SOUTHPORT’S famous Mad Dog 10k race will return next February and The Ormskirk Advertiser is looking for six very special “Rookie Runners” to compete in the event.
The six novice runners will be people who have never run 10k before, but who have always wanted to do so.
No matter what your reason is for wanting to run 10k, we would love to hear from you.
Emails should be received by November 7 and the lucky “Rookie Runners” will be notified within seven working days.
As a “Rookie Runner”, you will receive free personal training from one of the area’s leading Personal Trainers, Christian Verite.
You will also receive free entry into the Mad Dog 10k race, running equipment courtesy of Natterjack Running and, when you finally complete the race, you will receive a special award and trophy.
This is an excellent way to get motivated, to get fit, and to achieve a significant personal goal.
The Mad Dog 10k is organised by Southport Hesketh Round Table, and all proceeds from the event go to charity.
The event also incorporates the “Crazy Pups Fun Run”, which is open to under-16s.
The race has been an enormous success, building year on year in the number of participants, and this year Mad Dog will see 2,500 runners take to the start line.
The race is open to online or postal applications, with full details on the website www.maddog10k.co.uk
The race normally fills up well ahead of its deadline, so if any runners want to enter, they are advised to do so quickly.
Last year, many local charities and good causes benefited from the proceeds of the 2012 Mad Dog 10k run, including the YMCA Gym Club, The Samaritans, Help for Heroes and The Autism Cafe.
All entrants into the race receive chip timing, a technical running T-shirt, a medal, a fantastic goody bag, free fruit at the finish line, on course entertainment and excellent changing room facilities.
Please apply by email to jamie.bowman@trinitymirror. com and tell us a little bit about yourself and the reasons why you want to take part in next year’s Mad Dog 10k.