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Preston Road Races to celebrate 15 years since we became a city

Posted on - 19th November, 2016 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Events, News, Sport, Things To Do

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To celebrate 15 years since Preston became a city, two road races are being held in 2017 in Walmer Bridge.

Both 5 and 10 mile races will be taking place at Walmer Bridge Village Hall, on Gill Lane, Preston on Sunday 13 August next year.

The 5 mile race will take the scenic route around the Walmer Bridge Village Hall and the surrounding area.

The 10 mile race will follow the same route as the 5 mile, however athletes will have to complete two laps of the course.

The races, organised by Conteq Events, will start at 9am and finish around 1pm and hope to be as successful as previous event such as the Lostock Hall Carnival 5k.

Organiser Michael Brennand is hoping the event will be a great success, and is planning on making a fun filled day that all the family can enjoy featuring special guests.

He said: “The road races are open to all and hopes to become an annual event.

“It will be a great day out for everyone, Preston’s own afternoon olympics, and we hope to inspire people to train in the sport.

“Top runners in the region have already signed up to participate.”

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Organising is ongoing for the event, however a range of competitions are currently being planned in the run up to the races to help celebrate 15 years of Preston being a city.

Competitors must be over 16 to take part in the 5mile race and over 17 to take part in the 10 mile race.

The 5 mile race is priced at £12 and the 10 mile race is £17.

UK Athletics members are eligible for a £2 discount.

Tickets can be purchased online and you can follow the Facebook Page

Entries for the races close on Thursday 10 August 2017 at midnight.

Will you be taking part in Preston Road Races? Are you celebrating 15 years since Preston became a city? Let us know in the comments below

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