Runners in Penwortham are being given the chance to run a brand new road – before it opens to drivers.Advertisement
Penwortham Bypass stretches from the A59 to the A582 and is expected to relieve congestion through the town.
The Penwortham Bypass Running Festival has been organised by the Rotary Club of Preston Guild, contractors Clive Hurt and Lancashire County Council.
A 10k, 5k and fun run are to take place along a section of the newly completed road.
Race organiser Neil Fletcher, who is part of the Rotary group, said: “The idea for the run came together quite quickly and the cooperation and enthusiastic support of Lancashire County Council and the contractor Clive Hurt and everyone has been phenomenal.
“We hope it will be an event for all the community. Rotary Charities will
benefit from the entry fee, but we hope local people and organisations will use the event to make money for their own good cause.
“Thanks to the support of Clive Hurt, all runners in the 5k and 10k will receive a commemorative tee shirt and everyone, including the fun runners, will be presented with a medal.”
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The races take place on Sunday 21 July and places are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
The 5k will set off at 10am, the 10k at 11am and the fun run at 1pm.
Places are £13 for the 5k, £16 for the 10k and £5 for the fun run. Affiliated runners receive a discount rate.
You can bag a place by visiting the Penwortham Bypass Running Festival entry site.
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