Now in its tenth year, the St Helens 10k was founded by the late, great Steve Prescott as he battled a rare form of abdominal cancer, and is considered to be one of the toughest 10k courses in the country – with a field of around 2,000 participants of all abilities looking to become a ‘North Road Survivor.’
Council Leader David Baines said: “Events like this demonstrate the wonderful community spirit we have here in St Helens.
Steve Prescott was an inspiration to us all and his memory and legacy will continue to live on through events like this. It’s great to see so many people from across the borough and beyond sign-up to take part, many of whom will be raising money for charities close to their hearts. And well done and thank you to the many people who will be volunteering to help make sure the event takes place smoothly and safely.
On behalf of St Helens Council, I’d like to wish these amazing people good luck and based on the fantastic support shown in previous years with hundreds of people lining the streets in all kinds of weather to cheer participants on, I’m sure they’ll all enjoy the occasion.”