New Church Stretton 10KImage: courtesy of Run UKAC

Run a scenic tour of the town at the Church Stretton 10K

Tickets are selling fast for this inaugural race.

The first Church Stretton 10K takes place on Sunday 24 October in this picturesque market town in South Shropshire. Runners of all abilities can expect a challenging route with superb views of the Shropshire Hills and an experience to remember.  

Church Stretton is nicknamed ‘Little Switzerland’ with its shops and houses nestled in a valley surrounded by the Shropshire Hills. Known as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) this locale is ready to play host to 1,000 pairs of feet this autumn in a race with a ‘feel good’ factor from organisers UK Adventure Challenges (UKAC) and with the support of the town council.    

Location is everything as they say and this is certainly the case with Church Stretton that lies midway between Ludlow and Shrewsbury and has a long and ancient history. There are no shortage of hills and the Long Mynd, Wenlock Edge, Stiperstones, Caradoc and Wrekin are popular destinations for walkers and runners.

This ‘Big Race in Little Switzerland’ starts at 10am from the Rectory Fields and is held on closed roads around Church Stretton. Not an easy 10K due to the elevation but a highly scenic, chipped time one. 

Finishers will receive a bespoke medal and be able to download race photos for free. Technical t-shirts can be purchased as an additional cost at time of entry. 

The organisers expect this race to sell out sooner rather than later due to the location. Get in quick for the Church Stretton 10K at the UK Adventure Challenges website.  

Image courtesy of Run UKAC. 

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