Family and friends of a man who died in a car crash are preparing to run a half-marathon in his honour.

The Dan Leathers charity run will take place in the villages of Buckenham, Beighton, Lingwood, Strumpshaw, Brundall and Blofield on Sunday, December 3, one year to the day after the 20-year-old died in hospital following a two-vehicle crash on the A47.

Two days earlier, Mr Leathers had been travelling home from work, and turning across the road onto the Yarmouth Road at Blofield, when a Range Rover crashed into the side of his Vauxhall Corsa.

The 13-mile race takes place on Sunday, December 3. It will start in Buckenham near St Nicholas Church at 10am, passing Mr Leathers' house on Elm Road in Lingwood, before reaching the finish line at St Peter's Church in the village.

Great Yarmouth Mercury: Dan Leathers will be remembered in a charity half-marathon on Sunday, December 3. Dan Leathers will be remembered in a charity half-marathon on Sunday, December 3. (Image: Supplied)

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On the route there will be places with collection buckets and raffle tickets for sale with all proceeds going to the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

These will be at Low Farm Barn, just off the main B1140, Mr Leathers' House on Elm Road, Lingwood Park, Pages Garage in Strumpshaw, Florins Dry Cleaners and Margaret Harker Hall.

A Just Giving Page has so far raised almost £3,000.

After the run, participants will go to Lingwood Kings Head for drinks and the drawing of the raffle.

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Previously, Mr Leathers' family described him as "the life and soul of the party".

His father Jeremy Leathers said: "Dan was a beloved son and was always full of laughter, humour and loved life."

Mr Leathers' organs have been successfully transplanted into very grateful recipients. 

In October, an inquest into his death heard that Mr Leathers may have survived had the other motorist been driving to the speed limit.