Race Harborough are delighted to announce that they have been awarded a grant by the Trail Running Association to assist with the costs of establishing the Foxton Hound Ultra.

The event, which takes place on Saturday, 19th August, is new this year to the Race Harborough calendar, and offers participants two race distances of 100k and 50k.

Both races take runners on a journey through the beautiful countryside and villages that surround Market Harborough as they traverse the Harborough Round long distance footpath through Northamptonshire and Leicestershire.

The routes intersect with, and/or use parts of, The Jurassic Way, The Leicestershire Round, The Macmillan Way, The Midshires Way, The Richard the Third Trail, and The Uppingham Round long distance footpaths.

Mary Pearson, Race Director, said: “We are indebted to the Trail Running Association for their support of this event. They do a fantastic job in promoting trail running in the UK, encouraging participation in the sport, and encouraging race organisers, such as Race Harborough, to stage more trail races through their grant scheme.

“Entries for the race have been very encouraging for a fledgling event, and we are really looking forward to introducing the route to our participants.”

Full details on the Foxton Hound Ultra can be found at www.raceharborough.co.uk/foxton-hound-ultra/.

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