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International Youth Cup 2020

International Youth Cup 2020 is crowdfunding

raised of £30,000 target by 14 supporters

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

Thank you

Duncan Richards, Chair, Youth Cup 2020 Local Organising Committee.

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  • International Youth Cup 20205 months ago
    International Youth Cup 2020

    International Youth Cup 2020

    5 months ago

    The engagement with partners Epic Events, inov_8, Pete Bland Sports, Atkins Ferrie & Kong Running, plus support from this Just Giving page, means we have raised just over £23,000. Which is awesome. I’ve just returned from this years International U18 Cup in Susa, Italy both inspired and uplifted about the importance and significance of this event. Not just about the racing, also the friendships made across nationalities & borders that sport, especially in the spirit of the mountains, can foster. Ambleside next year...

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  • International Youth Cup 20207 months ago
    International Youth Cup 2020

    International Youth Cup 2020

    7 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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  • Rossendale Harriers

    Rossendale Harriers

    Dec 5, 2019

    We are looking forward to a great weekend in Ambleside. One of our club members Matty Mackay won the IYC in Italy in 2018 and has gone on to further International success. Good luck with the event.




    Nov 25, 2019

    Donation of £300 from our Lee Mill fell relay 24th November, Cheers!


  • Rossendale Harriers

    Rossendale Harriers

    Sep 26, 2019

    I’m sure it will be a fantastic event and help to maintain an important step in International development for Junior athletes. Well done to everyone involved.


  • David Mackie

    David Mackie

    Sep 22, 2019

    Hope the dream is realised.

  • Mike Pearson

    Mike Pearson

    Sep 14, 2019

    This is a great experience for young athletes, but a huge effort to organise. Brilliant that you’re hosting this event, particularly so close to Scotland!


  • Colin Driver

    Colin Driver

    Sep 4, 2019


  • Christopher Hearson

    Christopher Hearson

    Jun 12, 2019

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