The UK's Favourite Half Marathon
New direction for 2013.
This years Cross Bay race will be running in the opposite direction to previous years due to the type of tide and the channel crossings. Starting at Hest Bank foreshore at 11am and finish at Flookburgh. The walk will be starting from Silverdale at 10.30am and finishing at Flookburgh. Please note the walk is longer this year at approximately 7 miles.
Please note: The coaches will leave from Flookburgh taking runners & walkers to the start.
Runners World Votes Cross Bay Challenge 4th best Trail Race 2011
Great News... Our Cross Bay Challenge has been voted 4th by Runners World Readers, for the top trail races. Many thanks Runners World and to everyone who voted for us!
Cross Bay Challenge is a truly unique way to experience the stunning scenery of Morecambe Bay and the South Lakes. Historically the quickest route from Cumbria to Lancashire at low tide, the bay crossing dates back to the 13th century when monks from the local abbeys served as guides to travellers. Whilst the monks have now been replaced by highly-experienced guides equipped with a host of navigation and safety equipment, the experience of being out on the sands remains as breathtakingly beautiful as ever.
With the choice of a half marathon (the only known race in the world to cross a tidal bay and consistently one of the UK's highest rated races!) or a family-friendly 7 mile walk that finishes in the same place as the runners in time to cheer them over the finish line, there’s something for everyone.
YOU CAN REGISTER ON THE DAY FOR THE 7 MILE WALK AT GIBRALTAR FARM, JENNY BROWN'S POINT, SILVERDALE,