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Spectators are being encouraged to cheer on the runners in this weekend’s Guild Marathon.

All races start and finish from Preston Flag Market in the city centre.

The full marathon runners are first to face the starting pistol at 9am, followed by the half marathon at 10am.

The 11-17 year-olds running the 4.7km mini marathon route set off at 10.15am.

Full race commentary along with live bands will entertain the crowds.

The Preston Guild Marathon and Half Marathon is the third event in a four part race series and forms part of the celebratory programme of events for the Guild.

The first runners for the half marathon are expected to cross the finish line around 11am and around 11.20am for marathon runners.

The fourth and final race of the Guild series is the Preston 10-miler on Sunday November 18.