OVER a thousand runners are due to make their way through Sodbury as part of the annual Sodbury Slog event this weekend.

Organisers have been busy making preparations for the race that starts at 11.05am at Chipping Sodbury School.

It is expected that over 1200 runners will be taking part in the event.

It will see competitors take in nearly 10 miles of Sodbury, including areas across commons, fields and down the famous High Street.

Organisers spoke of how the event is becoming more sustainable: “The tops this year are 100 per cent recycled,” Steve Herring, race director said.

“We have just had them through and they look brilliant, we have had to pay a premium but we felt it was a good thing to do.”

The move comes after the event got rid of plastic by introducing paper water cups.

“They are small steps but it is a good move,” Steve said.

The event also raises a huge amount of money for charity, with a portion of runners entrance fees going towards good causes in the area.

The organisers, Bitton Road Runners, have said that last year the event raised around £15,000 for charities.

You can see runners in the High Street at 11:10am on Sunday.