Superman and his superhero dog were among the hundreds at the Rainbow Ramble.
Runners and walkers in fancy dress had the option of a five, 11 or 18-mile course to raise money for disability centre Rainbow House in Mawdesley.
Spokeswoman for the charity fundraiser Pamela Knight said: “It was very successful despite the grey sky.
“We had Deepdale Duck with us as well as our own mascots Libby Lou and Drew. Jonathan Knowles, who is a great character, cut the ribbon and was also the DJ for the event.
“We also had live music from Hell on Heels. And Rachel Bryan of Fit Bop led a warm up for everybody before they set off.”
Hussain Master was first to complete the 11-mile course and Stefan Zak completed the 18 miles in just over two hours.
Runners and walkers set off from Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy in Highfield Road, Croston, and returned to the same spot to finish.