Hurst Green, a village situated in Lancashire's Ribble Valley, will host what is shaping up to be an elite-studded festive race on Saturday 17 December. The Hurst Green Turkey Trot has attracted a remarkable number of international runners for the 5 mile race ‘with a bit of everything’.
As it stands, competitors include Ricky Lightfoot, one of the country’s leading fell runners; Blackburn Harriers’ Ben Fish, a podium regular; Horwich’s Chris Farrell; GB mountain runner Emma Clayton; and Welsh international Carys Mai Hughes.
While the race seems to be a hit with international athletes, the Hurst Green Turkey Trot is also a favourite for recreational and fun runners. Festive costumes are encouraged with prizes awards to those in the best fancy dress. It is also one for the whole family too, with the option of a 1.5 mile fun run available.
Jamie Osborne of Trawden AC commented on the event’s appeal: "It's a great race... got a bit of everything, top quality racing, fancy dress that gets better each year and the now legendary post-race fun in the pub after!"
Online entries for the Hurst Green Turkey Trot are now closed, although registration will be available on the day. Further details about this year’s race can be found here.