Run­ners take up chal­lenge for wildlife

Western Morning News - - News -

The race is on again to raise funds to pro­tect wildlife. Run­ners from all over Corn­wall gather in Pen­with for the an­nual Race for Wildlife on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 2.

This 7.5-mile race through the coun­try­side north of Pen­zance takes in breath­tak­ing views of Mounts Bay and St Michael’s Mount and is part of the Cor­nish Multi-Ter­rain Race Se­ries for 2018. This will be the eighth year it has been held. The event is or­gan­ised by the Mounts Bay Har­ri­ers in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Corn­wall Wildlife Trust, and will again be hosted at Pen­with Col­lege.

The chal­leng­ing route in­cludes off-road tracks through fields with the added ob­sta­cle of Cor­nish stiles to cross, un­even stony ground across the moors, as well as tar­ma­cked roads.

The first half of the run is up­hill and the sec­ond half down­hill, with a slight kick up­hill to the fin­ish at Pen­with Col­lege.

The race is not suit­able for wheel­chair users, and no dogs are al­lowed on the col­lege premises or to run in the race due to live­stock in some fields. Ear­phones/iPods/per­sonal stereos are banned on pain of in­stant dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion.

A per­cent­age of en­try fees will be given to Corn­wall Wildlife Trust. Ad­di­tional spon­sor­ship forms are down­load­able from the event page for any­one want­ing to raise ad­di­tional funds for the trust; mounts­bay­har­ri­ers.co.uk/race-for­wildlife

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