IT'S been on the calendar of many of Wiltshire's top runners for months.

Now, they will be lacing up their shoes for The Rod Smith Salisbury 10 Mile this weekend.

Taking place on Sunday, participants will have the chance to take in the stunning views of the route which cover the River Avon through to the gently undulating Woodford Valley, before finishing with fine views of Salisbury Cathedral's spire.

Labelled as a "friendly race" the competition will no doubt still be rife as runners try to beat their personal bests.

Organised by the City of Salisbury Athletics and Running Club, money raised from the event will go to charity Alzheimer’s Support, with the race's namesake Rod Smith - who was diagnosed with the disease around two years ago - set to be in attendance to support the runners.

Entry to the race, which starts at 10am, has sold out, but locals are encouraged to get out and support the runners.

Anyone who has already signed up is asked to go to Five Rivers Leisure Centre to pick up their numbers from between 8am and 9.45am.