Runners take up challenge for wildlife
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