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New Autumn date for 2021 City of Preston 10K

New date means organisers expect 'business as usual' in September

Organisers of SPAR City of Preston 10K have set aside the frustrations of the last 12 months and are now looking forward to a concrete date for the 2021 version of the popular Lancashire race.  

The Running Bee Foundation team will be looking to welcome a big field - the event attracts 1,500 plus entries –  on Sunday, 26 September. They are promising a fantastic Athlete Village and anticipate great support along the route from family and friends and the Preston public.

Runners who hold a 28 March entry for the race will be automatically moved over to the new September date. Current government guidelines and the organiser's responsibilities to the health and wellbeing of the public made event re-scheduling necessary.

The Running Bee Foundation team saved the City of Preston 10K in 2018 when it looked likely to fold and have been working since then, in tandem with the local council, to create a major community event for the region.

Runners in September can expect a route with great parkland stretches and memorable countryside scenery around the River Ribble before a big city centre finish.

The event is open to runners of all abilities and includes 'MyFirstMile', where the emphasis is on having fun. New runners complete the first mile of the race while soaking up the atmosphere and support of the crowd and receive a medal for their efforts.

To enter and for more details go to the Running Bee Foundation website.

If you want to give your training a boost and get into shape for your best effort on the big September date, then the Virtual SPAR City of Preston 10K is for you. The virtual 10k is on now and runs until 28 March. It's just £10 to enter & you will receive the official SPAR City of Preston 10K medal.

Image courtesy: The Running Bee Foundation

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