RUNNERS of all abilities are gearing up for this year’s Solstice Saunter - due to take place at Bolton Abbey on the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, on Thursday, June 21.

The Solstice Saunter, organised by the Airedale Dodgers Running Club is one of three exclusive trail running events to be held at Bolton Abbey this year., and will raise money for Sue Ryder Care Manorlands Hospice.

A five mile run based around the River Wharfe from the Cavendish Pavillion up to Barden Bridge and back on the other side is suitable for all abilities of runner.

Held on the evening of the longest day, and with such lovely scenery and good running, the event has been a sell-out every year.

This year’s event will be sponsored by Skipton company, J B Springs, which specialises in the production of springs, wireforms and custom parts across a wide range of industries and sectors.

Molly Ralphson, community fundraiser at Manorlands said ‘We are delighted to have the support of J B Springs to help the Solstice Saunter maximise its fundraising potential. We rely heavily on local companies to support the hospice so gestures such as these are really helpful in contributing to the care we can provide. We urge anyone who wants to give the event a go to enter soon before it sells out.”To enter the event, go to the