Run The Borders

Will You Run The Borders?

Head to the heart of The Borders for this brand new event...

Event organiser, Breaking Strain, has recently unveiled plans for a brand new race for The Borders. The company is already responsible for the successful Run The Blades event, so it is likely that the new offering - Run The Borders will prove equally popular.

Speaking about their new event, a spokesperson commented: "Excited to announce the inaugural Run the Borders race! Lace up your shoes and join us for an epic journey through the stunning landscapes of the Scottish Borders."

Visiting the heartland of the Scottish Borders on 24 August, runners will take to the Borders Abbey Way to complete the 109K loop as individuals, teams or a relay of four. Starting by the home of Melrose Rugby, The Greenyards, the circular route links the historic Borders rugby towns of Melrose, Kelso, Jedburgh, Hawick and Selkirk.

With as little as 25% on tarmac, the route passes the Scottish Borders four ruined abbeys: Melrose, Dryburgh, Kelso and Jedburgh and follows the banks of the River Tweed, Teviot and Jed Water as well as traversing higher ground especially on the second half of the route.

Breaking Strain's spokesperson continues: "This might not be the Highlands, so maybe you think you're in for an easy ride, but there's still almost 1900 metres of ascent. However, with generous cut offs (we had to add some for this one as we all need to get back for work on Monday), 9-10 checkpoints along the way, robust route signage, friendly marshals and volunteers, with the option to run in a relay or walk the route, we want to make Run the Borders accessible to as wide a range of fitness and experience levels."

If you'd like to know more, visit the Breaking Strain website.

Image: Breaking Strain Facebook

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