A record number of people are expected to take part in this year's Run Falmouth Half Marathon on Sunday (March 17).

The cap of 700 participants has already been met and organisers are now operating a waiting list.

Runners are to assemble at Castle Close for the 13.1 mile race that wends along Cliff Road and down to Gyllyngvase Beach before following the coast past Swanpool and up to Maenporth.

It will be the fourth event in the Cornwall Road Running Grand Prix Series sponsored by Cornwall Glass and like other Grand Prix events, participants will be chip timed to ensure accurate results.

Registration closed on March 7, but spectators are welcome to come along and cheer on those taking part.

Previous events have drawn large crowds, although last year's race was cancelled due to heavy snowfall and weather warnings.

Despite the warnings, a few runners still took part in the race out of a sense of duty to the people who had donated to charity in their names.

The last Falmouth Half Marathon, held in March 2017, drew a record number of participants with 581 runners signing up and Penryn's Andrew Martin taking home first place.

The race headquarters will be at The Falmouth Hotel where registration will be in the ballroom between 8am and 9.30am for a 10am race start time.

There will be no parking at the hotel, participants can use the Gyllyngvase Beach car park instead.

MP3 players, earphones and headsets are banned from the race and anyone found wearing them will be disqualified.

A route marshal on a bike will lead the race and a sweep vehicle will bring up the rear.

There will be four water stations on the route approximately at miles four, seven, nine and eleven.

Participants who feel that they can not continue must inform a route marshal before dropping out.