Get ready to Run Preston

Posted on - 4th September, 2009 - 5:22pm | Author - | Posted in - Recreation, Sport, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston

Runners prepare for Run Preston 2008Fancy running through the streets of Preston and raising money for charity at the same time?


Run Preston returns to Preston’s roads as part of the ‘On The Move’ festival, which includes the City of Preston Cycling Grand Prix, on Sunday September 27th 2009.

There are three races that you can enter, 2 km fun run (ages 8 and over), a 5km walk or run (ages 14 and over) and a 10km run (ages 15 and over).

You can enter by downloading the entry form from the Council’s website.

All races start and finish in the heart of Preston and will take in the riverside and main shopping areas.

1,500 people took part in Run Preston 2008 and the City Council is hoping to beat that this year, and is adding the workplace challenge where groups of colleagues can run together.

Phil Walsh, head of leisure, sports and arts at Preston City Council, said “Run Preston is always a fantastic day, with hundreds of spectators cheering on everyone who takes part. The races are open to all abilities and we want to encourage as many people as possible to take part, no matter what level they are at. With one pound from every entry going directly to the Rosemere Cancer Foundation it really is a cause worth supporting. We hope that the event will also provide a fun and healthy experience for everyone involved, and promote more active lifestyles to our competitors.”

£1 from every entry goes towards Rosemere Cancer Foundation. The charity provides facilities and equipment for patients being treated at the Cancer Centre in Preston, and local Cancer Units throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria. Rosemere also funds vital local research, helping to provide the very best care possible for patients throughout the region.

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