This week marks the launch of the Wilmslow Running Festival when the Waters Wilmslow Half Marathon will be joined by a 10k and a two-mile Fun Run on Sunday, March 24th.
Thousands of athletes will be either racing for medals or pounding the streets to support their chosen charities.
Race's start at 10.30 with the fun run following some ten minutes later. There are a limited number of race places still available, but organisers do recommend any late entries to be made online asap.
Nick Bishop said "The weather forecast is good and interest from the local community & business has been very encouraging. The community are at the heart of the day and looking to the future, expressions of interest are requested from organisations wanting to get involved in the race activities, with the intention of creating a real community feel. Highlighting the best of Wilmslow, and not just the runners!"
This year the chosen lead charity for the race is The North West Air Ambulance.
As always, please be reminded that a closure will be in force on the day covering all roads in the Kings Road / Altrincham Road area, and on the course itself as it winds towards Mobberley before heading back to finish on Morley Road in Wilmslow.