Run Preston 2013: City prepares for tenth annual 5k and 10k

Posted on - 11th August, 2013 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, Recreation, Sport, Things to Do in and around Preston

Runners taking part in the 2012 Guild version of Run Preston


The tenth Run Preston event will see runners from across the city pulling on their trainers in September.

The 2k, 5k and 10k runs attract thousands of people of all ages to race through the streets of Preston.

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This year it will take place on Sunday 29 September.

It starts with the 2k Fun Run at 9.30am, the 10k run begins at 10am and the 5k at 11.30am.

The city council says there will be entertainment and activities set up around the Flag Market for those coming down to support their friends and family.


Deadline for entries is Friday 20 September and the prices are:

10k: £10 for a UK Athletics affiliate, £12 for everyone else
5k: £8 for a UK Athletics affiliate, £10 for everyone else
Fun Run: £2 for everyone
Both 10k and 5k: £15 for UK Athletics affiliate and £18 for everyone else

You must register in advance to take part by downloading the form from the council website.

Anyone turning up on the day will not be allowed to run.

If you have any questions you can call the council’s sports development team on 01772 906 188.

Watch a video below showing Run Preston 2011

The routes

The 5k route starts at the Flag Market and goes down Glovers Court before entering Avenham Park. It cuts along the Recreation Ground before joining the river, comes back up Miller Park. Runners then come through Winckley Square and re-join Fishergate and finish on the Flag Market.

The 10k route followes the same start but instead of coming down through Avenam Park runners come along Ribblesdale Place and straight down Avenham Park and run past the Conti onto Riverside and cross the river at Penwortham Bridge.

Runners then run along the South Ribble side of the river before crossing back at the Old Tram Bridge, going around the Avenham Rec, along the Avenham Park side of the river and then come up Miller Park and join Winckley Square before a sprint through the city streets back to the Flag Market.

You can view the full route maps on the council website.

Have you taken part in Run Preston? How did you do? What do you think of the running routes? Let us know in the comments below

Image credit to Norbet1

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