Series includes a 5-mile cross-trail event, 3-mile trail race and multi-terrain mile challenge races

A three-day running event – the Trafford All Terrain Challenge – will return for a second year to the Mersey Valley from July 14-16.

The action gets under way with a 5-mile cross-trail race in the rolling trails of the Valley on the Friday from 7.15pm, while on the Saturday at 10.30am multi-terrain mile challenge races based on ability will be held around Sale Water Park.

Sunday from 9.30am will see runners tackling a flat and fast 3-mile trail race along the banks of the River Mersey.

The overall ATC champion will be the runner with the lowest points total across the three stages.

Cash prizes and Hoka One One running shoes and clothing will be awarded to series leaders and category winners.

“The Mersey Valley is a stunning setting for this event. With a mix of terrain and varying distances this event should be both fun and challenging. We aim to attract both recreational and the more serious runner,” said race organisers Steve Green and Tim Egerton.

Stockport’s Jack Martin, the winner of the men’s series last year, went on to represent GB in the Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh XCountry in January.

Laura Riches of Leigh also went on to achieve track success, finishing sixth in the BUCS Championships 3000m race.

The entry for all three races is £21.00 (plus an admin fee of £1.55) via

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