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 challenge event the length of the borough. Largely following the line of the designated English 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, a quality t-shirt 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


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

June 2022
09:00 HRS

So you’ve bagged a few road marathons but don’t fancy the ultra just yet? Then the 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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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 Edge HQ

Millom Recreation Centre
Lancashire Road
LA18 4AW

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.