Keen runners are invited to take part in the 3rd annual Rugeley 10km trail run to take place at Rugeley Leisure Centre this coming bank holiday Monday 31stAugust.  Runners will be able to park and use the lockers at Rugeley Leisure Centre which will be open throughout the morning.

The race starts at 10.30AM and runners can either enter on the day at from 9.30AM onwards or online via the Runners World Website.

The event which starts at the Leisure Centre picks up the scenic Cannock Chase Heritage Trail up towards the Marquis Drive Visitors Centre before runners return back to the leisure centre for the finish.

The event raises funds to assist Rugeley Open Spaces Association a Rugeley based charity which seeks to preserve open spaces for recreation in the Rugeley area and owns and maintains St Augustine’s Field.

ROSA Secretary Martin de Ridder added “This event has gone from strength to strength and we hope this bank holiday will be our most successful yet.  The run is very scenic although the very will be the last thing on the runners minds when they are negotiating the tricky hills in the middle of the course.”

This year will see a “goodie bag” for each entrance supplied by the local Tesco store as well as medals supplied by the Yorkshire Man Public House.

“I am extremely grateful to the support offered by both the Yorkshireman and Tesco which will allow us to give something back to our entrants.  We are also grateful to Rugeley Leisure Centre for once again offering to host the event.   I hope the weather is nice and we get a great turn out on the day.”

For those wanting more information and enter contact Martin on 07889 088558

Photographed is last year’s winner Gareth Briggs.