RUNNERS in Burton and South Derbyshire who missed out on the chance to take part in a prestigious race have a second chance to take part.
The ballot for the Great North Run closed on Monday and successful entrants were notified yesterday.
But the RSPCA is offering candidates a second chance to apply for the half marathon which will take place on September 15.
Rebecca Baguley, RSPCA fundraising manager for Burton and South Derbyshire, said: ”There will be a lot of very disappointed runners out there who didn’t manage to get a place in the ballot.
“This is a chance for those people who missed out to take part, and raise money for a great cause at the same time.
“This is an amazing event, which sees first class athletes from around the world running alongside those who are doing a half marathon for the first time, as well as everyone in between.
“Runners come from all over the world to do the Great North Run and I’m really excited to be able to offer people the opportunity to get involved.
“All of the money raised will go towards the RSPCA’s work in preventing cruelty to animals by all lawful means.”
To sign up for an RSPCA place, runners must pledge a minimum sponsorship of £300.
To get more information call 0300 1238409.