Trinity Hospice is hoping the London Marathon success of one of their own will encourage more people to take part in the Blackpool 10K fun run.
Dr Susan Salt raised more than £5,000 when she joined thousands of others in the capital last weekend to run 26 miles, helping boost funds in the hospice’s 30th year.
It is hoped the success of Dr Salt – who is medical director at Trinity – will inspire locals to sign up for this year’s 10K, which takes place in Blackpool on Sunday, May 10.
“Everyone here at Trinity is definitely in running mood thanks to the success of Dr Susan in the London Marathon,” said a spokesman for the hospice.
“She has inspired us all in the build-up to the Blackpool 10K – and hopefully a few other people will have caught ‘marathon fever’ as a result of watching.”
More than 1,000 people have so far entered the 10K, which is one of Trinity’s biggest fund-raising events of the year.
“We always urge people to sign up in advance rather than leave it until the day – online entries are still open,” said the spokesman.
“People can of course enter on the day but they need to leave themselves plenty of time to register at the Hilton – it can get very busy on the morning of the race.”
Many people will run for Trinity or Brian House, but people can also use the event to raise money for any charity of their choice.
To register for the 10K, which starts at 11am, go to www.trinityhospice.co.uk