A RUN that has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds to combat debilitating conditions could be named the 'best 10k in the UK'.

Oxford's Town and Gown event has already won the best 10k in the South East award and is up against its sister race in Leicester for the overall title.

Organisers Muscular Dystrophy UK has launched an appeal for public votes to win at the Running Awards 2019.

Last year 8,000 runners took part in the series, resulting in a total income of £265,740.00.

Events manager Krishan Solanki said: “The Town and Gown series is run entirely by the charity so being shortlisted by public votes is a testament to the quality of our events and positions us alongside top running events in the UK.

"Not only will these awards strengthen our reputation in this area, but more importantly will raise awareness for muscular dystrophy, building fundraising for research into treatments for the conditions.”

Vote at therunningawards.com