ENTRIES are open for the 2019 Waters Wilmslow Half Marathon, which takes place on Sunday, March 24 at 10.30am.

Nick Bishop said: “We’ll have keener pricing this year to make the event more accessible to more people.

“We’re working hard to make the occasion even better value for money and yet still be able to make substantial contributions from the proceeds to support local sporting groups.

“The ever popular and prestigious race has regularly been voted one of the top road races in the UK by readers of Runner’s World magazine.

“While the majority of the runners are local to the area, the cream of England’s elite distance runners have also raced over the leafy lanes of Wilmslow and Mobberley when the race has regularly staged The England Half Marathon Championships.

“So many people who are either new to running or have come through the parkrun system have cut their teeth over the classic 13.1-mile distance and The Waters Wilmslow Half Marathon.

“We are delighted to welcome back our regular runners and are equally excited to welcome everyone new to the race.

“The Corporate Challenge introduced last year and sponsored by Porsche is again a feature. In addition new this year is our Gym Challenge.”

Also this year sees a merchandise store, with all proceeds going to this year’s charity, an online app to help spectators to track their own choice of runner - partner/colleague/son/mother etc – and pacers for a variety of time bands.

The charity being supported is The North West Air Ambulance, which is celebrating its 20th year.

For more details visit wilmslowhalfmarathon.org.uk