Run or walk, and raise funds to reduce suicides in Cumbria

Location: Fell Foot near Newby Bridge, LA12 8NN
Date: 22nd September 2024
Registration Time: 8:30 am
Race Start Time: 9:30 am
Race length: 2 hours. Run as many laps of our 2.5km course as possible in 2 hours.
Entry fee: £10 per person (includes a free T-shirt)
Age: 16+

It’s a Team effort!

Stride Against Suicide is not your usual running event! You and your team of up to 5 will run (or walk!) as many laps as you can in 2 hours around the beautiful landscaped grounds of Fell Foot at the south end of Lake Windermere.

Get your mates, your local quiz team, office colleagues, or your Pilates pals and join us to run as many laps as you can. Runners have to be at least 16 years and entry is £10 per person, plus we encourage participants’ own fundraising. All money raised from the event goes towards Every Life Matters, reducing suicide rates in Cumbria through suicide prevention training, awareness raising and bereavement support.

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It’s not just about running fast! There will be music, refreshments and a variety of prizes up for grabs, alongside the cup for most laps completed by a team and individual – best team name, largest and smallest combined age, largest and smallest combined shoe size, best outfits, and many more.

There’s a café open at Fell Foot, the beautiful Lake Windermere to swim in to cool down once you’ve done your race, or just sunbathe and unwind on the Cumbrian Riviera at the lake shore.

For more information about the event and fundraising see our FAQs at the bottom of the page.

Fundraise for us!

This is a fundraising event for Every Life Matters. Public donations are vital to keep our suicide prevention and suicide bereavement support work going across Cumbria. 

We’ve set up a JustGiving Fundraising Page for you as an individual, or as a group, to kick start your fundraising efforts. Alternatively, you can donate directly via the page. It’s not compulsory for you to raise funds to take part but every little bit helps! Be a Fundraiser!

Suicide is everyone’s business

We have a vision of a society where suicide is openly and widely discussed. Where people feel able to seek help when all feels lost and are suitably supported when they do reach out. A society where everyone understands the role they can play in suicide prevention. And where those bereaved and impacted by suicide receive the support they need, when they need it. We are part of a growing movement aspiring to a zero-suicide society.

Registration and Payment

Please register and pay for every team member individually. Thank you!

We need to match up team members to a Team, so make sure you all put down the same Team name! If you are taking part on your own then just put N/A. There is a prize for the best team name...Thanks!
T-shirts can be collected at registration.
This may count towards a prize!
This may count towards a prize!
Price: £10.00
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Does a team need to have 5 runners?

No, teams can be up to 5 runners. So 2, 3, 4 or 5 members are great or if you want to run solo, that’s also ok but we would encourage you to find at least 1 other member to share the race with.

Do I need to order a T-shirt?

Every entrant will receive one of our event T-shirts at registration. This is also how we will record how many laps you have completed, as well as to say who you are running in memory of if you choose to. You don’t have to order a T-shirt, or wear it on the day. For those not wearing an event T-shirt we will pin a paper sheet to your top to record the number of laps.

Where is the event?

Stride Against Suicide will be held in the beautiful landscaped grounds of Fell Foot at the south end of Lake Windermere, near Newby Bridge, LA12 8NN. See Fell Foot | Lake District | National Trust. This is a stunning location and participants can hang out in the grounds after the event, and even go for a swim in Windermere to cool down (because obviously the sun is going to shine on the 22nd September!).

Can children under 16 join the run?

Unfortunately, runners have to be 16 or over but families are welcome to support the run.

Is fundraising compulsory to enter?

We would we really encourage participants’ to do their own fundraising to support our cause. Join the Stride Against Suicide Just Giving campaign here: Stride Against Suicide: Every Life Matters 2024 – JustGiving

How do I set up a fundraising page?

On the right side of our JustGiving page click on the “Start Fundraising” button. You can then create your own page to promote to friends and family. Alternatively you can ask people to donate directly to us through the page. Just click on the “Give Now” button. Every little helps and we rely on public donations to continue our suicide prevention and suicide bereavement support activity. Be a fundraiser!

Is there parking available?

Parking is limited so please car share where possible.

Parking at Fell Foot
Parking is free for National Trust members. There is a parking charge for non-members (£6 for up to 2 hours, £7.50 for up to 4 hours, £9 all day). Cash at machine or card payments for parking can be taken by a member of the welcome team. Booking is not required.

Parking at Gummer’s How
There are 20 free spaces at Gummer’s How, 1 mile walk away from Fell Foot.
Address: Fell Foot Brow, LA12 8NL

Find more parking information here:

What facilities are available?

The Boathouse Café will be open 8:30am – 4pm. Picnic tables and benches can be found outside the café. Barbeques are not permitted at Fell Foot. Toilets are available, at the café, car park, and on the House Lawn.

Will there be refreshments?

There will be water on the House Lawn, and the Boathouse Café will be open from 8:30am – 4pm.

Are dogs allowed on the course?

Unfortunately dogs are not allowed to run the course as part of Stride against Suicide race but dogs on leads are welcome at Fell Foot.

Is Fell Foot accessible?

There are accessible toilets in main car park and at the Active Base and a changing facility available in the boatshed next to the Boathouse Café. There are wheelchair accessible pathways and level access to the café and outdoor viewing platform, and a path around the lake shore suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs.

Designated parking
Accessible parking available in the main car park, south car park and Active Base car park.

Steps/uneven terrain
Grounds are partly accessible, grass and loose gravel paths, steep slopes, undulating terrain.

Wheelchairs available
Two all-terrain wheelchairs available. One is a manual push all terrain wheelchair with no power assistance and the other is an electric assist push all terrain wheelchair, which enables the pusher to tackle steeper terrain. Both wheelchairs are free of charge. Acquire on arrival with a member of staff in the main north car park.

Full Access Statement:
Fell Foot Access Statement 1 May 2024