Plymouth City Council has announced a new event partner for the popular Plymouth 10k run.
The Council stepped in to save the event earlier this year after previous operator GO2 Events told Plymouth it was no longer in a position to deliver it.
Organisations interested in hosting the run were invited to come forward and a new provider has now been chosen.
Deputy Council Leader Peter Smith said: “We are pleased to be able to make this announcement and for NR Event Management Services Ltd to deliver this popular running event in partnership with us this year.”
Nigel Rowe, Managing Director of NR Event Management Services Ltd has confirmed that due to the time restraints the event, which will now be called Britain’s Ocean City 10k, will follow the same route as last year and will be held on Sunday 15 November.
Nigel said: “I was astonished by the reaction of the running community and many businesses on the initial announcement that the Plymouth 10k would not be staged this year.
“My company is delighted to have been chosen to deliver this year’s event and I would like to thank the many runners and the business community for their support, especially Mansbridge and Balment who are this year’s main sponsor.
“Our aim is to deliver a great running experience on 15 November and then develop Britain’s Ocean City 10k event even further.”
Keen runner and Branch Manager of Mansbridge and Balment, Chris Mervyn, stepped in as sponsor of the event to make sure it’s a success.
Chris said: “We’ve not got the ideal timescales in which to raise awareness and achieve full capacity but the outpouring of disappointment when it looked like the race wasn’t going to take place earlier this year is testament to the need for it to be held.
“The 10k is an achievable running goal for so many and with the support of the people of Plymouth the event will be something to be really proud of.”
Registration for the Britain’s Ocean City 10k is now open. The entry fee is £22 for athletes who are registered with a running club and £24 for non-registered runners.