- Distance26.2 miles
Town and Rural
- Water stations
- Traffic free
- Wheelchair accessible
- Minimum age18
- Cheques payable to Preston City Council
- Postal closing date8th Oct 2012
- Size of field5000
- Event website
- Event AffiliationUK Athletics
- Available from race websiteYes
- Online entry availableYes
- Postal entry availableYes
On Sunday 28th October 2012, Preston will welcome its first ever marathon into the city. Being the year of The Guild, an 833 year tradition recurring every 20 years, the marathon will form one of several planned events to celebrate this iconic year in style.
Preston also has the prestigious designation of UK European City of Sport 2012.
Starting at 9am, the marathon will form one of four Guild Races (5k, 10k, half or full marathon and 10 mile) to take place within the city during 2012 and will actively support charities from local to national level.
The course itself will comprise of an urban and countryside element, starting and finishing in the heart of the city. Roads will be closed to accommodate the quality race. The event is supported by Preston Harriers, Red Rose Runners and Wesham Road Runners and the emergency services to provide a strong back up. Lower entry fees provide excellent value for money.
To close the race in Lancashire fashion, a delicious post race Lancashire Hot Pot will greet the runners during the awards ceremony, providing a well deserved meal for all participants to enjoy.
Great prizes are lined up for all categories. These include £250 first prizes Men’s/Women’s Open 1-5, first 3 in most Veterans categories and added value.
Brimming with cultural activity, laced in centuries of history and a party atmosphere guaranteed, this is one running event you won’t want to miss out on... Be part of The Guild legacy – make history with each step.
Please note we are not accepting late entries
fruit and water
Supervised bag storage
cultural and sporting activities
half marathon and mini marathon (11-17)
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