RUNNERS need to be on their marks to secure a place in the Two Castles 10k run when registration opens at midday on Monday (March 2).
Each year runners battle to secure one of the 4,000 entries in this ever popular race between the castles at Warwick and Kenilworth.
Within hours of the registration going live online, all the places are snapped up and a waiting list of hundreds quickly builds up, according to organisers Kenilworth Rotary Club.
Race organiser Rotarian Philip Southwell said: “There is always a stampede for places as both the serious athletes and the not so serious recreational runners try to get their hands on an entry number. This will be our 33rd year and the race has never been more popular.”
This year’s event, which will be run on Sunday June 14, is again being sponsored by Leamington solicitors Blythe Liggins
Joint senior partner Richard Thornton said: “We have been the main sponsor since 2005. Most members of the firm get involved, either as runners or marshals or even manning our water station.
“It’s been a fantastic event and I can’t praise Kenilworth Rotary Club enough for their organisation – and for raising more than £100,000 each year for charity.”
Visit www.twocastlesrun.org.uk to register.