Rosemere offering free places for the City of Preston Road Race

Posted on - 28th July, 2019 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Penwortham, Preston News, Recreation, Sport
Jack Gray is signed up for the Preston 10-miler
Jack Gray is signed up for the Preston 10-miler

Runners are being offered a free place for a 10-mile or five-mile race in the city.


Rosemere Cancer Foundation is the official charity partner of the City of Preston Road Race.

They are offering runners a free place as long as they commit to raising £50 in sponsorship.

The races take place on Sunday 11 August.

Elite runners eyeing up the race include the likes of Jack Gray who runs for Cambridge and Coleridge Harriers and is ranked in the UK’s top five for runs over 10k.

Both of the races start at the Walmer Bridge Village Hall and the course is a flat and fast five-mile lap, which is a double run for the 10-milers.

Chief officer of Rosemere, Dan Hill, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen as the City of Preston Road Race’s official charity partner for the second year in succession. It’s a great event and an established part of the North West’s athletics calendar.

“Please sign up to run for us. It doesn’t matter if you’re more of a fun runner – at least you can say you’ve raced alongside some of the top athletes in the country. Alternatively, if you can spare a bit of time and like to watch others go through their paces, then please volunteer as a marshal.”

Read more: Details of the Preston 10k have been announced

If you don’t want to run for Rosemere it is £20 for the 10-miler entry fee and £15 for the five-miler.

The five-mile race is part of the National Five Mile Road Championships.

Anyone interested in running or being a marshal can email or call 01772522913.

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