REGISTRATION opens on Friday for the Barnsley 10k with only 1,000 places up for grabs.

The race will be taking place on Sunday June 30 and will begin in The Glass Works square at 9am.

The route will take participants through Barnsley town centre, Wilthorpe and Redbrook before looping back around at the Claycliffe road area before arriving back in The Glass Works square for a sprint finish.

Although there are only 1,000 places available organisers hope to increase the capacity in future.

Entries open at 5pm on Friday and close at 7pm on Sunday June 16 or when all entries have been sold by event partner Racebest, who are managing the event for the council.

An information pack will be sent to participants ahead of race day, who will also receive a commemorative t-shirt after finishing the race.

Any residents and businesses who will be impacted by the race will be contacted with further information in due course.

Councillor James Higginbottom, Cabinet spokesperson for Environment and Highways, said: "As the hometown of Olympians Dorothy Hyman and John Mayock, Barnsley has a rich history when it comes to running.

"The first Barnsley Marathon took place 50 years ago in 1974 and we still have a thriving running scene in the borough thanks to the many groups and clubs that organise events and activities for competition and leisure. We're thrilled to be adding our own with the Barnsley 10k in the town centre this summer.

“I'm sure it will be a fantastic day and hopefully it will become a permanent fixture in our events calendar.”