Cheviot Challenge Runners

A Short Hop Across the Border

Back for 2021 the Cheviots Challenge now has a run option…

runABC Scotland looks South today (but only just) as, after a COVID ‘gap year,’ the Cheviots Challenge is back for 2021 on Sunday 4 September. Historically a walking event, this year (the event’s 39th staging) sees the option to run the route as a race added to the mix. 

The Cheviots Challenge is organised to raise funds for the Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team (NNPMRT), a voluntary organisation whose members share a common interest in providing and important life saving service 24 hours a day 365 days of the year. 

For the first time this year race organiser, Trail Outlaws, is working in partnership with NNPMRT to help set up the event as both a competitive race and a personal challenge.

There is a choice of two routes - long and short. The ’Terry Lynn' long route is approximately 22 miles long with over 4265 feet of ascent while the 'Eileen Lynn' short route is approximately 14 miles long and over 2888 feet of ascent. 

Both routes will take you through and over the beautiful Upper Coquetdale and Cheviot Hills, which straddle the Scottish border, offering a fabulously beautiful trail experience. Take part by yourself or as a team with a group of friends, either way you’ll be fully supported and looked after on the day. 

Always wondering what your next meal will be? You’ll be delighted to hear that runners will be rewarded with a sandwich at the end of the race.

For more information and to enter visit the event website

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