Weʼre raising £30,000 to bring the International Mountain Running Youth Cup to Ambleside in 2020
- Ambleside, Cumbria, UK
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The International Mountain Running Youth Cup is the World’s premier competition for Under 18 Mountain Runners. For the last 12 years International teams from across the world have converged annually at mountain locations in Italy, France, Ireland, Bulgaria and Czech Republic to compete for this trophy. .
It has never been hosted in England.
We are aiming to develop and inspire young people by bringing world class under 18 athletes to race over Loughrigg, a 335m high fell overlooking Lake Windermere. This event would take place on June 27th, 2020.
The cost to host the event, with approximately fifteen international teams of ten athletes for three days, will be around £30,000. The major costs are accommodation, food and transport to and from the venue from airports, with specialist race equipment, awards, media, athlete support/paramedic cover etc. adding to the cost.
A local Youth Cup 2020 committee has been set up, a non-profit group, whose aim is to create a fantastic weekend of junior fell running, with opportunities to see and meet the best young fell and mountain runners in the world competing in Ambleside.
It would be great if you could help us by contributing towards our target.
For more information about the international youth cup, please visit www.amblesidemountaincup.com
Duncan Richards, Chair, Youth Cup 2020 Local Organising Committee.
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International Youth Cup 20202 months ago
Many thanks for all the support. We are currently talking to 4 potential headline sponsors and 3 event partners. One partner, Epic Events, has already committed to cover the athletes accommodation costs for which we are, obviously, very grateful. As soon as other sponsors are confirmed I'll post here and on the website. I'd also like to thank Ambleside Parish Council for their support & positive encouragement.
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Jun 12, 2019
Jun 7, 2019
The first time the IYC is being held in England. And it's coming to Ambleside. Amazing!
Jun 3, 2019
Good luck with the event, hope to make another donation after our November Lee Mill Relays.
May 28, 2019
May 26, 2019
This is just a start. NAV4 Adventure will do all it can to support thus wonderful endeavour.
May 19, 2019
As a former FRA Junior Co-ordinator, England international mountain runner and England mountain running team manager, I can only give my wholehearted support to bringing this event to the UK.
May 18, 2019
This is such an amazing event that gives the athletes a real taste of what international racing is and the opportunities available to them. Fantastic that it's coming to England. Good luck!
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