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Quote from Joss NaylorThe International Mountain Running Youth Cup is the World’s premier competition for Under 18 Mountain Runners. For the last 12 years International teams from across the world have converged annually at mountain locations in Italy, France, Ireland, Bulgaria and Czech Republic to compete for this trophy.

This event is all about developing and inspiring young people, be it international athletes, local athletes, local schools, clubs and communities.

The cost to host the event, with approximately fifteen international teams of ten athletes for three days, will be around £40,000. The major costs are accommodation, food and transport to and from the venue from airports, with specialist race equipment, awards, media, athlete support/paramedic cover etc. adding to the cost.

All teams will be accommodated at Ambleside Youth Hostel and the race will be hosted by Ambleside AC.

A local Youth Cup 2020 committee has been set up, a non-profit group whose aim is to create a fantastic weekend of junior fell running, with opportunities to see and meet the best young fell and mountain runners in the world competing in Ambleside.

If anybody would like to find out more, please contact me directly at or 07764610799.

Many thanks, Duncan