CAKED 3K a muddy great success!

Runners get CAKED at Rainton Meadows

Fun runners took on the peaks and puddles of Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve, near Houghton le Spring, in Durham Wildlife Trust’s ‘CAKED 3K’.

CAKED 3K Start Line

People aged 6-99 were challenged to run/jog/plod a three-kilometer course on the reserve on Saturday 26th January and 101 took part.

Named CAKED due to the likelihood of mud but also the small mountain of cake available to participants at the end, the event was a sell-out.

1st Place Tony (Right), 2nd Place Thomas (left), 3rd place Julia (middle)

Through entry fees, tombola and donations on the day, the Trust raised £768 to help fund its work.


Event organiser Emily Routledge, of Durham Wildlife Trust, said: “A great big thank you to those who took part. We had 101 runners, joggers and walkers take on the route. With many of them having never been to Rainton Meadows, it was a fantastic way to raise awareness and encourage more people to value and enjoy nature where they live.

“Some runners also became members on the day so the Trust will continue to benefit from the event.”

Sarah-Jane Crossing the Caked Finish Line


Should you wish to find out more about this and other challenges with Durham Wildlife Trust then email Find our about the Trust’s next fun run Run Rainton here.