The date is set and entries are coming in thick and fast for next year's Oswestry 10k event.

Taking place on Sunday, October 13, the Oswestry 10k plans are well underway and event organiser Alan Lewis said the response has been overwhelming.

After gaining Oswestry Town Council's support, Mr Lewis said it has been 'non-stop' since The Advertizer announced the news.

"The planning is going really well and we've had some really great feedback from the public, businesses and sportsmen," he said.

"We have our headline sponsor, Fix Auto, on board too and they are delighted to be part of the event."

The race is set to begin at 9am and starts and finishes in Church Street.

Mr Lewis hopes that the race will attract thousands of runners to Oswestry, and that could become a possibility as within 12 hours of opening entries, already 30 people had signed up to compete.

The event organiser told the town council that 20 per cent of profits from the race would be put back into the community, as well hoping that visitors to the area would use local businesses and the town.

"The response has backed up the vision we had, and it's given us more confidence to go forward with the event," added Mr Lewis.

"Everyone is really pulling together for Oswestry, and it's very exciting."

Mr Lewis said that there are opportunities available for any other businesses that would like to get involved.

To enter the first Oswestry 10k, visit

For more information visit the Facebook page 'Oswestry 10k'.