RUNNERS registered to take part in the Two Castles Run who can no longer compete are being urged to let the organisers know so someone else can have their place.
The 4,000 places for the ever-popular run between Warwick and Kenilworth were snapped-up in a matter of hours but there are still hundreds of eager competitors ready to pull on their running shoes for the race next Sunday should places become available.
Richard Thornton, joint senior partner at Leamington solicitors Blythe Liggins, who are sponsoring the race for the 11th consecutive year, said: “It is inevitable that some people who were lucky enough to get a place will now find themselves unable to attend.
“We have 650 hopefuls on the waiting list and I would urge anyone who has to pull out to cancel now so that their place can be offered to someone else.”
Mr Thornton urges non-runners to either contact organisers Kenilworth Rotary Club and Leamington Cycling & Athletics Club or, alternatively, to find a substitute and hand them the race number when they receive it – after they have logged in to their Fullonsport account and changed the registrant’s details to those of the substitute.
Without a race number there will be no entry to the start at Warwick Castle.
In addition to sponsorship, Blythe Liggins will also be fielding a team of about 30 runners, manning a water station and providing marshals for the event, which raises around £100,000 for charity.
The 34th year of the race, will start at Warwick Castle at 9am with the winner expected at Kenilworth Castle just over 30 minutes later.