28 Jun

A 10K in the Valley

Appleby Rotary 10K

This Sunday (30 June) will see the latest staging of the Appleby Rotary 10K, a small event of around 200 runners that takes runners in and around the picturesque setting of Eden Valley, Cumbria.

Organised by the Rotary Club of Appleby, the race was re-introduced in 2014 and has since become a big hit with club runners and, with an accompanying 4k fun run, is popular with the whole family.

On offer is an undulating route that begins from Appleby Grammar School and moves past the River Eden before climbing up to the highest point of the course at Fair Hill. From there, runners enjoy a downhill section before the course turns away from the town towards the villages of Clickham and Brampton and then a return to the start point.

Ahead of this Sunday’s race, Martin Stephenson from Appleby Rotary Club told runABC North: “Our preparations for both the Eden Valley Fun Run which starts on Sunday 30 June at 10-30am in front of the Grammar School and the 10K road race which starts from the same place at 12.00pm are going well, we are expecting the weather to be overcast but the going over the undulating scenic route should be good.”   

Martin added: “If anything is thinking of taking part on Sunday, entries are still being taken on line or can be done on the day, with late entry priced at just £15 or £12 for affiliated runners.”

You can still enter the Appleby Rotary 10K and Fun Run here.