The 2017 edition of the Asda Foundation Burnley 10K was given a fitting Premier League launch last week as stars from Burnley FC were on hand to begin the official countdown to race day. Up to 2,000 runners are expected to turn out for what is the fifth staging of the event on Sunday 4 June.
Footballers Matthew Lowton and Ben Mee were in attendance as preparations for the 10k were set in motion. The race forms part of the hugely popular Asda Foundation 10K Series, which also includes runs in Leeds, York, Hull, Lincoln, Nottingham, King’s Lynn, Leicester, Bury and Sheffield.
2016 saw the introduction of a new route that left Towneley Park through a causeway for a long downhill section along Todmorden Road, before moving past the Boating Lake, the Italian Gardens, and then on to the straight as runners made their way to the finish point at Towneley Park. After positive feedback from last year’s field, the course will remain the same for 2017.
Lynne Preston, events manager at organisers Run For All, said: "We’re really excited to be celebrating the Burnley 10K’s fifth birthday. The event is much-loved locally and by regular Run For All participants who always make a date with the Burnley 10K for its stunning scenery and fantastically friendly atmosphere."
Entries for the Asda Foundation Burnley 10K are now open – further registration details are available here.