We are delighted to announce the 2018 Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon will be supported by Alpkit. We aim to make this a very special event and their sponsorship has allowed us to make some important improvements. Further details will be announced shortly but these will include
- Subsidised entry fees for those under 25 on the day of the event
- Extended and comprehensive prize list across all courses
- Shelter at the overnight camp to allow competitors to socialise in the event of rain.
Alpkit are an ideal partner to the Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon, being a UK company with a very sound ethical base that manufactures a wide range of great value functional outdoor gear.
About Alpkit, in their own words….
Established in 2004, Alpkit was born of a passion for outdoor activity and a refusal to accept the price of filling our sacks with quality equipment. These days, we go to the alps, we climb, we ride, we paddle, we swim, we run, we board, we visit our in-laws, and we produce kit: we didn’t want it to be complicated.
Alpkit is a direct-to-customer company that develops honest, great-value and thoughtfully designed outdoor equipment. Our HQ and UK factory is based between Nottingham and the Peak District, and we now have two stores in Hathersage and Ambleside.
Dan Thompson, Marketing Manager at Alpkit, said “We have followed the Saunders for years: it’s given many of our team their first taste of mountain marathons (and second, and third…), and those of us who have participated always seem to wax lyrical about the friendly, accepting atmosphere and positive vibes. It’s not just an event that tests legs and minds: those that do well need to be as handy with a map and compass as they are on their feet”
“We’re excited to be part of the event in its 40th year and are looking forward to helping the event continue to be a success in the future”