THE 37th Essar Four Villages Half Marathon, organised by Helsby Running Club, takes place on Sunday, January 19.
But entries close this Sunday, January 5 at midnight.
Voted the best half marathon in the North in last year’s Challenge Awards, it starts at Helsby Sports Club at 10.30 and takes in the villages of Helsby, Dunham-on-the-Hill, Mouldsworth and Manley.
Although the first mile is on a main road, most of the race is on quiet, rural lanes.
This year, the race is a qualifying race for England Athletics’ Masters Half Marathon Team, although entrants must register their interest with England Athletics to be considered for the team.
All runners will receive a commemorative medal and “goody” bag.