CancerCare 10th Cross Bay Challenge

Sunday 6th July 2014

Time: Walk approx. 12noon; Run approx. 12.30pm
Organiser: CancerCare
Email: fundraising(at)
Telephone: 01524 381820
Venue: From Gibraltar Farm, Silverdale (walk); End of Moor Lane, Flookburgh (run) - both end at Hest Bank
County: Cumbria

CancerCare 8th Cross Bay Challenge

Your Guide 2 Events in the Lake District

The CancerCare 8th Cross Bay Challenge in Morecambe Bay offers a choice of a half-marathon race or a family-friendly six mile walk. Set against the breathtaking scenery of Morecambe Bay and the South Lakes, the Cross Bay Challenge offers something for everyone.

The Half Marathon race is truly one of a kind.  It's the only race in the world to cross a tidal bay and you'll run through the sea, across sand and county borders, starting in Cumbria across the coach route across the bay ending in Lancashire at Hest Bank. The walkers venture out into the bay from what is known as the Cow's Mouth from Gibraltar Farm, Silverdale across the coach route arriving at the finish line in Hest Bank in time to cheer on the runners.

The Cross Bay Challenge 2010 was selected by UK Athletics as the UK's favourite half marathon of the year and attracted record numbers of both runners and walkers. Not only was it the biggest Cross Bay Challenge ever but also one of the largest events ever to take place on the Morecambe Bay sands. The 2011 event was voted 4th by Runners World Readers in the top trail races category.

The walk will be from Gibraltar Farm, Silverdale starting at 11:30am to Hest Bank. The Half Marathon from the end of Moor Lane, Flookburgh to Hest Bank departing at 1:45pm

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