Run the Edge

The Lake District Coast is Cumbria’s hidden coast. Behind the grandeur of Scafell Pike, beyond the expanse of Windermere and the sweep of Langdale Pikes lies a stunning and unexplored coastline. It’s also an ancient coast studded with Roman remains, historic harbours, castles and ancient industrial workings.

As part of Connecting Cumbria’s Hidden Coast Programme funded by Coastal Communities Fund and Sellafield Ltd, Copeland Borough Council are working with partners to host a brand new running event the length of the borough. Largely following the line of the designated England Coastal Path, the challenge route will stretch from Millom in the south to Whitehaven in the north. Linking in to the wider programme the coastline will eventually see improvements in infrastructure, new art installations and will enable people to explore Copeland’s art, culture and heritage using the natural environment.

So what to expect? Sweeping views and the sound of the waves, robust route signage, friendly marshals and support, the best race medal and amazing goody bag (we put the ‘good’ in goody bag), and a vibrant Event Village with music and food vans. What’s not to like?

Run the Edge Events

70K Ultra

18th June 2022
08:00 HRS

A perfect introduction to trail ultras around a relatively flat coastal route. You’ll be hard pushed to find an ultra with views as sweeping and beautiful as this. Run, jog or walk over a single day.

Price: £60 (Early Bird: £57)

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Half Marathon

18th June 2022
09:00 HRS

So you’ve bagged a few road marathons but don’t fancy the ultra just yet? Then the half marathon is the race for you. The perfect distance to raise money for your favourite charity.

Price: £30 (Early Bird: £27)

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18th June 2022
10:00 HRS

The short route allows a great way to transition from road to trail running and a step up in distance from the Saturday morning parkrun 5K. It’s a stunning coastal run starting and finishing in Millom.

Price: £25 (Early Bird: £22)

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Run the Blades
Volunteer for us.

Volunteer for us on one of the days and you’ll get a crew garment and a packed lunch. Limited places available.

Contact or  call 07568 563061 to find out more.

Event Info

  • Date

    Saturday 18th June 2022

  • Venue

    All three runs will start in Millom near the Millom Recreation Centre.

  • Registration

    Registration for the race will take place in the Event Village located in Millom (which will be fully signed). Please note, race numbers will not be posted out in advance of the event.

  • Time

    The ultra starts at 0800 hours, the half marathon at 0900 hours and the 10K at 1000 hours.

  • Travel

    At present there is no designated parking for the event but there is plenty of on-street parking (and we expect to have an event car park available by June). We’re also encouraging the use of the train to and from the start/finish and if demand is there we will also put on buses.

  • Mandatory Kit

    For the ultra: mobile phone (to call the Challenge Director) in case of emergency, foil blanket. For all events, a collapsable drinking cup/bottle/hydration pack. Use common sense in your kit selection based on the weather.

  • Checkpoints

    On the longer route we will have checkpoints every 10km (approximately). These will provide water in water butts/compostable cups.

  • Plastic-free

    As a company, we’ve made a commitment to be single-use plastic free at all our events where possible by 2022. We’d appreciate your assistance as we fight to reduce the damage to our planet.

  • Routes

    The confirmed routes will be out at least three months before race day.

  • Goody Bag

    Everyone loves a goody bag and we’re no different. Awesome medal and a selection of other nice stuff.