A year on from his death a section of a Preston man’s favourite running route is to be named in his honour.Advertisement
Prestonians are being invited to don their running gear and join a 2.5km dash in honour of Ben Ashworth.
Ben, who died aged 38, was a tireless campaigner for raising awareness of bowel cancer.
Given just months to live he went on to run marathons and much more during the years since his diagnosis.
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Lancashire County Council agreed to name a section of the Guild Wheel, a route Ben ran many times, after Ben following a petition.
The stretch is 2.5km from the entrance to Miller Park by the Continental going towards the Docks – running alongside the River Ribble.
Ben’s widow, Louise Ashworth, says there is an event planned at the Continental after the unveiling, on Sunday 1 July from 1pm, of the Ben Ashworth section.
Cabinet member for envionrment at Preston City Council councillor Brian Rollo said: “Ben was a wonderful Prestonian. It is our pleasure to dedicate part of the Guild Wheel to Ben – we are proud to honour his memory in this way, and look forward, with his family and friends, to the grand unveiling 1 July.”
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All proceeds from the Conti event, which is to include music and food, will go towards the Rosemere Cancer Foundation.
A Facebook event has been set up to keep people informed of the event.