Sunday, October 12 will be a red letter day for all budding runners, marking the return of Ormskirk’s annual Gingerbread Men 10k run.
The race starts and finishes at Ormskirk Cricket Club at 11am taking entrants around the local area.
Runners of all standards from fun runners to fitness fanatics are welcome and can enter across a range of different age groups or even as a team of up to 8 runners.
This year’s race will be started by ex-Bolton & England International footballer Dean Holdsworth.
The run features chip timing and all entrants receive a commemorative medal and goody bag.
The goody bag contains a branded towel and also a voucher for a free VO2 max assessment. The overall male, female and team champions will also receive prizes.
Over the past few years the run has raised money for a number of great, local causes. This year it is supporting Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice.
Zoe’s Place provides respite and end of life care to babies and infants aged from birth to five years suffering from life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.
Another good cause being helped by the runners is Queen’s Court Hospice in Southport.
In addition to helping these excellent causes, entrants are also supporting two of the town’s best known sports clubs, Ormskirk Cricket Club and Ormskirk Rugby Club.
This year before and during the event there is also a family festival at the rugby club.
This ‘Run & Fun’ event on the day features entertainment for the whole family - stalls, children’s races, refreshments plus a licensed bar.
Additionally the rugby club’s “Rugby World Cup Young Ambassadors” will be organising a range of fun games and which are perfect for boys and girls of all ages.
Free parking is available for all entrants. It costs £16 to enter and anyone wishing to do so should visit www.ormskirk10k.com.