The Montane Lakeland 100 competitors raise thousands of pounds for the Epic Kidz charity. Every July runners take part in this iconic event by completing either 50 or 100 (105) miles around the Lake District. Along the way the runners pass through 14 checkpoints manned entirely by volunteers. We have asked all of the checkpoint owners & managers from the 2017 event to nominate a group or charity to receive an Epic Kidz donation. Over the next few months we will be blogging about all the donations made to all the good causes nominated by our Lakeland 100 family.
The next donation in our series comes via a nomination from the owners of the Kentmere Checkpoint. Kentmere is a very small parish, with only 75 people living there. As many of our Lakeland 100/50 runners will know, despite the tiny number of residents, Kentmere is home to a large village hall and a large church which the parish has to maintain year upon year.
This year the Kentmere checkpoint owners have asked for the donation to go to the Kentmere Institute (the location of the Lakeland 100 checkpoint) so that it can be used to benefit the small number of children that live in the parish as well as the many people who come to visit the lovely valley.