Countdown is on for St Helens 10K

St Helens 10k charity run .'Paul Sculthorpe and his team of runners hoping to raise lots of cash for the Steve Prescott Foundation pictured with Steve and Saints coach Royce Simmons .
St Helens 10k charity run .'Paul Sculthorpe and his team of runners hoping to raise lots of cash for the Steve Prescott Foundation pictured with Steve and Saints coach Royce Simmons .

WITH just over 50 days to go until the GPW Legal Services St Helens 10K run - the countdown is well and truly on.

And, this year, not only will the March 11 fund-raising event start at the new Saints stadium, it will finish with a lap of the Langtree Park pitch!

The route will also take in the picturesque sights of Victoria Park - once runners have slogged their way up the North Road hill.

Organised by the Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF), the St Helens 10K will once again see hundred of runners pounding the streets for charity.

Among the other worthy causes already represented in the run are the HoneyRose Foundation, Willowbrook Hospice, ABF The Soldier’s Charity and Tunza’s Pride.

The SPF, which splits proceeds between the Christie cancer hospital and the rugby league benevolent fund Try Assist, has announced a partnership with St Helens Sutton Athletics Club too.

Ex Saints star Steve Prescott MBE said: “It is great to see the communities of St Helens coming together. The athletics club will provide qualified help for everyone who takes part in the 10K.

“We hope this will be the start for many people to get fit and healthy, and then maintain it after the 10K by joining local clubs like this.”

St Helens Sutton AC chairman Colin Sparks added: “We’re really excited by this partnership. The Steve Prescott Foundation raises many thousands of pounds for worthy causes each year and does a superb job of getting local people interested in sport.

“We’re hoping that the St Helens 10K introduces lots of new people to running and that they continue to enjoy the sport by becoming a member of our club.”

The SPF is also offering all participants who sign up to raise money for them a free gym leisure shirt - if they raise £50 or more.

To enter the St Helens 10K, go online at: sthelens10krun.org.uk

The deadline for entries, which cost £18 for individual entries or £72 for teams, is 4pm on Saturday, February 25.