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August 30 - September 05
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    Run The Edge - Lake District Coast

    Run the Edge 2021

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    30-08-21-21-03-21

    Run The Edge - Lake District Coast

    A BRAND new outdoor event will be held on Copeland’s coastline next year, as part of the Connecting Cumbria’s Hidden Coast programme.

    Run the Edge will take place between Millom and Whitehaven on March 20 and 21, and is expected to welcome more than 800 competitors, boosting the area’s post-covid economic recovery.

    Organised by Copeland Borough Council with Breaking Strain Events, and funded by Sellafield Ltd and the Government, the endurance challenge offers a 10km run, a marathon and a 65km ultra-marathon – as well as the option to walk the route over one or two days.

    The event will take in much of Copeland’s picturesque coastline, with event hubs in Millom and Whitehaven, and an event village in Ravenglass.

    All the routes follow the soon to be designated English Coastal Path and cross beaches, dunes and farmland, passing towering cliffs. Participants could also spot some of the hundreds of bird species that live along the coastline especially around Haverigg, Drigg and at St Bees Head.

    This is the event’s first year, and as part of the Connecting Cumbria’s Hidden Coast programme, its aims to inspire visitors to Copeland’s coast, promote health and wellbeing and raise awareness of the area in the UK.

    The Connecting Cumbria’s Hidden Coast programme is led by Copeland Council and funded by £1.15m from Sellafield Ltd  and more than £1m from the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund. As well as the challenge event, it will include a new beach cafe at Silecroft, several new cycle and footpath routes and a coastal art trail enabling people to explore Copeland’s art, culture and heritage using the natural environment.

    Mayor of Copeland, Mike Starkie, said: “This ambitious event will showcase the unique and visually stunning Copeland coastline as a destination for visitors and outdoors enthusiasts.

    “We are committed to developing new opportunities like this to support Copeland’s economy. I’m well aware how hard our tourism industry has been hit this year, and we’ll use programmes such as the CCHC to rebuild our visitor economy and support jobs and businesses”.

    Gary McKeating, head of community and development at  Sellafield Ltd, said: “Through our Social impact multiplied programme we invest in projects that help to diversify our local economy and that address key issues such as wellness, aspiration and attainment.

    “I am delighted that our investment in the Hidden Coast programme will help to make our beautiful coastline accessible for local people and tourists, and for people of all abilities.

    “Run the Edge will be a wonderful event that will bring runners, families and the local community together for a great couple of days of fun and exercise.”

    Lee Peyton, director of Breaking Strain Events, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be working with Copeland Borough Council on this new event. Run the Edge offers a real feel for the great outdoors along a stretch of stunning coastline. With multiple checkpoints along the way the event will be safe, friendly and supportive, with different distances making it accessible for as broad a range of participants as possible.

    To find out more, or sign up for Run the Edge, visit https://theedgerace.com/

    Virtual Tour - West Coast World Heritage Site: Rome's western frontier, with Tess Pike

    18:45 -20:15
    30-08-21

    Virtual Tour – West Coast World Heritage Site: Rome’s western frontier, with Tess Pike

    Join me for a virtual whizz along the western frontier of the Roman Empire, from the forts defending the empire from attack from the Irish Sea to the port at Ravenglass, located at the natural harbour formed by the confluence of the rivers Esk, Irt and Mite, and then inland to the fort at Hardknott

    Virtual Tour - Millom: nestled in the shadow of Black Combe, with Tess Pike

    18:45 -20:15
    30-08-21

    Virtual Tour – Millom: nestled in the shadow of Black Combe, with Tess Pike

    When I think of Millom, poet Norman Nicholson springs to mind, and I remember a wonderful day I once spent there with fellow Blue Badge Guides. We explored Millom Castle, marvelled at the beautiful stained glass windows in ancient Holy Trinity Church, and finished our day at Millom Discovery Centre. The town really is a hidden gem that’s so full of history – join me on a virtual tour of discovery.

    Virtual Tour - Sea Valley Mountains, with Tess Pike

    18:45 -20:00
    30-08-21

    Virtual Tour – Sea Valley Mountains, with Tess Pike

    This evening’s virtual tour will lead you from the rugged coastline of St Bees through the river valleys and into the heart of the western Lakes.

    Virtual Tour - In the footsteps of L.S. Lowry: Gateway to Ennerdale, with Tess Pike

    18:45 -20:00
    30-08-21

    Virtual Tour – In the footsteps of L.S. Lowry: Gateway to Ennerdale, with Tess Pike

    Join me for a virtual tour of Egremont, Cleator Moor and the maze of settlements on the edge of the western fells.

    Virtual Tour - The Wonders of Whitehaven, with Tess Pike

    18:45 -20:00
    30-08-21

    Virtual Tour – The Wonders of Whitehaven, with Tess Pike

    This evening’s virtual tour will transport you from Whitehaven’s magnificent harbour, from which 80% of Ireland’s coal was once shipped, up into the broad streets of the 17th century New Town, described in the late 1700s as “one of the handsomest in the North of England…as populous as it is elegant”

     

    Virtual Tour - Discover the Lake District Coast, with Tess Pike

    18:45 -20:00
    30-08-21

    Virtual Tour – Discover the Lake District Coast, with Tess Pike

    In the central Lakes the hidden gems are often little visited corners of a tourist honeypot, but this evening I’m going to transport you in your mind’s eye to a much larger hidden gem that for many years has hidden its light under a bushel – the Lake District coast. I’m going to guide you from Ulverston to Aspatria through a rich landscape with fine beaches, magnificent views and a compelling story.

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