With less than a month to go, places are booking up for the Beaverbooks Blackpool 10km Fun Run in aid of Trinity Hospice.
The ever-popular Fun Run takes place along Blackpool Promenade on Sunday May 13, setting off from The Savoy on Queen’s Promenade at 11am.
Runners will race to the Pleasure Beach before turning back to the finish line back at The Savoy.
The event, which is once again sponsored by Beaverbrooks The Jewellers, is now in its 37th year and is open to runners from the age of 11 of all abilities.
Noted for being one of the fastest 10km runs due to its flat course, the run attracted more than 2,000 participants last year and raised more than £50,000 for the hospice on Low Moor Road, Bispham.
Events fundraiser Kayleigh Penn said: “The Fun Run is one of our events which everyone really looks forward to; whether they’re part of the fundraising team, volunteers or participants.
“There’s always such a positive atmosphere and it’s just a lot of fun on the day.
“It’s always so nice to see such a variety of runners at the start line, from the elite runners to those just having fun.
“Whether you’re planning a serious run or a bit of fun, everyone taking part on the day will be doing so to help us provide compassionate care to those reaching the end of their lives both here at Trinity Hospice and in the community, and we couldn’t be more grateful.”
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Sign up online at www.blackpoolfunrun.co.uk.
Entry is £10.50 for adults and £8.50 for runners aged between 11 and 15.
Runners will be given a timing chip so their finishing time is accurate, and will all receive a free multi-wear headband in their race pack.
All finishers will be handed a medal, and will feature in the results published in The Gazette on Monday May 14 and online at www.blackpoolfunrun.co.uk.