Keswick to Barrow is beaten by Covid 19

Since its inception in 1967, the Keswick to Barrow walk has been a mainstay of the area’s fundraising calendar. In that time they have distributed over four million pounds to charities with recent annual donations of over £350,000 per year.

Sadly that run is broken this year. The committee have worked tirelessly to find a solution and after cancelling the original walk in May a revised ‘back to our roots’ walk was to take place this Saturday. However, with the recent rise in cases, coupled with the new restrictions being imposed this week, there was little option other than to cancel the walk, even with the reduced numbers.

In a statement released yesterday on the official website the Committee said..

“As we are all aware, the situation with Covid is worsening and as restrictions are tightening we believe it is inadvisable to run the event at this time even with the reduced numbers.

All the money that has been raised for the Resolution Cup this year will be presented by the end of this month. We don’t want to delay getting these much needed funds to the nominated charities .

We thank everyone who has supported us this year and we are so disappointed that for the first time in K2B history we’ve been unable to put on a walk for the year.

With the situation as it still is, we have made the decision to further postpone the full walks for K2B and C2B until September 2021. Further details will be forthcoming.”

SportFurness would like to congratulate the Keswick to Barrow committee on their determination to host a 2020 race and we urge people to get involved in next year’s events and make it a record breaking year.

Written By
Mark Curwen

Mark Curwen

Bowls Editor

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