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The Prudhoe Miners Race
The Prudhoe Miners Race was once popular with members of the town’s working men’s clubs, but it eventually died out after the Second World War, only to be revived in 2012 by the Council to build on the legacy of the London 2012 Olympics and celebrate the town’s coal mining heritage.
Since its re-birth, SCA Prudhoe Mill, the town’s largest employer, has been a huge supporter of the event.
Councillor Jennifer McGee, a former Mayor of the town, and currently Chairman of the Council’s Events Sub-Committee, said: “Prudhoe Town Council is delighted to support the SCA Prudhoe Miners Race. Along with our partners we are sure the race will grow bigger and better each year, and indeed will become the ‘Olympic legacy’ event we were determined it should. The Council also hopes that the junior events will inspire young people to get involved, perhaps with the rest of the family, spreading the message that ‘running is fun – as well as healthy’.”