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Registration is still open for the 10 year anniversary GPW Recruitment St Helens 10k run 2020 which takes place on Sunday 1st March. The event is open for runners age 16 and over. We are encouraging runners to sign up as soon as possible to ensure their place in this year’s event. Entries close on Friday 21st February 2020 or when race capacity of 2500 is reached. Registration costs £22 until the 31st January and £25 from the 1st February.

The 10th annual St Helens 10k starts and finishes at the Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens, WA9 3AL. The challenging course includes the demanding gradient of North Road on the way. The organisers are delighted to have secured the fabulous Batala Mersey to help the runners on their way. Batala are an upbeat and energetic Afro-Brazilian drumming group playing a fusion of Reggae, Samba and funk grooves. They will bring energy and colour to the event as they entertain the runners at the start of the run and welcome them back at the finish.

Registration for the event is now reacheing capacity. Race sponsors GPW Recruitment have been working tirelessly to encourage people to sign up to the biggest mass participation event in St Helens.

Each participant will receive a goody bag, an event t shirt and a specially designed medal which acknowledges the 10 Year Anniversary.

Novice runners often target the GPW St Helens 10k as a goal to enhance their personal fitness. Team entries and corporate entries are welcome.  Many runners are inspired by Steve Prescott and his mantra “What the mind believes the body achieves”. It is hoped that runners will not only enter the event but join #TeamPrecky and raise funds and awareness of the Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF). Each member of #TeamPrecky who raises £50 or more for the SPF will receive a special commemorative t shirt to wear on the day.

Event organiser Martin Blondel, General Manager of the Steve Prescott Foundation says, ‘The GPW Recruitment St Helens 10k is our flagship event and one we are incredibly proud of.  The uptake already has been terrific. We are elated the 10k will be the main focal point of people in the 10 year  anniversary of the event. The GPW Recruitment 10k is a chance for everyone to improve their health and well being, which is exactly what our inspiration Steve Prescott wanted.’

‘Every year we are indebted to the wonderful volunteers who help ensure the success of the event. Roles include marshals at the stadium and for the route, packing the goody bags, manning the water stations along the route and supervising the bag drop at the stadium. Supporters and volunteers play a huge role encouraging the runners along the route, especially at the more difficult parts of the course.’

TDL Event Services will again provide registration support and timing of the event. The progress of runners can be tracked on the TDL app which also provides final times for all runners. There will be interval trackers at 2k, 5k, 8k and 10k distance so it is possible to track each registered participant.

To find out more information and register for the GPW St Helens 10k go to: - https://sthelens10k.co.uk or follow the St Helens 10k on Facebook and Twitter.

For enquiries or if you are interested in supporting the event as a volunteer please contact info@sthelens10k.com

For enquiries about joining #TeamPrecky please contact info@steveprescottfoundation.co.uk