03:41AM, Thursday 26 July 2012
The organisers behind the second Pharmalink Maidenhead Half Marathon have said it is not too late to sign up for the 13.1 mile race.
Last year crowds cheered on more then 2,000 runners who raced along the streets of Maidenhead in the inaugural event.
Organiser Claire Donald of Purple Patch Running is expecting an even higher turnout this year with 1,600 runners having already signed up.
"We're anticipating a huge success", she said. "We want to create a race for Maidenhead people can be proud off."
Changes to the route will see runners racing through the town centre twice in a two lap course.
Runners will set of at 9.30am on Sunday, September 6, from the town hall in St Ives Road before racing through Boulters Lock and into Cookham before returning to the High Street.
About 60 volunteers will be involved in marshalling the event which will include members from the Maidenhead Bridge Rotary Club, David Lloyd Health Club and the Lions Club of Maidenhead.
The Maidenhead Running Sisters will also be providing a running a water station for the thirsty athletes.
The event is sponsored by Pharmalink Consulting, 2XU, Gu, Handy Moves, La Roche Health and Fitness, Newton Running, Fiat and Fiat Professional and the Maidenhead Advertiser.
All cash raised will go towards the Link Foundation.
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