Make a run for the border at the 2021 XBorder 10K this Sunday
Places still remain at one of the world’s few border crossing runs
Organisers of the 2021 XBorder 10k have confirmed that the event will be going ahead as planned this Sunday (11 July) after being postponed from its traditional January date.
In addition to being a welcome return to ‘normal’ racing life, the day will mark the 10th anniversary of the UK’s only England/Scotland running event.
This year’s edition of the XBorder 10k will start from Kingmoor Park in Carlisle and follow the A-road parallel to the motorway to Gretna, with a front-runner cyclist leading the way on the fast and flat course. In a change from previous years, once at the finish in Gretna, it will be up to competitors to find their way back to the start.
Cumbria and South West Scotland’s largest 10k event was last run in ‘reverse’ – from Gretna to Carlisle – in 2019 with nearly 700 finishers . A virtual event was held in 2020.
The last time the route from Carlisle to Gretna was run was 2018, with Cees Van Der Land of Tyne Bridge Harriers clocking the winning time (34.54). First female home was Karen Bridge of Eden Runners (41:13).
With full local authority and site permissions to proceed, as well as a UKA licence, entries to the 2021 XBorder 10k are capped at 850 with just over 150 remaining at press time.
Online entries close at midnight on Thursday (8 July), with entry on the day possible for an extra £2 if not sold out.
All runners will receive chip timing and a 10th anniversary medal.