THE opening 2013 Lakeland Trails event at Cartmel Racecourse takes place tomorrow with more than 1,000 trail runners from all over the UK, along with visitors from Holland, Germany, Belgium, France and Ireland taking part.

The Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding Company will provide individual puddings at each of this year’s Lakeland Trails’ events, which are to be handed out to participants as part of their reward for reaching the finish line.

At every 2013 Lakeland Trails event, competitors will also receive a specially designed event T-shirt, a digital photo memento and a branded goody bag.

Lakeland Trails is now in its 10th year and in 2012 it attracted more than 10,000 participants across eight venues, most of whom came from outside of the county.

Their annual trail running series aims to cater for all abilities and their courses range from 10K to full marathon distance.

Last year the Lakeland Trails won the prestigious national award from Running Fitness for best Off Road Challenge event.

The Batala Lancaster samba drumming band and singer/songwriter Pete Lashley will be performing throughout the day, and there are trade and retail stands, food and drink stalls, children’s entertainment including children's Fun runs and a live commentary with MC.

The event is supporting the Allithwaite Playing Fields charity involved with marshalling the event, along with other regional and national charities.