Race organisers team up with Great Cumbrian Run

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The Great Cumbrian Run
The Great Cumbrian Run

The Great Cumbrian Run has announced a partnership with a local running event organiser to help manage this year’s action.

Sport In Action partners up with the Great Cumbrian Run ahead of the annual road running event on Sunday October 2.

It is hoped that with Sport in Action’s expertise, this year’s Great Cumbrian Run will be better than ever as it enters the 40th year of operation.

The run starts at The Sheepmount Athletics Stadium in the centre of Carlisle before taking competitors out through the city centre towards Wetheral and returning through Scotby village, Rickerby Park before a grandstand finish back at The Sheepmount.

Sport in Action is, for the first time, working together with Better to race-manage the annual event

Sport In Action organised of popular local events, including Carlisle Resolution 5K & 10K, the Castle 5k Series and Carlisle Santa Walk and Dash.

Brian and Claire Allen at Sport in Action said “As a local, family-run events company that has been organising events for over 10 years, we strive to put our athletes at the centre of our races.

“Starting back in 2012 with 3 races, we are now running 12 successful local events including the Santa Dash where we have raised almost a whopping £50,000 for Jigsaw children’s hospice.

“We look forward to welcoming runners from our own local community, Cumbria and further afield of all abilities, hopefully alongside some of our well-known racing regulars at the start line.”

Tom Rice, partnership manager at Better said: “The Great Cumbrian Run has been a huge part of the Cumbrian calendar now for many years.

“We are excited to be working together with Sport in Action to deliver a successful and enjoyable event in 2022.

“The atmosphere at the event is always fantastic and we look forward to seeing all participants on the start line on Sunday 2 October.”

The Great Cumbrian Run is proud to support local charities CFM Radio’s Cash for Kids, Eden Valley Hospice & Jigsaw and The Lake District Calvert Trust.

Athletes who choose to raise money for partner charities will automatically be set up with a SportsGiving page, to allow online sponsorship and donations.

The Great Cumbrian Run takes place at 10am on Sunday, October 2.

Race entries are available online at better.org.uk/gcr.

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