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The postponed 2020 Keswick and Coniston walks will be taking place on the 18th September 2021.

Event Registration has now re-opened for co-ordinators to add new teams and additional walkers to teams. Individual walkers can pay their non transferrable registration fee (fees paid in 2020 will roll over) -  Note :- Coordinators 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 with the Coniston walk starting at 07:00 and the following 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.

Nominate a charity

How does my team nominate a charity or good cause?

When entering a team for the walk, team co-ordinators will be able to to nominate up to three charities on behalf of each team. The nomination can only be made by the team co-ordinator whilst the team is in its initial 'Draft' state. Once the team co-ordinator has submitted the 'team for approval' no changes to the nominated charities will be permitted.

No other methods of nomination are acceptable, eg writing the name of the charity on a donation form. The K2B Walk Committee's preference is to make payment to the charities by BACS transfer, but the team co-ordinator may state a preference to present a  cheque to the charity direct from the team.

How many nominations can we make?

Normally one per team, but up to three nominations can be made per team.

Who can I nominate to benefit?

Ideally, your nomination should be a recognised registered charity. However, the K2B Walk Committee also supports causes which are not necessarily registered charities but which do provide a service to the community or assist with the development and well-being of children or the vulnerable. You can only nominate organisations from the pre-approved list on the nomination form.

Why can’t I send the monies to the charity direct?

Because the K2B Walk Committee needs to process your sponsorship through its accounts and, because the event is self funded, the Committee needs to cover its costs from the monies before making the charity distribution. Note that as much of the event costs as possible are covered by corporate donations, not individual sponsorship.

What costs does the K2B have?

The main costs are for the provision of food and drink for the walkers. Other costs cover materials to maintain the infrastructure of the walk, (IT equipment, new signage, etc.) and consumables (vehicle fuel, stationery, medical supplies, etc.) There are NO costs deducted for committee expenses or time which are all given voluntarily.

How much will my nominated charity receive?

If approved, your nominated charity will receive a minimum of 67% of the total amount raised by your team, as defined in the Walk Terms and Conditions. A maximum of 33% of the total raised by your team is reserved to cover essential walk costs, and for distribution at the K2B Walk Committee's discretion amongst a portfolio of Cumbrian charities and good causes.

When will my nomination be made?

All beneficiaries will be announced at the annual K2B Awards Evening held towards the end of each year. Cumbrian Charities and Good Causes will be invited to collect their awards at this event. Non-Cumbrian awards are forwarded to the charity direct unless requested by the nominating team to be forwarded to them for presentation.

What will each charity receive?

We will send an award package to them, consisting of: a large dummy cheque (for presentation) and, where applicable, a Gift Aid pack. The K2B Walk Committee distributes donations to charities and good causes by BACS transfer, except where a fundraising team specifically requests payment by cheque to their specified recipient organisation. Cheques that are not cashed by the recipient organisation within six months of being issued will be cancelled and forfeited. Cancelled cheques will not be re-issued.