01:09AM, Thursday 16 August 2012
Final preparations are being made for the Pharmalink Maidenhead Half Marathon on Sunday, September 16.
Nearly 2,000 runners have signed up to take part in the 13.1 mile race which is now in its second year.
Town centre manager Steph James, who is helping organise the event with Purple Patch Running, said: "It's all going really well and we're building on the success of last year.
"Hopefully we will have more runners and lots of people in the town centre."
Changes to the route this year will see runners racing through the town centre twice in a two-lap course.
Runners will set off at 9.30am from the town hall in St Ives Road before racing through Boulters Lock and into Cookham before returning to the High Street.
Road closures will be in effect while the half marathon takes place.
Steph said that every effort is being made to ensure that only the minimum amount of disruption is caused.
As well as appealing for people to take part in the gruelling challenge, which attracted 2,000 runners last year, organisers are also looking for volunteers to help out on the day.
All volunteers who participate will be provided with a full briefing on the day and no experience is required.
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.
To take part in the race or if you want to volunteer and are aged over 18 contact 07917 612127.
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