THE final preparations ahead of this year's Whitley 10k are being carried out.

The rural road race, which passes the stunning scenery in and around Whitley, will take place on April 15.

Last year's event was close to a sell-out and race co-ordinator Peter Clayton is confident of another big turnout.

He said: "The grand prix status does help bring in runners from across the Cheshire and beyond.

"This event is the main fundraiser managed by the Whitley Village Hall Committee, with all funds going back into the operation and maintenance of the building and its associated clubs and events.

"As you can imagine, sponsorship of any size is hugely appreciated.

"It is not our aim to compete with the other more significant races across Cheshire – our limit remains at 500 runners for the main event, with a shorter fun run for those looking for something else."

Prizes for first, second and third, placed men, women and veterans will be handed out, as well as a medal for every runner.

Entries for the race can be completed online through the Runners World (Eventbrite) and Run Britain websites.

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