The ORGANISER of Whitchurch's 10k race on Sunday has urged the town to get out and give the runners all their support.

The Whitchurch 10K, sponsored by Grocontinental, will start at the town's Sir John Talbot's School, who have helped organise the run, and will take in much of the town in the race.

Hayley Alldridge, who has worked day and night to ensure everything is up to standard and ready for the big day, is hoping the people of Whitchurch get behind the race and help make it a long-term event for elite and club runners.

"The race is on Sunday – there’s been plenty of hard work to get it to this as well as a few sleepless nights," said Hayley.

"Whitchurch is a town that is known for getting out to support people so we’re hoping the residents will be out in their numbers to encourage the runners and also the volunteers.

"The people in the town can help us put Whitchurch on the map and make it a more permanent part of the race calendar.

"Long term, we want it to be somewhere racers want to come back to.

"This year, we’ve got so much more going on at Sir John Talbot’s School too. At 9am, there’s the children's fun run and there will be variety of business from Whitchurch showcasing what they have to offer.

"There will be rugby tots and also a Go-Kart Party where an inflatable track will be set up for kids, and it’s great fun.

"There will also be hot food and refreshments while Andy Hall will yet again provide music and will MC the vent for us.

"Macmillan are our charity partner for this year and that pleases me a lot."

There will be road closures up to 11am and for a full map of the event, see today's centre pages. The race will begin at SJT before turning onto Tilstock Road and Edgeley Road, up to Station Road and then past Sainsbury's in London Road.

The race will then pass through the High Street and Green End before doubling back towards Castle Hill and then through Jubilee Park

The runners will then head towards Wrexham Road before finishing onto Sedgeford and back into SJT where there will be a finish line set up for runners on the school field.