Runners are expected to shake off the Christmas pounds with a half marathon route around the edge of Preston.Advertisement
The sixth annual Central Lancashire New Year Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 5 January.
It’s a brand new route for the 500 runners who have booked to tear through the course which takes in the rural North West edge of the city.
Organised by Fylde Coast Running the places for the race have already been snapped up.
They state: “Now in it’s 6th year, the Central Lancs Half Marathon is a great race to start the year off.
“The route is on quiet rural roads through picturesque villages and small hamlets. The course is well signed and marshalled all the way around.”
The 13.1 mile route starts from St Marys Catholic School, Darkinson Lane at Lea Town and takes in Catforth, Inskip and Salwick.
Parking for the event is available at the nearby BNFL Club on Lea Lane.
Organisers say the event is full but there may be a few places available on the day, but not to risk it. If any places are available on the day they will cost £13 if you are a member of a running club or £15 if not. Then add £2 to the fee as you’re running on the day.
You can view more information about the event including a route map on the Fylde Coast Running website.