Get ready for The CancerCare Cross Bay Challenge

on Friday, 29 July 2016.

CancerCare is gearing up for our annual Cross Bay Challenge across the sands of Morecambe Bay next Sunday 7th August.


Over 500 competitors have already signed up to our unique half marathon, family friendly walk and Fat Bike cycle race with all proceeds from the event in aid of families in North Lancashire and South Lakeland affected by cancer.

Crossing sea, sand and counties, the run and cycle challenges will set off from Hest Bank in Lancashire and a 7 mile family walk will depart from Gibraltar Farm campsite in Silverdale. All the events will finish up at the Flookburgh foreshore.

CancerCare’s Head of Income Generation Christine Wardle says:

“Whilst there are many Cross Bay events taking place this summer ours is truly unique and an event people love coming back to year after year.

Whether you want to test yourself by taking on a new personal challenge in our half marathon - the only known race of its kind in the world to cross a tidal bay – or participate in our lovely walk with a group of friends, family or work colleagues, we have a challenge to suit everyone.”
Refreshments will be available at the start and finish points and everyone who takes part will receive a Cross Bay Challenge medal. Each event is also supported by experienced Bay guides and safety team.

Online registration for the half marathon and Fat Bike Cycle events will close on Tuesday 2nd August but you can sign up on the day for the walk.  To avoid disappointment, get to Gibraltar Farm Campsite in Silverdale in plenty of time to register before 8.15am.

For more information and online entry click here or call 01524 381820. Follow CancerCare on Twitter @CancerCareLocal or on Facebook at ‘CancerCareCharity.


The CancerCare Cross Bay Challenge event 2016 is sponsored by: Reid Hamilton, Ghyllside Cycles. Peter Bland Sports, and Redrow Homes.

CancerCare is a unique local charity based in Kendal & Lancaster, dedicated to helping families affected by cancer across North Lancashire & South Lakeland, providing a wide range of free services including Counselling & complementary therapies.

CancerCare has two dedicated centres based in Kendal (The Lakes Centre, Blackhall Road) and in Lancaster (Slynedales, Slyne Road) and also provide outreach services in local hospitals and community venues.CancerCare work closely with the NHS but only receive a small amount of funding from them each year.