The Langdale Road Races are staged by The Great Langdale Athletics Club and licensed by the Association of Running Clubs. The people who organise and stage the races are volunteers who all work for either Langdale Hotel or The Sticklebarn (National Trust) and give up many hours of their own time to manage these runs. Since 2014 when the current set up was established any profits from the races have been used to benefit local communities and good causes in the Langdale area.
2017 donated 2 community access defibrillators cabinets for the use of visitors and the local community.
2017 facilitated Great Langdale Primary School twinning project with an urban school in Manchester and a school in Spain by supplying tablet computers.
2016 supported the ‘Langdale Older Folks’ Christmas party, donation to Elterwater Bowling club, provided new Christmas Tree lights for Chapel Stile
January 2015, all the pupils at the Great Langdale Primary School were equipped with new sports kit including tracksuit and team shirts for when they play sport against other schools.
December 2015 donation to Cumbria Community Foundation to aid in flood relief across Cumbria following Storm Desmond.
2014 we hosted a special 10k race to help raise money and awareness for the Herdwick Sheep Breeders Association. The money raised was used to help promote the Herdwick breed around the country.
The Princes Trust have benefited and some of their young people have Marshalled at our races.