Hundreds of people lined the streets of Accrington for the second Ron Hill 10k race.
Nearly 500 runners braved the bad weather to join the borough-born Olympic legend for the race from the town centre through Baxenden and Rising Bridge and back.
The event was organised by the council and local businesses with proceeds going to charity.
Former Springill and Accrington Grammar School pupil Ron, 76, finished the race with a time of one hour two minutes and 19 seconds.
Christopher Holdsworth, from the Clayton-le-Moors Harriers, was one of the 476 runners to take part and finished in first place with a time of 34 minutes and 26 seconds. The female winner was Joanne Nelson of the Darwen Dashers running club with a time of 39 minutes and 24 seconds.
Second in the men’s race went to Matthew Rushbrook of the NVAC, with Danny Collinge of Clayton-le-Moors Harriers third and fourth place going to Chris Walton of Accrington Road Runners.
Pauline May of the Todmorden Harriers was second woman across the line and Laura Hesket of the Blackburn Harriers AC came third.
Co-organiser Nick Gaskell said it was a ‘cracking event’ and has helped ‘put Accrington on the map’.
He said: “It was a really good day and I wish I could have run in it but I’ve been injured for a bit.
“Everybody had a brilliant time and if the weather was a bit better it would have been a different ball game.
“Ron was there and loved it. He thought it was fantastic and it’s a race in his honour. The Ron Hill 10k race is something that is now going to go on for years.
“Everybody pulled together for it and it was a real community event. I’d like to pay a big thanks to all the marshals who volunteered and cheered everybody on.”
The race was held on Sunday, March 29 and included a 1km family fun run.