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Runners to celebrate on historic canalside route

Lancaster Canal

Runners and walkers will take to the towpath next month in a celebration to mark 200 years of the Lancaster Canal.

The Aqueduct 10k, on Sunday April 19, also marks the re-opening of the historic Stainton Aqueduct on the canal which was badly damaged during Storm Desmond.

Organised by the South Lakes’ events, Jogging Pals, in association with the Canal and River Trust, the family-friendly event is open to anyone who wants to walk, jog or run the route.

It will start at the Junction 36 exhibition centre, where there’s free parking, and follow the towpath through Millness, Crooklands  and Stainton to the turn-round point at the historic Hincaster Tunnel, where refreshments will be provided. Marshals will be in place along the route.

The Grade ll-listed Stainton Aqueduct was built in 1819 and carries the Lancaster Canal over Stainton Beck.

Registration on the day will open at 8.30 with walkers setting off at 9am, and joggers and social runners leaving at 10am. Faster runners can set off at any time up until 11am. There will be a wildlife quiz along the way for children who take part…..and entrants can do any distance, get to a mile and turn around if they want.

For full details, to book a place, and see a map of the route, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aqueduct-10k-trail-run-walk-tickets-91116880041

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