Doncaster Athletic Club’s annual Cusworth 10k is on course for another full house on Sunday.
The race, which starts just outside Cusworth Park at 10.30am and finishes just behind the historic Cusworth Hall, has a 600 entry limit and club chairman Kev Lincoln is confident that figure will be reached.
“We’ve already received over 300 entries online and with the closing date for online entries open until midnight on Friday we expect another sell-out,” he said.
“Entries will again be taken on the day from 8.45am for both the one-mile family fun run around the Cusworth Park grounds and the main race.
“But there is no guarantee that there will be any places left for the 10k. We only had around 30 places available on the day last year so people should check.”
The race, which takes the field through picturesque High Melton and Sprotbrough, is rated as a testing course by Lincoln due to several long climbs.
Among the elite athletes chasing the £100 first prize in the men’s race, which also carries prize money of £75 for the runner-up and £50 for third place - the same amounts are also on offer in the women’s race - is Doncaster AC’s England Masters marathon international Carl Ryde.
“It’s the first time that Carl, who says he is in good form, has run in the race as far as I can remember,” said Lincoln.
“But I’ve told him he’ll probably need to run around under 34 minutes to take the money.”
Other Doncaster athletes likely to be challenging for age-group honours are men’s captain Martin James, Pete Badger and Mick Page whose firm Inter Clean, which he is selling due to retirement, will sponsor the race for the last time.
For more information visit www.doncasterathleticclub.com/cusworth-10k.