THE Ludlow 10k is back again for its third year.

Ludlow Town Centre will be closing its roads on Saturday (July 13) to make way for the annual Ludlow 10 event.

The 10K course takes runners through quaint, medieval streets and past some of Ludlow’s finest landmarks for this special race that closes down the roads in the market town to create a unique experience for the area.

It is being organised by BeEndurance, who are the team behind the Storm the Castle duathlon, which takes place around Ludlow Castle in the spring.

“This race has a unique feel. It starts at 7.15pm which means it is nice and cool for the runners, but it also means runners and spectators can keep the party atmosphere going with celebrations in to the evening, so everyone can come together for a great night out,” said Matt Green, one of the organisers.

“We wanted to create a running experience with a difference, and by closing the roads to unite the town everyone can support the runners and take a moment to appreciate what a beautiful part of the world Ludlow is in.

“The event is in its third year now, and we have been thrilled with the support we have received from runners and sponsors. There are still spaces available, so we urge everyone to visit the website to book a place!”

Estate Agent Samuel Wood will be sponsoring the Fastest Local Athlete Award and accountants Thorne Widgery will be honouring the Most Improved and Utterly Inspiring Athlete, with Breccon Carreg sponsoring the overall event. There will be medals and post-race massages for all runners at the finish line.

The race starts at the Castle Square in Ludlow and spectators are encouraged to come and cheer on the runners. Traders have said that the mid-summer run helps to bring business into the town and boost the night time economy although some residents have been unhappy about road closures. Visit: