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The postponed 2020 Keswick and Coniston walks will be taking place on the 18th September.

We'll be re-opening registration in June  for co-ordinators to add new teams and additional walkers to teams. As well as to take registration fees for those who haven't paid yet (fees paid in 2020 will roll over) - Please Note we are awaiting the Government announced on the next phase of Covid easing before re-opening our on-line Registration Payment system.

Coordinators can modify their teams today. You can remove walkers or swap walkers up to your current registered team size.

If you are currently in a team but your coordinator can no longer administer the team, please contact us at registration@keswick2barrow.co.uk

Please see our updated FAQs for more infomation

 

Revised timings for September 2021

As daylight hours will be shorter than in May, we'll be making some changes to timings to reduce the risk of walking on dark roads. As such, the Kewick walk will be starting at 06:00 and the dollowing cut-off times will be in place.

Coniston     13:00

Lowick        16:00

Rakes         18:00

Marton      19:00

Dalton       20:00

The Walk Day In Case of Emergency (ICE) phone number has changed. It is now 0777 888 4020. The new number will be printed on lanyards and route cards.

Charity guidance

Keswick to Barrow Walk fundraising was established in 1969, primarily to benefit a range of small local charities and good causes in the Barrow and South Cumbria area, many of which apply for K2B funding each year.  Collectively, we title these groups 'the K2B Pool of Local Charities'.

However, recognising the increasing number of non-Cumbrian teams participating, the charity nominations process was introduced to enable teams to nominate charities from their locality to benefit from their efforts.

The Walk Committee strives to keep event costs to a minimum, seeking maximum funding from ‘corporate sponsors’ in order to minimise overheads and maximise benefit to the causes that need it most. Accordingly we tend to favour those smaller local charities which have lower overheads and which are visibly active within the community. We do not support charities and good causes which are domiciled and bank outside the UK. Teams should consider this when deciding whether the K2B (C2B) is the right event for their fundraising.

The K2B charity nominations process has been in operation for several years and its success is down to following a clear set of guidelines. Central to the process is the understanding that all teams will try and generate as much sponsorship as possible, all of which must be returned to the K2B Walk Committee. Under no circumstances should any monies be donated direct to charities or via any other method such as JustGiving.

Funding requests can be submitted by charities and good causes that are registered with us. To submit a funding request please log in to your Charity Account and make a request using the on-line REQUEST FUNDING FOR YOUR CHARITY form. If you require any further information, please contact us via the CONTACT US form (Note: We do not accept Funding Requests via email). Please be aware that due to high demand and limited funds, some requests may be unsuccessful.

Gift Aid, if you are eligible, is a great way to maximise any donation. You can claim back 25p every time an individual donates £1 to your charity or community amateur sports club (CASC). For guidance, please read the HMRC Guidelines for Gift Aid  (external website).

If your charity or good cause is not currently registered with us, and you would like to be added to our list of approved organisations, please fill in the REGISTER A CHARITY form.