THE Great Hameldon Hill Race takes place on Sunday with a £50 incentive to break the course record.
The six-mile event, which is sponsored by the Observer, starts at 12 noon on the Peel Park School field.
The course climbs the Coppice and then Moleside Moor before the final ascent up Great Hameldon itself, before runners re-trace their steps back to the school.
The organisers have put up £50 for the person who beats the record of 36 minutes 12 seconds, set last year by Rob Hope, from Pudsey and Bramley, who works locally.
But there are also prizes for local people who enter and are not members of a running club - both men and women. And there is a prize for the first three finishers in any team who live or work in Hyndburn. Last year, Sportlife Gym won the team award and they will be there to defend their title this year.
There are also age category prizes - last year three over-70s completed the course.
And there is a chance for juniors to shine. Their race - in which each finisher will get a medal - is for youngsters aged 12-15 with trophies for the first three boys and girls in each category - 15 years of age; 14 years of age and the 12-13 age race.
This race starts at the school field at 10.45 am and is three miles - to the Coppice and Moleside Moor before returning to the school.
Entry for both the junior and senior race can be made at the Peel Park Hotel from 10am on Sunday. The junior entry fee is £2 and seniors £4.