X Border 10K Runners

The Race With Cross Border Appeal

There's still some places up for grabs at the unique Scotland/England cross border 10K...

It had been hoped that the popular X-Border 10K event would run twice yearly and after last February's successful staging, organisers started planning a rerun for September which sadly didn't happen. It's not all doom and gloom though - as the race will return this February with the date set for the 4th and a brand new 'glory leg' style finish line in Gretna is set to be part of the action. 

The unique event which sees runners cross the Scotland/England border, will this year see runners set off from Kingmoor Park in Carlisle and finish up at Caledonia Park (formerly Gretna Gateway). As usual a free shuttle bus will take finishers back to the start. 

Speaking of the new finish line, organisers commented: "The management team at Caledonia Park has granted permission to finish the event in a ‘Golden Mile’ type setting in between the shops on the retail park. This new innovation I believe will take this event to the next level.

"We have less than 200 entries remaining to guarantee your amazing medal at our new finish line so let’s keep the bookings coming in people!"

Since its inception, thousands of runners have taken part in the event, now in its 12th edition. 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.

Last year’s winning time was achieved by Eden Harrier, Harry Lancaster in 00:33:02 while first female was Marie Marshall of Annan Athletics in a time of 00:38:28. 

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

Image: X Border 10K Facebook

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