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.
Our next donation in our Lakeland 100 series comes from the owners of the Buttermere checkpoint. This little checkpoint is visited by the Lakeland 100 runners over the Friday evening of the race. It is situated in the Old School at the base of Newlands Pass, overlooking Buttermere. The small school had 6 pupils attending in the 1800’s!
The checkpoint owners have asked for their donation to go towards improving access to the Old School. Anyone who has seen this beautiful little building will know that it is situated on a grassy slope which is extremely slippy when wet, especially at night. The Old School want to upgrade their path to the building to make it safer for visitors by installing a path of slate chippings. The Epic Kidz/Lakeland 100 donation of £500 will go a long way towards helping with this upgrade.