The return of a running festival in south Cumbria is looking to build upon a successful first year.

The 'Run the Edge' event is organised by the Millom Striders and will be held on Sunday, May 19. 

Taking place for the first time in 2023, the multi-terrain event consists of two races, stretching 5km and 11.4km.

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Both events will start and finish at The Ski Bar, Port Haverigg and will follow the majority of the Cumbrian Coastal path.

The organisers explained: "Both events will take in the breathtaking views and scenic views around the Duddon Estuary - a Site of Special Scientific Interest - and the Lake District’s Southern Lakeland fells towards Blackcombe, Whitecombe, Coniston Old Man and Scafell Pike.

"The shorter route will pass along Haverigg Sea Wall but will follow a loop after approximately 2.5km and return along the sea wall to the finish.

"The longer event again passes along Haverigg Sea Wall but instead of looping back will continue further along the Coastal Path on to Millom before the return leg."

Run The Edge was part of the Connecting Cumbria’s Hidden Coast programme, which is led by Cumberland Borough Council and funded with £1.15m from Sellafield Ltd and more than £1m from the government's Coastal Communities Fund.

Andrew Rigg, chairman of Millom Striders, said: “Run The Edge was an absolutely amazing success last year.

“We had 159 runners in the main 5k and 11k races and another 30 in the fun run, including lots of children."

Online entries for the event can be submitted up to a day before the race, with the 11k run costing £15 for entry for adult club members and £17 for non-affiliated runners.

You can find out more about the event and sign up here.