Run For All, organisers of the Asda Foundation Burnley 10K, have confirmed that runners can expect a new route when taking part in this year’s race. The announcement came at the launch of the 2016 edition of the event, scheduled for Sunday 5 June, which was attended by Burnley FC’s players and manager.
Boss Sean Dyche, striker Andre Gray and goalkeeper Paul Robinson were among those gathered at Burnley FC’s training ground to officially launch the 2016 event. Dyche is hopeful all of Burnley will get behind the race: “There is always a great buzz in the town on Burnley 10K day. I hope you’ll all pull on your trainers and support this great event and the many charities which will benefit.”
In October 2015, Run For All changed the name of the event from the Pennine Lancashire 10K. The route change will see competitors depart from the picturesque Towneley Park, along Todmorden Road and Belvedere Road, in the shadow of Turf Moore, and into Thompson Park. It then returns for a grand finish at Towneley Park.
Run For All Event Manager Charlie Tatman said: “We’re looking forward to another great year for the Burnley 10K. With a new route, we have something a little different for people to come and have a run at this year – we’re sure it will prove very popular once more.”
The Burnley 10K is part of the successful Run For All series, supported by the Asda Foundation, which includes events in Leeds, York, Lincoln and Hull. All of which form part of the legacy of the late Jane Tomlinson, who raised nearly £2m for charity by tackling a string of gruelling challenges despite being diagnosed with incurable cancer.
Further information on the race is available here.