The future of the Sanders Lakeland Mountain Marathon as a non-profit making event has been secured through the incorporation of a Community Interest Company (“CIC”). Lakeland Events Community Interest Company (registered company number 11191535) has been formed to organise the 2018 event and all those in the future. The company does not have shareholders, is limited by guarantee, and any profits made can only distributed to registered charities.
The company’s objectives is provide benefit to residents of Cumbria and visitors to the area by the organisation of competitive navigational running events that take place in the Lake District and surrounding area. The company provides incentives which encourage young people to participate in these events and believes that regular participation will lead to many of them retaining a commitment to physical activities throughout their lives. The company looks to providing quality events at a relatively low entry fee.
The company’s activities will also benefit local businesses that provide services both to the events themselves and to the visitors who come to the area to participate in them and require accommodation and supplies.
Any surplus will be donated to registered charities that provide outdoor activities in the Lake District for disadvantaged young people and to charities which pursue improvements to the local environment.
The 2018 event will be the 40th Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon since it was started in 1978. The event continues to rely on a large number of committed and hardworking organisers, helpers and marshals and the event could not be staged without this voluntary support.