RECORD numbers will take part in the GPW Recruitment St Helens 10k on Sunday on what will be the first race without its founder Steve Prescott.
Entries reached the 1,800 limit weeks ago and if all run on the day it will be 600 more than the number who took up the challenge last year.
A junior 2K run at 8.30am will be proceeded by the adult race at 9.30am. The main race will see runners start and finish at Langtree Park, with the route including heading over the newly named Steve Prescott Bridge, the town centre and the North Road hill.
It will be the fourth 10K to have taken place since the Steve Prescott Foundation created the event in 2011, when the number of entrants was around 700.
Many will be running in memory of Steve who died last November after an immense seven year battle with cancer.
Among the runners will be Afghanistan veteran Andy Reid using special blades.
He will line up alongside former Saints captains Chris Joynt and Paul Sculthorpe as well as world boxing middleweight contender Martin Murray and Steve’s brother Neil. Other SPF ambassadors Barrie McDermott, Shaun Briscoe, Terry O’Connor – all former players – and George Riley, the BBC Radio 5 Live broadcaster.