By Gary Smee 11/05 Updated: 11/05 12:03
HUNDREDS of runners are limbering up to take part in the annual Crowle Gunpowder Plot 10k race this weekend.
Now in its 10th year, almost 400 people have signed up to take part in Sunday's (May 13) event, which includes two fun runs, but anyone who wants to take part can simply turn up on the morning to sign up.
Last year a record 783 runners took part in the runs raising more than £8,000 for great causes and organisers are once again hoping to raise a significant amount for charity.
The 10k, which starts at 11.30am, will follow the same scenic, rural route as in previous years starting and finishing on the playing fields in Crowle village and following roads, which are closed to traffic, through Sale Green and nearby Huddington Court where the gunpowder plot was hatched.
The two fun runs start at 10.30am. There will be a quarter mile route for young children and parents or carers and a more serious, timed, one-mile race for under 16s.
There will be prizes for all fun run finishers and in each run a trophy for the first three boys and first three girls. Both of the fun runs, will take place on a circuit around the village playing field.
Lee Turner, race co-organiser, said: "The 10k and fun runs event has become so important in the Crowle calendar that it has a life of its own.
"It has such a good reputation amongst runners from all sides of the county and beyond that we attract large numbers of entries from all the local running clubs and from much further afield too, such as Nottingham, Newquay, London and Manchester."
Other attractions include a barbecue, a range of stalls and children's entertainment.
To enter the 10k race log onto www.crowle-online.co.uk
The 10k entry fee for Athletic Association affiliated runners £11 or £13 for unaffiliated runners with an extra £2 charge for entries on the day. All fun runners have to enter on the day and will be £3.
Registration is from 9.30am for on-the-day entries and for pre-entered 10k runners to collect their race numbers.
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