PEOPLE are being encouraged to limber up and pull on their jogging shorts to help raise money for charity by taking part in the annual Waitrose Sudbury Fun Run.
About 600 people took to the streets of the town last year, raising 6,000 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.
Organiser, Sudbury Rotary Club, is hoping for another big turnout this year on April 10 for both running enthusiasts and amateurs alike.
This year the chosen charity is Macmillan Cancer Support, but entrants can support any charity they wish.
Rotary Club president Jeff Pym said: "Last year was one of the record years for entrants. The weather was very bad, so we were thrilled to have had such a great turn out.
"We do get a lot of very keen runners who take part and they find it very useful to use the fun run as a training run for the London marathon.
"For others it's about fun and fitness and this year to support Macmillan Cancer Support. We are looking forward to another record year and hoping for as much support as possible."
The race, which will be started by Sudbury mayor John Sayers at the top of North Street, ends at Great Cornard Upper school, where parish council chairman Peter Beer will give out prizes.
There are two events, a five-mile measured road race starting at 10am and a five- mile walk starting at 9.30am over the same course.
The road race is open to all runners – for club runners and for those who want to run the course just for fun – but they must be 15 years old or more.
It is a point-to-point course with the finish approximately two miles from the start. There will be a trophy for the fastest team entry. There can be any number of runners in the team but the times of only the first three will count.
There will also be trophies for first, second, and third men and women, for the first male junior aged between 15 and 16, and for the first female junior aged between 15 and 17.
Entry fee for runners is 8 affiliated or 10 unaffiliated. Entry for walkers is 5. There will be an additional fee of 3 for entries on the day. Cheques should be payable to Sudbury Fun Run.
Entry forms can be picked up from the Free Press office, Kingfisher Leisure Centre, Sudbury library and Sudbury Town Hall. They can also downloaded by visiting www.sudburyfunrun.co.uk