Run the Wilmslow’s maiden event looks to have caught the imagination of runners across the North West with close to 1,500 signed up for the 10k on Sunday 4 December. Anyone considering taking part in this festive race which also has a high PB potential have until Sunday (27 November) to snap up the remaining places.
The traffic free, point-to-point course will start in the centre of Wilmslow and finish at the same location as the popular Waters Wilmslow Half Marathon. Runners will embark on a scenic route that heads out of Wilmslow along Knutsford Road before looping back round to Burleyhurst Lane and finishing on Sandy Lane.
Participants have been encouraged to get into the Christmas spirit with fancy dress optional on the day. The official race day partner has been confirmed as Key 103's Cash for Kids, giving runners the opportunity to raise funds for this fantastic cause or alternatively leave a toy at the Cash for Kids toy drop service at race HQ at Wilmslow Leisure Centre.
Looking ahead to the debut event, race director Andrew Whittingham told runABC North: “Preparations have been gathering pace over the last few weeks for the inaugural Wilmslow 10K. A team of 100 brought together by Run North West will bring this flagship race to fruition. With optional Christmas fancy dress we anticipate a fun atmosphere and some amazing costumes!! Prizes are also being offered for top three costumes.”
In addition to the festive atmosphere, Andrew said he anticipated a tough contest at the front of the field: “International Jonny Mellor is now on the Run North West team and he has helped assemble a host of elite runners chasing PB times on this flat course, including Helen Clitheroe. First male and female win a Tag Heuer watch. Elite wheelchair racer Stuart Bloor will also be chasing a PB at the race.”
Further information on the Run the Wilmslow 10K is available here.