Race at historic Hardwick Hall

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RUNNERS are being sought to take part in a six mile road race at Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire.

The race takes place on Thursday, July 12, just two weeks before the start of the Olympics.

A celebratory torch will be lit at Hardwick Hall and beacons will be lit at Hardwick Inn, Hardstoft Green and Pilsley School.

The race sets off from Pilsley School at 7.30pm.

The event is backed by the Duke of Devonshire and cheerleaders from Rotherham FC will provide visual entertainment.

On Pilsley village green from 3pm there will be a craft fair, barbecue, rides, stalls and teas will be served with music from Ashover Brass Band.