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Crossing Borders

This cross-border race offers runners a bargain finish...

Storm the barricades and take part in one of the only 'cross border' events in the world this February. Back once again, and with its fancy new finish at Gretna's Caledonia Park returning for a second year, the X Border 10K offers plenty of reasons to run.

The 2024 edition will take place on 4 February with runners setting off from Kingmoor Park in Carlisle and finishing up at Caledonia Park (formerly Gretna Gateway) having crossed the Scotland/England border in the process!

Since its inception, thousands of runners have taken part in the event, now in its 13th year. All runners will receive an XB medal, which organisers Innovation Sports say are ‘renowned for their distinctiveness and style’. There will also be free race photography, with images to be posted on the event’s social media page.

The race t-shirts are also something to sing about with organisers commenting: "We are delighted with our amazing technical finisher t-shirt for 2024, it is thanks to our incredible main event sponsor (Caledonia Park) that we can supply every finisher with a t-shirt this year. Their involement really has helped take the event to another level in 2024."

The race finished in Gretna's outlet village for the first time in 2023, with participants delighted to take advantage of the location. Commenting after the race one participant said: "Fabulous event! Brilliantly set up with one of the best medals I’ve seen. The route was fab, much preferred this over last year. And wow at the discounts - three pairs of Nike trainers for £93! Overall, can’t wait to do it again next year!"

In 2023 it was David Holmes of Border Harriers & AC who won the race in a time of 33:38 while first female was Rachel Brown of Western Tempo in 36:07.

If you'd like to know more, visit the X Border 10K website.

Image: X Border 10K Facebook

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