THOSE looking to get involved in the Leigh Community 10K this year will have to get their running shoes ready for Sunday, August 2.

Registration is now open for the fourth annual run, which is held in Leigh town centre.

Last year’s race saw 695 people taking part in the event, which raise funds for Wigan and Leigh Hospice.

People can run, jog and walk as long as they are aged over 15 on the day of the event.

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Head of income generation at the hospice Kate Gaynor said: “The Leigh 10K is firmly establishing itself as a ‘must-do’ event for serious runners who want to achieve a personal best.

"Because it’s a flat route it is also the perfect event for people who simply want to put their running shoes on and have fun, challenge themselves and raise as much money as they can for hospice care.

“Events such as the Leigh 10K are incredibly important.

"The money raised by this event will go towards providing high quality care for local people who are living with incurable illnesses or are at the end of life.

"At the hospice we want to help patients achieve a better quality of life and make the most of their time but this can only be achieved with support from local people who we are tremendously grateful to.”

Standard entry fee is £19 or £17 if you run for a UK Athletics/ARC Running Club but this year, for the first time an early bird discount of £4 is available.

Use the promotional code earlybird20 when signing up online with the offer ending on February 29.

Registration is open at

Supporters can make a donation to the hospice when they register or raise money for any charity of their choice.

Inspiring healthy lifestyles, FCR Events Ltd, Leigh Harriers, Nectar Creative, Rotary Club of Leigh, Time2Run Events, Wigan and Leigh Hospice and Wigan Council are all working together to put on the event.

Inspiring healthy lifestyles is also planning Couch to 10K training sessions to help people get in shape for the day. For more details visit inspiringhealthylifestyles,org.