Runners are being urged to sign up soon for the popular Ron Hill Accrington 10K race before discounted online entries close on Tuesday 28th February.

The Ron Hill 10K is back again on Sunday 5th March and there will also be fun for all the family, with a 1m Fun Run featuring on the same day. Named in honour of World famous Accrington runner Ron Hill and organised by Cannonball Events, the Ron Hill Accrington 10k is a race for people of all speeds.

Cllr Clare Cleary, Cabinet Member for Accrington Town Centre, encouraged people to sign up, saying; “Ron Hill MBE, world record holder, Olympian, clothing entrepreneur and Freeman of the Borough is a true Hyndburn hero, he’s the perfect inspiration to get you out and run. It doesn’t matter if you are running for a Personal Best, a prize, to raise money for charity or just for fun; everyone is welcome join in. Discounted online entries close on Tuesday 28th February, but you can still come along and join on the day.”

Ron, who was born in Accrington, won the Commonwealth Games and European Championship marathons. Ron also has an Accrington street named in his honour, Ron Hill Way, which runners will pass near on the course.

 The Accrington Ron Hill 10k is a mostly traffic free, scenic 10k course.   Races are chip timed with results available live as runners cross the line. There is also as mile Fun Run on closed roads with medals for all finishers.

The Fun Run will start at 9am outside the Town Hall and the 10k race will start at 9.30am. Discounted online entries close on Tues 28th February, but you can sign up on the day, prices  are £20 attached and £22 unattached.

Cllr Clare Cleary, added; “It really is a family day out, as there will also be a 1 mile Fun Run open to anyone aged six and upwards, which is a safe opportunity to run a mile on closed roads, where parents can run with their children too. The Fun Run course on fully closed roads will also host a wheelchair race. ”

Not running? Why not come and cheer the runners on from along the route.   Check out the website for spectator vantage points.

Enter now at, UK affiliated £16, Non club runners £18, Fun Run £5. The event has a limited capacity with discounted entry.