MORE than 400 people will take to the streets of Prudhoe this weekend.

Sunday marks the return of the annual Essity Prudhoe Miners’ Race, with numbers expected to be up on the 400 attracted in 2017.

Organised by Prudhoe Town Council, with support from local business Essity, the race has grown in popularity to become one of the area’s largest sporting events.

In addition to the 10K run open to adults, there will be a junior 3K race for 11-16 year olds and a 1.5K mini run for those aged between five and 10.

Prudhoe mayor, Coun. Tracey Gilmore, said: “Everyone in the town is astounded at how popular this race has become, both with families and fun runners, as well as elite athletes.

“We now have Prudhoe Riverside park run every Saturday morning, which attracts an average of 150 runners every week, and the junior park run on Sunday morning for children aged between four and 14.”