Oldham is set to host one of the 'toughest' half marathon events in the UK this October.
The Mill Town to Moors Oldham Half Marathon, organised by Citizens Advice Bureau and Oldham Community Leisure, aims to raise awareness of the community charity.
It will challenge keen runners and those wanting to follow in the footsteps of Olympic athletes.
Alan Keane, Race Director and OCL Health and Outdoor Event Officer, said: “There’s a great running community in Oldham, with something for all types of running abilities – for beginners there’s the Leadership in Running fitness groups, for those wanting progression there’s the ParkRun at Alexandra Park and there are also some great local clubs.”
“Whether you are representing your club or want a personal challenge, training for a half marathon is a great way to get fit, lose weight and feel a real sense of achievement."
OCL is the one of the official event partners of the event and is leading on the development of the race which includes liaising with a wide number of partners and local community groups.
As well as raising funds for Oldham CAB, the event will also be a positive step forward for Oldham.
Jonathan Yates, manager of Oldham CAB, said: “The Mill Town to Moors Oldham Half Marathon is expected to fast become a fixture in the race calendar, down to its challenging course which features over 1000 foot of ascent.
"That, coupled with the wonderful views of the Saddleworth villages and the beautiful moorland landscape of the Peak District National Park that lies beyond, will really make this half-marathon a great experience and one which we hope raises awareness of and funds for our charity’s work.”