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Partners and Sponsors

The Grand Day Out is proud to have had a huge range of partners, individuals and supporters who have been extremely generous and supported the planning and success of this event in January 2016, October 2016 and again in October 2017. Here are just a few and we will add to this list as many names as we can as we move forwards…!


Inspired Outdoor Events – a leading provider of outdoor events including trekking, corporate, charity fund raising and team building.

Mountain Run – Guided Running, Mountain Skills Courses and Natural Running in The Lake District

National Trust – The National Trust’s most important work in Cumbria is the conservation of about one quarter of the Lake District National Park. Almost all the central fell area and the major valley heads are owned or held on lease by the trust

Pure Outdoors Events – events designed by runners for runners with an emphasis on challenging, but fun, great days out in the great outdoors

James Kirby – Adventure Sports Photographer and Web Design

NAV4 Adventure – Mountain Running Skills, Trail & Ultra Navigation, Events Safety Team, Guiding Tuition & Coaching

Trail Motions Bike Skills – professional mountain bike guiding services, coaching and courses

Tail Trails – events for dogs and their humans

Lakeland Mountain Guides – Professional mountain guides and event organisers helping people from many different walks of life reach summits, achieve goals, defeat challenges and learn new skills.

Great Langdale Road Races – Organisers of the Langdale Marathon and Half Marathon

Climbers Shop Ambleside – Specialists in climbing, mountaineering, hill walking and fell running gear since 1959

Lake District Cycling – Local expert advice and cycling resource for the Lake District and Cumbria. Bike hire and event support.

Sarah Harvey Design – designer of all of our fantastic logos and posters

Cumbrian People – social media support and advice

SI Entries – professional ticketing and timing solutions for events

Are you interested in becoming a grand day out partner or sponsor?

GDO_SponsorsWe are now appealing for new sponsors and partners to help us ensure the Grand Day Out evolves into our vision of being one of the most enjoyable and successful fundraising events in Cumbria and an event that encourages people to come together and enjoy the great outdoors at the same time. These sponsors and partners will be vital to help us to ensure that as much fundraising reaches those communities and projects we are supporting.We are offering a range of sponsorship packages for businesses, including high profile sponsorship some of our headline events or as a general supporter of the event moving forwards.

If you are interested in getting involved and supporting us please contact us and we will be in touch.


We would like to thank all of the following individuals and organisations who have supported the Grand Day Out over the last two years:

George Fisher – Selling quality outdoor equipment, with great customer service! Set in Keswick in the heart of the Lake District with Abraham’s Café in store

The Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association (LDSAMRA) – comprises the twelve teams across Cumbria and the Lake District

Brimstone Hotel in Langdale

British Cycling – Breeze Network and ride leader event support

Castle Green Hotel

Event Safety Group

Forestry Commission – event partners for Grizedale & Whinlatter forest events :)


Haglofs – the largest supplier of outdoor equipment in Scandinavia

Kendal Mountain Festival – the largest and most varied event of its type in the world and it’s the main social gathering for outdoor enthusiasts in the UK

Lake District National Park Authority


Lyon Equipment – The leading distributor of quality caving, climbing, mountaineering and general outdoor equipment to outdoor retailers throughout the UK and Ireland.

Massage for Motion – post event massage treatments for participants

Montane – manufacturers of lightweight, multisport and endurance mountain gear

OMM – Ultralight outdoor gear

Oxley Developments Limited

Penrith Tourist Information Centre – providing an extensive range of information and services to people visiting Penrith, The Eden Valley and the surrounding

Pogu – an award winning safety brand. We develop technically leading, robust safety products born out of a desire to protect our customers

Sam Sykes Limited –  Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expeditions and residential’s in the UK and overseas

SPORTIdent – offers a unique system solution for timekeeping in outdoor sports

Sportive Lakes – Lake District Cycling events which make you smile

Trail Runner Magazine – your ticket to more adventurous running off-road

True Mountain– producers of performance outdoor apparel designed and manufactured in the UK


Ultra Magazine – a new magazine dedicated to ultra running

Ulverston Town Council

Ulverston Tri Club

Other generous prize donors and supporters include: Sharrow Bay Hotel, Berghaus, Rohan, Heaton Cooper Studio, Lakeland, Warwick Davies, Linda MacDonald, Hillsway Bungalow,Hobbycraft, Graham Uney Mountaineering, Lowbyer Manor Country House, Soozintheshed, Ullswater Steamers,Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, Appleby Creamery, Civil Service Motoring Association, Mammut, Explore in Cornwall,Trig Point Massage, Rod Ireland Photography, Buffalo systems,Merrell, Ribble Fuel Oil, Peak Walking, Eden Workshop, Arragons Cycle Centre,The Fairydust Emporium,The Quiet Site,Workout Warriors, Mother & Nature, Quirky Workshops