The popular Lostock Hall Carnival and City of Preston running events will go ahead with reduced entry numbers.Advertisement
Organisers have cancelled the carnival due to Covid-19 restrictions. The 5k race, which usually has a field of 300 runners, will take place on Saturday 3 July, with numbers halved to a maximum of 150 participants.
Any runners disappointed at the lack of places may still be able to join the fields by signing up to run for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.
Rosemere is the official charity partner and receives a guaranteed 20 places for the Lostock Hall Carnival 5k and a further 20 for the City of Preston 5 and 10 Miles Road Races. Both events are organised by CLAN, the Central Lancs Running and Triathlon Club.
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Sunday 8 August’s City of Preston 5 and 10 Miles Road Races, run from Walmer Bridge Village Hall, have been cut from a capacity of 750 runners to 250 to enable socially distanced staggered starts.
In both cases, demand for places is likely to exceed availability, leaving the option of a Rosemere Cancer Foundation entry the only way for local athletes to join in.
The charity’s chief officer Dan Hill said: “We are extremely grateful to CLAN for still giving us places despite knowing that the races are both likely to be oversubscribed. It’s a generous and kind gesture.”
To receive a Rosemere Cancer Foundation entry, a runner in the Lostock Hall Carnival 5k would not have to pay the event’s £12 entry fee but would have to agree to raise £30 for the charity.
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In the City of Preston 5 and 10 Miles Road Races, runners would not have to pay the £16 entry to the five-mile race or £22 to the 10-mile but would have to agree to raise £50 in sponsorship for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.
Rosemere Cancer Foundation works to bring cancer treatments and services to patients across Lancashire and South Cumbria treated at the Rosemere Cancer Centre.
The charity funds equipment, clinical research, staff training and innovative services and initiatives that the NHS cannot afford.
To request a place, email the charity at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01772 522913.
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