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Preston 10k details confirmed as it continues in the city

Posted on - 14th February, 2018 - 9:30am | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Events, News, Sport
Making their way up THAT hill in Run Preston
Making their way up THAT hill in Run Preston

What was known as Run Preston is returning to the city after being taken on by new organisers.

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The city’s 10k looked as thought it had reached the end of the road in 2017 but Sports Tours International have taken on the event.

Rebranded as the City of Preston 10k the race will start and finish in the city centre and follow a similar route to previous years.

UK events manager Kevin Harmer said: “We are delighted to have added the City of Preston 10k to our ever growing event portfolio in the North West.

“The race is extremely important within the city and with our expertise in delivering a number of successful mass participation running events and our additional reach to running customers outside of Preston, it’s sure to be a great spectacle for everyone involved.”

The race is to take place on Sunday 30 September.

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The sports group already run the We Love Manchester 10k, City of Salford 10k and the Alder Hey 10k.

Previous organiser Steve Ashcroft said 2017 would be his final event as the cost of running the event had risen too rapidly in recent years.

Lisa Baron and Claire Brown with their medals treating themselves to breakfast in Twelve Tellers after the race
Lisa Baron and Claire Brown with their medals treating themselves to breakfast in Twelve Tellers after the race

The City of Preston races appears to have dropped the 5k element of Run Preston, although a ‘Fun Run’ on race day is being organised and will be over a short distance.

Preston City Council’s cabinet member for culture and leisure councillor Peter Kelly said: “I’m delighted that Sports Tours International will be organising an annual 10k race for Preston residents and visitors. Always a popular event in the past, I’m sure they’ll do a great job for 2018.”

Read more: Preston Road Races return for 2018

Early bird entries have opened for the race have opened and are £17, and this drops to £15 for club affiliated runners on the Sports International website.

All entries include official chip timing, water on the route and finish, commemorative medal and finishers t-shirt.

The official race partner is Preston-based PAR Group.

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