New route announced for this weekend’s City of Preston 10k race

Posted on - 24th September, 2021 - 11:58am | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Charities, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Sport, What's On in Preston
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The organisers of Sunday’s City of Preston 10k have confirmed Avenham Park as the new race route.


Graham Jackson, The Running Bee Foundation’s Race Director, said they were forced to change the route due to planning and traffic management issues.

Beginning at 9.30am on Sunday 26 September in Avenham Park, the new City of Preston 10k race route will also take in the surroundings of Miller and Frenchwood Parks.

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The new route map

Race numbers have not been sent out and should be collected from the team between 10am and 2pm from Avenham Park Pavilion Café on Saturday morning. Those wishing to collect for other runners can do so at this location.

Alternatively, numbers can be collected from Race HQ on Sunday morning before 9.30am. The organisers said participants should look out for the blue Sports Tours International gazebos and leave themselves plenty of time.

The start line is in Avenham Park above the Japanese Gardens near the war memorial. Access to the park is via the entrance on Ribblesdale Place opposite Park View Surgery. After a short walk down the hill, the start line will be visible.

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The closest car park to the park entrance is East Cliff Car Park – a 2-minute walk to the park entrance. Alternatively, Avenham Car Park is a multistorey and a 6-7 minute walk.

Race HQ is for number collections, number pins, questions, toilets, and a bag drop – £1 per bag. It is also collecting for Preston North End in the Community and Community Gateway Food Bank.

The organisers have asked participants who can spare a tin, can or packet, to donate their items on race day.

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