TIME is running out to register for the annual Ekiden Relay Race.

Flyers Southend will be hosting the event on Sunday, September 10.

And the closing date for entries is Saturday, August 26.

The race, which will be taking place for the second time, will see teams of five compete over a marathon distance of 26.2 miles, with each team member completing 5.24 miles.

However, runners will once again enter individually, with the organisers then impartially creating teams with a range of abilities and speeds.

In theory, with a similar mix of faster and slower runners, all teams should have a similar finish time, promising an excitingly close finish.

With totally random selections, runners are likely to be put in a team with people they have not met before.

More than 90 runners have signed up for the Ekiden Relay Race so far.

To book your place, visit fullonsport.com/event/flyers-ekiden-relay-2017/profile