Race Sponsors and Partners

Without the kind and generous support of these companies, Lakes Sky Ultra™ would not be taking place, so a big thank you to the following:

Salewa are our main sponsor, supplying technical clothing to keep our marshals safe as the look after you in the mountains around the course. 

Salewa are a well-known mountain brand, hailing from the Italian Dolomites. They’re not necessarily known for being an out and out running brand, however Salewa have been producing lightweight clothing and equipment since the early 60’s for fast and light travel through mountainous terrain. They led the way with the lightest crampon on the market in the 60’s and produced the worlds lightest climbing helmet in the mid 90’s.

Salewa say this about the LSU:

“ Based in the heart of the Dolomites, where all our products are brought to life,   SALEWA is engineering the best products for use in the most demanding alpine and mountain activities 

THE SALEWA ALPINE SPEED CONCEPT is all about the mountains,  a great playground and a perfect place to train for awesome events like the Lakes Sky Ultra.  Hiking fast or running on rocky and technical terrain. It's only about the difference in speed since the goals are the same: improve performance and endurance, get stronger physically and even mentally. To be better and to have a better life!

 This is why Salewa are proud and excited to be supporting the 2016 Lakes Sky Ultra “

Lakes Sky Ultra™ are extremely pleased to announce their association with ArdBlair Sports Importers®, the UK importers of Leki Poles and are a main event partner.

Leki Poles are the European brand leader in this sector and are extremely common on many ultra races in the UK and the wider European circuit.

A little background about our Race Partners: Ardblair Sports Importers were founded in 1977 by Arnold Scott and are still family-owned and run. Since Kirsten and Ewan have taken the reigns the company has gone from strength-to-strength in the outdoor, winter sports and running sectors. There is synergy and cross-over in the brands they distribute throughout the UK and Ireland. Staples include quality footwear from AKU, pioneering ski, trekking and Nordic walking poles and accessories from LEKI, and lightweight crampons and durable gaiters from HILLSOUND.

With a dedicated, knowledgeable and passionate sales team and warehousing, customer service and PR in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, you can be assured of excellent service, support and backup, including technical training on the range of products they offer.

LakesSkyUltra™ are happy to recommend the design and quality of Leki Poles®  and products for technical mountain  and ultra running.

Mountain Fuel does as it say's on the packet!! It fuels you in the mountains.... 

We're ultra proud to have the support from this top flight hydration and nutritional company based in the heart of the northern Lake District. 

Rupert and team will be providing you with hydration support pre, during and post event... keep a keen eye out for the logo! 

Mountain Run offer coaching and training for navigation, mountain skills and natural running, all designed around the mountain racing scene in the UK.

The Climbers Shop was one of the 1st outdoor stores in the Lake District and has a heritage as long as your 'Ape Index'! 

Certainly being the 1st outdoor store in Ambleside and the fact they have been supplying running, climbing and other outdoor clothing and equipment to mountain users since 1959 makes them the obvious choice to support the race. 

What ever products you might need for the race in July, we know confidently that the Climbers Shop staff and kit selection won't let you down. 

Either give the guys and gals at the store a call, drop in when your on your next recce of the course or purchase online. Don't forget to sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with the Climbers Shop discount code! 


Harvey Maps make the best maps for mountain running and challenges.

Cowmire Hall produce quality Lake District cider, perfect for post-race hydration!

Mr Duffin's Coffee are a local coffee roaster based in Staveley. Steve and Eleanor produce the best coffee in the Lake District and use Freeman Trading's Tunki Beans which is a favourite in the Mountain Run Events Office. 

These guy's know their coffee & are fresh roasting the coffee on the Tuesday before the event for delivery the following day, ensuring you get the freshest coffee possible for the day of the race. 

We hope you will notice the difference in flavour, this is by far the best coffee supplied at any "Feed Station' on a trail race in the UK!

Event Partner, Cumbria University have kindly allowed us to use their facilities as the event centre. Their courses offer students the best of both worlds - education at the foot of the mountains

We're very proud to the be first UK trail race to be using the fantastic Sky-Lines Race Tattoo's. The girls at Sky-Lines have pulled all stops out to make this happen & have partnered us in the event to make the Salewa Lakes Sky Ultra a UK test for these brilliant inventions.

Event Partner: (Supplied prizes)

Miglio Designer Jewellery is a family run business, with all the jewellery being designed and finished by hand in Cape Town, South Africa. The company was started by Jenny and Mike Miller, shortly after they met as 20 year old university students in the 1980’s. What began as a sideline hobby to make a little extra money selling resin and seashell bracelets from the boot of their VW beetle, grew into small but global company. Their daughter, Victoria recently joined them, running the UK office. All the jewellery is lead and nickel free. Pewter and brass form the base of the pieces, which are then triple plated in pure silver and often combined with genuine leather, Swarovski crystals and semi precious stones. In a market saturated with products mass produced in the east, Miglio is dedicated to uplifting their local community in South Africa where jobs are scarce and poverty rife. Jenny and Mike employ local skilled craftsmen, investing in them and the family members that inevitably follow them into the business. As the Miglio family grows globally, so too does our local one. Every piece of Miglio jewellery you own, is made with love, by caring hands, from one generation to the next.

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