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Race the Train - Bury to Rawtenstall

Sun 25th Jul 2021 · Bury Saint Edmunds
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About this event

In partnership with East Lancashire Railway's this race will start from Bury train station on the sound of the steam trains whistle. Runners will then set off North along trail paths running alongside the railway lines and Irwell River. The run is from point to point, starting at Bury and finishing at Rawtenstall Station.

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Mad Bull Events brings some of the most unusual race events in the North West ​ From River Runs to racing against Steam Trains and Challenging Head Torch Races our events are accessible to all and are designed to push your mental and physical boundaries Take up the challenge, take the race by the hornsand just do it

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What's included:

There will be T-Shirts and Bespoke medals to all finishers. Prizes for the first 3 male/females, also to age category winners.

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Logistics and schedule

Registration opens on platform 3 from 09:15

The steam train on the sound of its whistle will travel south to the next station then change tracks, then head north catching the runners as it makes it's way to Rawtenstall Station


Friends and family can ride the train looking out for runners along the way shouting encouragement, so why not buy a concessionary train ticket.

How to get there

Bury St Edmunds, Bury St Edmunds, Bury Saint Edmunds IP32 6EZ, UK

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