Hundreds of runners will take to the streets of Newbury this Sunday as the Bayer 10k celebrates its 10th anniversary.
Up to 1,000 men, women and children are expected to take part in the main 10k race and the junior events, which all set off from the Market Place.
Special presentations will also be held on Sunday for runners who have competed in all 10 races held so far, with at least six people having come forward ahead of the race.
These include Dave Titcomb, from Whitchurch, who said: “This is the best locally supported race on the running calendar.
“It’s a great race to support, and because I was involved a bit in the organisation of the very first one, I feel very much a part of it.”
The route takes runners on a mixture of roads and paths through Newbury, including along the Kennet and Avon Canal.
Every runner this year will receive a 10th anniversary souvenir to mark the occasion.
The first race was held in Newbury in 2008, organised by Bayer and Newbury Athletic Club.
Race director Becky Elsmere said: “We are very proud of what we have achieved in the last 10 years, from a total of 453 finishers in 2008 when we first started, to almost 1,000 now, including the introduction of two races for under 16s.
“The race has doubled in size and is one of the most anticipated events for runners in the local sporting calendar.”
It is also hoped that this year will see the amount raised from entry fees break the £100,000 barrier, sitting at £93,000 from the first nine years.
Money raised from the entry fees is split between Newbury Athletic Club and children’s hospice Naomi House and Jacksplace.
Bayer’s head of corporate communications, Simon Greenstreet, said: “So far the race has generated over £93,000 from entry fees alone, not to mention the thousands raised by runners over the years for charities close to their hearts.”