10k race deadline extended

THE deadline for entries into the Dewsbury 10k has been extended until tomorrow (Sat) due to high demand for the popular road race.

Runners can enter online or by hard copy until then.

Late entrants to the 10k will have to collect their numbers from the foyer of Dewsbury Sports Centre before 8.30am on the day.

However, for those who have entered before January 18, numbers are currently being sent out and runners should get theirs by Friday January 24.

The annual race, which will be run on Sunday February 2 at 9am, is offering a prize of £400 to the first man and woman to cross the finish line.

Prizes are also on offer for the first five men and women finishers, the first three men over 40, 45, and 50.

As well as awards for the first woman over 45, 50 and 55 and first man over 55, 60 and over 65.

Entry to the race costs £14 for those affiliated with a club or £16 for unattached runners.

Race director Bernard Disken of Dewsbury Road Runners said: “The race has a lot to offer both for club runners and for fun runners which is reflected in its

popularity.

“We have already received over 1,000 entries and I am expecting to top the 1,100 mark.

“It looks sure to be another exciting race.”

The race will run start and finish on Dewsbury Ring Road. The eastbound

carriageway between Bradford Road and Leeds Road will be closed from 7am.

The northbound carriageway from Webster Hill to Halifax Road will be closed, also from 7am.

More information can be found at www.dewsburyroadrunners.co.uk.

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