Wednesday, 11 July 2012

CancerCare prepares for annual Cross Bay Challenge

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Local charity CancerCare is getting ready for next month's half marathon across Morecambe Bay, the only race in the world to cross a tidal area – and there will also be a separate event on the same course for walkers.

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. The race sees entries from runners from all over the world and has been voted one of the UK’s favourite half-marathons.

For those who prefer to take in the beauty of their surroundings at a calmer pace, there is also a shorter six mile walk starting at 11.30am from Silverdale and is open to all. It proves popular with families and friends of the half marathon 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.

If you want to be running or strolling across the sands in August don't leave it too late to sign up. 

• The race begins at 1.45 pm from Cark Airfield on Sunday 12th August 2012. (pre-registration is needed).  

• Registration for the half-marathon: £26  (affiliated runners) or £28 (unaffiliated)

• Registration for the walk: £10 if you pre-register and £15 if you register on the day (Cost includes transport and refreshments)

• All proceeds to CancerCare, your local cancer support service. Register at or call: 01524 381820

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