OLYMPIC legends Sally Gunnell and Sebastian Coe are backing Sunday's Round Winsford Race - and organ-iser Gary Steele wants the event to be even bigger.
Profits from the race, which last year attracted 300 runners, go to the Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group.
Gary said: 'I would like Vale Royal Borough Council involved and I have written to them four times and am still waiting for their reply.
'I would like the race to be on the tourist calendar and the streets we use closed for the duration so it could be organised properly.
'We started with about 20 runners five years ago and it has grown ever since, although this year the entries are down so far to about 160.
'Since 2000, we have raised £150,000 for the group. We take the entry fees from the race but runners can be sponsored for whichever charity they want.'
Gary, who battled prostate cancer himself, invited Lord Coe and Ms Gunnell to join the race. Both declined but wished him luck for the 'worthy cause'.
'I was hoping Sally would be able to come along but she is working on the day,' he said. 'Nevertheless, it was lovely of her to write to me and offer her support.'
The fun run is on Sunday at 10am and there will be a family fun day, supported by Dee 106.3. Entry costs £5.
The nine-mile run goes from Winsford Cricket Club, via High Street, Wharton Road, Road One, Station Road, Weaver Street, Gladstone Street, Swanlow Lane, Delamere Street, Nixon Drive and Grange Lane to Knight's Grange.
There is also a more leisurely four-mile race. Application forms are available on 01606 553097.