Places are filling up fast for this year’s Langtoft Road Race and Fun Run with organisers hoping for another bumper turnout for the charity fundraising event.
The 10k road race (11.15am) and 3k fun run (10.15am) take place on Sunday, May 1, and people are encouraged to get their entries in early to guarantee a place.
Postal entries close on Sunday and online entries, which can be submitted via the race website, on April 27.
Entries are available on the day but subject to an additional charge.
The race entry limits have been raised in anticipation of a possible record turnout after last year saw a record number of runners in the 10k despite heavy rain leading up to the start.
Organisers have an extra reason for keeping their fingers crossed for clear skies this year as a Spitfire flypast has been booked for the event – weather permitting.
We’re looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and some new faces for what we hope will be another successful event.Sue Archer, of the organising committee
Back on the ground there will be plenty of prizes for runners, including the primary schools challenge trophy in the 3k and a £100 prize for beating either the men’s or women’s record time in the 10k.
Last year’s 10k winner Aaron Scott finished just six seconds outside Andrew Aked’s race record of 31:37 set in 1994. The women’s record of 36:32 was set by Clare McKittrick in 2009.
Sue Archer, of the organising committee, said: “We’re looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and some new faces for what we hope will be another successful event.
“We also hope to see plenty of spectators supporting all our runners – whether they are chasing first place or a first-ever finish in a run. Good luck to everyone.”
For more details on how to enter, visit the race website at www.langtoftroadrun.btck.co.uk