Scout Scar

 The Old Racecourse, Brigsteer Rd, Kendal 

The ever-popular series kick-off race never disappoints. It's a classic 5 mile (or so) blend of fast hilly cross-country on rough limestone tracks with stupendous 360 degree views (for spectators out on the course).  The senior race and shorter junior races all start with a fast charge across the flat field before heading out onto the rough Scar area where the pace settles. Year upon year it attracts a large number of runners from all over Cumbria, Lancs and N Yorks. Junior and Senior races alike can have over 200 starters.