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It is with great regret that the K2B committee must postpone the Resolution Cup Challenge to take place on the 26th September to May 2021.

As we are all aware, the situation with Covid is worsening and as restrictions are tightening we believe it is inadvisable to run the event at this time even with the reduced numbers.

All the money that has been raised for the Resolution Cup this year will be presented by the end of this month. We don't want to delay getting these much needed funds to the nominated charities .

We thank everyone who has supported us this year and we are so disappointed that for the first time in K2B history we've been unable to put on a walk for the year.

With the situation as it still is, we have made the decision to further postpone the full walks for K2B and C2B until September 2021. Further details will be forthcoming.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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22nd September 2020

2020 Walk Postponement

 

It is with great regret that the K2B committee must postpone the Resolution Cup Challenge to take place on the 26th September to May 2021.

As we are all aware, the situation with Covid is worsening and as restrictions are tightening we believe it is inadvisable to run the event at this time even with the reduced numbers.

All the money that has been raised for the Resolution Cup this year will be presented by the end of this month. We don't want to delay getting these much needed funds to the charities nominated charities .

We thank everyone who has supported us this year and we are so disappointed that for the first time in K2B history we've been unable to put on a walk for the year.

With the situation as it still is, we have made the decision to further postpone the full walks for K2B and C2B until September 2021. Further details will be forthcoming.

 


3rd September 2020

Keswick to Barrow Walk Resolution Cup Charity Announcement

 

The Keswick to Barrow (K2B) 40 mile walk sponsored by BAE Systems has been running for over 50 years and in that time has raised several million pounds for charities and good causes. Due to the Covid pandemic neither the K2B or C2B will be running (or walking) in their normal format.

Instead, on the 26th September, to keep the challenge 'real', the original (and Covid safe) K2B challenge between a team from the BAE Systems shipyard in Barrow and a team from the Royal Navy staff stationed in Barrow will be held – the Resolution Cup. Chair of the Committee, Craig Bland says “The blisters, sweat and tears of these 'heroes' keeps the K2B walk tradition going and offers an opportunity for us all to raise money and support a number of charities that desperately need and deserve support, particularly this year during these difficult times.”

In a normal year the Walk would give away around £350K to charities and good causes. Craig observes that “whilst it would be great to be in a position where we could still achieve this amount, realistically we know this will be a stretch but we are still committed to raising as much money as possible in these challenging times.”

This year’s Resolution Cup will focus on raising money for:

  • Morecambe Bay Hospitals Charity
  • St Mary's Hospice (Ulverston)
  • St John's Hospice (Lancaster)
  • Cancercare (North Lancs and South Cumbria).

With the potential to support additional charities if over £75,000 is raised.

Donations can be made either by visiting the K2B website K2B Donate or by texting (K2B20 to 70970 to donate £5 or K2B20 to 70191 to donate £10).

 

 

 

31st July 2020

K2B’s Resolution Supports Local Charities in 2020


Due to the continued impact of Covid-19, this year’s Keswick to Barrow Walk sponsored by BAE Systems, is going back to it’s roots. The walk has successfully run every year for the past 53 years and, as with this year, that sometimes means being creative.

We want to honour the core of the Keswick to Barrow Walk. This means an event for local people raising money for local charities and good causes. The walk is one of the largest, local community events that raises money for charities and causes in the North West.

In 1967, the Barrow Shipyard first challenged the Royal Navy to walk from Keswick to Barrow. Every year since, the Shipyard and Navy have gone head to head to be the fastest team home and win the Resolution Cup.

This year, on the 26th September, to honour the founding of the Keswick to Barrow, the Committee will support last year’s Shipyard winners and the Navy as they re-enact the walk that started it all to raise monies that will be distributed to local charities and good causes that have been front and centre supporting local people through the impact of the Covid crisis*.

All monies currently raised will be deferred to next year, instead, a single 2020 fund will be started on the K2B page and via text. This fund will be shared out among the local charities and causes that have been impacted most by Covid 19*.

So please show your support for the walk and the local charities and good causes it supports and head to our webpage where you can find details of how to donate.

*A list of charities will be confirmed shortly