THIS year’s Pendle Running Festival will raise money for Barrowford student Laura Nuttall, who was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer, in October.

The festival takes place on July 20 and July 21 with a 5k race, a 10k race, a half marathon and a trail race.

The half marathon and 10k start at 10.30am on Saturday, the 5k at 10.15am on Saturday and the trail race on Sunday.

The courses are described as ‘scenic but challenging,’ based from Barley.

Organiser Molly Ralphson said: “This is the fifth year of the Pendle Running Festival and this year we decided to raise money for ‘Doing it for Laura’ charity.

“We have known Laura and her family for many years and the tragic diagnosis has affected us all in some way.

“Laura runs for Trawden Athletic Club, along with her mum Nicola, and the running community has united to raise funds so Laura can battle this disease.

“We hope to have a bumper entry to support Laura and the races have proved popular in previous years.”

The event is sponsored by, MBS Corporate Advistory and Businesswise Solutions.

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