Ben Ashworth marathon challenge: TWICE round the Guild Wheel for Preston runner and festive santa dash

Posted on - 23rd November, 2014 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Charities, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
Ben Ashworth with his Berlin Marathon medal

Ben Ashworth with his Berlin Marathon medal

A Preston man who has been diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer continues his incredible marathon runs just before Christmas.


Ben Ashworth, a father of three from Broadgate, has already run seven marathons in seven months – and now prepares for his biggest challenge on his hometown track.

Ashworth is planning to go twice round the Guild Wheel, clocking up a total of 36 miles.

The challenge on Saturday 20 December also sees the chance for Prestonians to join Ben for a festive 5km dash.

Everyone taking part in the run will be given a santa hat and a pair of comedy brum pants to wear. It costs £10 for adults to take part, and £5 for children. Entry includes a free mince pie and hot drink.

Runners will be joining Ben as he starts his second lap of the Guild Wheel in the Avenham Park leg.

Money raised during the 5k dash and Ben’s marathon run goes to bowel cancer charities.

You can sponsor Ben via his Virgin Money giving page and sign up to the santa dash by emailing

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