Tuesday, 7 February 2012

CancerCare announces Cross Bay Challenge run

Local charity CancerCare has announced this year's Cross Bay Challenge will take place on 12th Augsut 2012 and you cvan sign up for it now.

All proceeds to CancerCare, our local cancer support service.

The charity is proud to be the organiser of the UK’s favourite half marathon, and the only race in the world to cross a tidal area. Despite being run mainly on the flat, the Cross Bay Challenge certainly lives up to its title as runners battle sand and sea through the numerous water channels running down from the Lake District hills, crossing county borders from Cumbria to Lancashire.

For those who prefer to take in the beauty of their surroundings at a calmer pace, there is also a shorter walk that is open to all and proves popular with families and friends of runners as it offers the opportunity to experience the incredible scenery of the bay and the Lake District peaks, finishing in the same place as the half marathon in time to cheer to runners across the finish line.

"Last year nearly 700 runners and over 300 walkers took part," the organisers tel us. "The 13.1 mile run and 6 mile walk are carefully marked and marshalled, and we’ve received high praise for how well this event is organised.

"We’re aiming for 1000 runners this year, and already getting sign-ups from all over the world."

• If you want to be running, jogging or strolling across the sands in August don’t leave it too late to sign up.  Register at www.crossbay.org.uk or call: 01524 381820

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