Children's charity NSPCC appeal for more runners and volunteers ahead of the weekend's City of Preston 10k

A national children's charity is appealing for runners and volunteers to take part in the upcoming 10km race through the streets of Preston.

Thursday, 27th September 2018, 4:26 pm
Updated Thursday, 27th September 2018, 9:32 pm
Former Preston Mayor and Mayoress of Preston, Coun Brian and Trisha Rollo, with Graham Jackson when he announced the Preston 10k is coming back

As one of the four official charity partners of the City of Preston 10k, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is appealing for Lancashire folk to lace up their running trainers for the race.

The NSPCC is an official race partner alongside JD Gyms Foundation and Preston charities Heartbeat and Baby Beat.

Janette Drew, community fundraising manager for the NSPCC, said: “I want to say a huge thank you to JD Gyms for having the NSPCC as a charity partner.

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“This is such a fantastic event for the whole community to get involved in and we want to see lots of Team NSPCC runners on the day for both the 10K and the fun run.”

The race is coming to Preston on Sunday and is open to people of all ages and abilities.

The race will start at 9.30am in the heart of the city, passing the Harris Museum and Flag Market before going through Avenham Park and along the River Ribble to London Road.

Runners will then cross the river travelling through Penwortham Holme before heading back towards Preston up through the steep hill in Miller and Avenham Park.

This year is the first time the race will be run under the guidance of Sports Tours International after previous organiser Steve Ashcroft announced he would no longer be putting the event together.

To volunteer contact Janette Drew via email at [email protected]