The Jane Tomlinson Run For all Team has unveiled two new events to supplement the Hull 10K. Scheduled for Sunday 19 May, the city will now host a 2.5 mile Humber Dash and 1 mile Maritime Mile, both of which are aimed at promoting the all-inclusive nature of the Hull 10K.
With routes around the historic city centre, the runs are especially designed to help people take their first steps on their running journey. The event was launched by David Hawkings, who, after making major changes towards a healthier lifestyle, lost 2 and a half stone.
David, who will be taking part in the 2.5 Mile Humber Dash, commented:"I started eating healthily and exercising for the first time in years. I've started walking and cycling. I'm really looking forward to doing the run. I hadn't even run for a bus in years so this will be my next challenge."
The new runs are backed by the City Health Care Partnership, who belief that the new shorter distances will appeal to many of their service users. Mark Doughty, Active Lifestyles Service Manager, said: "The inclusion of shorter 1 mile and 2.5 mile runs in this year's Jane Tomlinson Hull 10K is fantastic. It provides an opportunity for people of all ages and fitness levels to take part and enjoy being physically active."
Entries for both the Humber Dash and Maritime Mile are now open. To register, visit the event website.