Carlisle City Urban Trail Race
Athletes will congregate in front of the magnificent East window of our stunning 12th Century Cathedral. Running from the cathedral round the cobbled Fisher Street you will pass the award winning Tullie House museums original Victorian entrance.
After passing Radio Cumbria studios and Tullie House’s modern rotunda entrance. You will reach the Caldew gate entrance through ancient city wall defence. Take a flight of steps up onto the Millennium Bridge. The bridge takes you over the controversial 1970s 4 lane highway that divided the city then, and the tourism chiefs now.
The steps off the bridge deliver you directly in front of the Norman Castle. A short run along the front of it at the ruined castle walls you will turn left slightly downhill then uphill to continue your Carlisle Castle tour. High above the park below, running to the far corner of Castle a sharp left awaits and a gentle drop back down toward Millennium Bridge to complete the Castle loop. Onto Devonshire Walk then left turn into the tree lined avenue leading to Sheepmount Sports Stadium.
When reaching the sheepmount go straight across the ring road and run along the river bank coming up the steps and under Eden Bridge carrying straight on past the Sands Centre and following the trail round to St Adians Road Bridge. Turn right after the bridge and follow the track to the right. You will then complete a well signed / marshalled circuit of Rickerby Park taking you back over St Adian Road Bridge. Retracing your steps back to the finish at the rear of The Sands Centre.
Race HQ is The Sands Centre, Carlisle, CA1 1J. There is ample parking, however it is pay and display.Registration and entries on the day will be upstairs just inside the main entrance and will be open from 17:30 to 18:45. A race briefing will be held at the back of the THE SANDS CENTRE at 18:45 prompt before athletes are walked for the 19:15 start at the Cathedral, Approximately 800m away. The race will be hand timed so please ensure your race number is securely fastened and clearly visible. The route will be marked with signs, white painted arrows on the ground and main turns will have marshals. The finish will be in Bitts Park near the tennis courts. At the finish collect your medal and enjoy the refreshments. Prizes will be presented to the first 3 male and female finishers shortly after the third athlete has finished all other age group prizes will posted out. All age group prizes will be awarded to male & female and are determined by the number of entries in each age group
Event Location: Carlisle Cathedral, Castle St, Carlisle, CA3 8SY