Everything you need to know about Run Preston 2017

Posted on - 2nd September, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, City Centre, Flag Market, Preston News, Sport, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
You can wear headphones but runners are advised not to Pic: Paul Melling
You can wear headphones but runners are advised not to Pic: Paul Melling

The date has been confirmed for the very last Run Preston.


The popular sporting event, featuring a 10k Run, a 5k Fun Run and a 2K Run/Walk, will be taking place this year on Sunday 24 September.

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It will start from Market Street in Preston City Centre and take the scenic route around Avenham and Miller Parks and the River Ribble.

Related: This year’s Run Preston will be the final one

What is the route?


The 5k route goes through the city centre into Avenham Park, across the Old Tram Bridge and then back along the River Ribble to Penwortham Bridge.

It will then follow back through Miller Park, up the large hill before crossing Winckley Square and finishing at the Flag Market.

The 10k, like previous years, will go into Avenham Park, and down to London Road before crossing the bridge.

It will then come back along the River Ribble, loop back down the Old Tram Bridge and follow the rest of the 5k route.

What time does it start?

The 10k Run will kick start at 9am, followed by the 5k Fun Run at 10am and finally by the 2K Run/Walk at 1pm.

How do you register?

Registration for the 10k and 5k races will be available on the day from 8am at the Covered Market.

For registration you will need your email confirmation or payment receipt when collecting your race pack to ensure swift collection process, and there will be an enquiry desk if you have any problems or questions.

There will also be a supply of pins to attach your running number to the front of your running top.

Can you wear headphones?

You can wear headphones, but Run Preston advises that you do not wear iPods and similar devices whilst running to avoid mishearing marshals and enabling fellow runners to communicate with you if necessary.

Will there be refreshments and race aid?

Water bottles will be handed out along the route and the 10k has a water station located halfway.

Medics will also be available along the route.

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There will also be a host of entertainment and activities set up around the Flag Market on the day.

How do you enter?

You can enter online at Run Preston and the deadline for entries will be Friday 16 September.

There is a capped entry limit of 2,500 for the 10k and 1000 for the 5k.

Do you receive a medal?

At the end of the 5k and 2k all finishers get a medal. All 10k runners get a medal and a t-shirt.

Will you be taking part in Run Preston? Have you done it before? Let us know in the comments below

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