The St Neots charity 10k and fun run is back for another year and is again open to runners of all abilities – from those just starting out, to those who will be pushing for the medals.

Organisers of this year's Riverside Runners St Neots 10k are hoping to attract hundreds of runners and raise a significant amount of money for charity.

The event, now in its third year, will raise money for The Hunts Post's New Life Appeal, which supports the Special Care Baby Unit at Hinchingbrooke Hospital.

Race director Paul Veitch, who designed the route starting in Riverside Park, wants the race to become an established event in the town's calendar.

"The route has been designed to take in all the town's parks and show off the most scenic areas of St Neots and will cross the Willow Bridge in Eynesbury twice," he said. "The race is open to runners of all abilities and to non-club members and there is a fun run for less experienced runners.

"We hope people will come out on the day and give their support to those taking part and help to make this an enjoyable event for the whole town."

Entries for this year's race, which takes place on Sunday, August 3, are open and there are places for 600 runners. So far, 100 have registered.

The race starts and finishes on Regatta Meadow at the St Neots Riverside. The Fun Run starts at 9.45am and the main race is at 10.45am.

INFORMATION: To register, go to www.10k.riversiderunnersraces.co.uk. More details about the Riverside Runners and the club's beginners' session, which takes place on Mondays at 6.30pm, is also available from the website.