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New date set for City of Preston 10k which was cancelled due to torrential rain

Posted on - 2nd October, 2019 - 2:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Preston City Centre, Sport
Preston 10k has been rescheduled for October 20

A new date has been set for the cancelled City of Preston 10k which was called off due to extreme weather on Sunday.

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Organisers said parts of the route would not be safe due to flooding and slippery conditions.

Now the Running Bee Foundation has rescheduled the race to take place on Sunday October 20 at 10am.

All entries from the original race will be honoured and new places will be available for additional runners to take part.

Read more: City of Preston 10k cancelled due to ankle deep flood water

Stephen Owen, Foundation Operations Manager said: “Unfortunately we had no option but to cancel Sunday’s race.

“The route in parts was ankle deep with water despite our efforts during the night before and early hours to clear the course, the weather beat us.

“I would like to personally thank all the runners, staff and volunteers for supporting our decision and we hope to welcome all the runners back on Sunday 20th October for a bigger and better event.’’

City of Preston 10k map

Starting in Market Street, runners will pass through Avenham Park and around the River Ribble, before finishing back on Market Street.

The final mile of the race will be named Mo’s Mile, dedicated to Mo Done, the inspiration behind The Running Bee Foundation.

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

During the race, runners will receive official chip timing, water at the middle and end of the run, route markers at every 1km and cheering zones along the route.

All who complete the race will receive a commemorative City of Preston 10k medal and technical t-shirt. Spectators can spend time in the Athlete Village and enjoy the entertainment, whilst waiting for loved ones to cross the finish line.

All profits from all entries will be donated to communities in Preston by The Running Bee Foundation to help create and improve health and wellbeing initiatives in the area.

The Family Fun Run will also be available on the day to runners of all ages and abilities. The run will be a 3km route that will begin after the 10k is complete. Entry to The Family Fun Run is £5 and all taking part will receive a commemorative medal.

Runners who are unable to run on the new date will be entitled to a full refund or have the option to defer their entry to next year’s event or donate their entry fee to The Running Bee Foundation.

Please contact Race Director, Graham Jackson  for more information.

UCLAN (The University of Central Lancashire) is the leading sponsor of the event and an advocate of promoting an active and healthy community.

Various departments of the university including the Confucius Institute will be on site to support the event on the day.

In addition, PAR Group and JD Gyms Preston remain official partners after supporting the 2018 race, and will be there to cheer runners on at the 10k. Race HQ and official bag drop will be based at JD Gyms Preston on the day.

The Running Bee Foundation was founded and is supported by Sports Tours International. The Foundation will provide grants from the profits raised from all its UK races to give to community initiatives across Manchester and the North West, and help to promote health and wellbeing and the fight to tackle and reduce childhood obesity.

To book your place, visit the website www.runningbeefoundation.co.uk

Prices start from £21 – £23.

Will you be taking part in the City of Preston 10k? Let us know in the comments section.

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