City of Preston Road Race raised £2,000 for Rosemere

A road race has raised £2,000 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

Monday, 3rd September 2018, 12:30 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th September 2018, 5:15 am
Michael Brennand (left), director of this years annual City of Preston Road Race, presents Rosemere Cancer Foundations head of fundraising Dan Hill with a cheque for 2,000.

Runners took part in the annual City of Preston Road Race, and organisers chose Rosemere as the race’s official charity.

It received £1 for every entrant plus a donation for supplying route marshalls for the 10-mile race and its tandem five mile run, which were sponsored by Preston and Chorley based solicitors Marsden Rawsthorn.

Read related stories: Free spaces at City of Preston Road Race for Rosemere Cancer Foundation and Chorley and Preston firm Marsden Rawsthorn to sponsor City of Preston 10 Mile Road Race for RosemereIt also received a number of free places for runners willing to be sponsored to race in its name.

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Dan Hill, head of fund-raising at Rosemere, said: “We would like to thank Michael Brennand and his race team for choosing Rosemere Cancer Foundation as official race charity. We also wish to thank Marsden Rawsthorn for covering its staging costs, which freed up the funds for us to receive this donation, and everyone who entered and spectated to make the event so successful.”

Entry to next year’s race has already opened online. Go to to register and receive an early bird discount on entry fees throughout September.

Next year’s race date is Sunday, August 11. The race will follow the same two, five-mile lap course, which starts and finishes at Walmer Bridge Village Hall.