no bounds and they get better every year.
The Strollers decided to undertake a huge challenge to celebrate their Stroller member/Olympic GB marathon athlete Aly Dixon heading to the Rio Olympics. They decided to raise money for two charities close to their hearts, St Benedict’s Hospice (based in Sunderland) and Marie Curie Cancer Care.
The Strollers decided that on the 26.2 days before and leading up to Aly’s race 226 teams would cover 26.2 miles to support her and raise funds for their chosen charities. Aly would then finish off with the final marathon at the Olympics.
They have raised in excess of £3000 and are hoping to ultimately break the £5900 mark.
Epic Kidz/The Lakeland 100 competitors have donated £500 to support their efforts and wish them all the very best of luck in reaching their fundraising target.