This Sunday (10 July) will see the Run For All series celebrate the 10th running of its flagship event, the Asda Foundation Leeds 10K. The race is part of the lasting legacy of the late inspirational Jane Tomlinson and, since its launch in 2007, has raised over £4m for good causes across Leeds, Yorkshire and beyond.
The 10k, modified in 2013 for a faster and flatter course, will see runners start at the top of the Vicar Lane, opposite the Grand Arcade, and move towards Call Lane and Sovereign Street, along Wellington Street and out along Kirkstall Road. Participants will then return into town back along Kirkstall Road and continue into the city to finish outside Leeds Town Hall on The Headrow.
There will be a number of familiar faces taking part, including former Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield MBE, TV personality and patron of the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, Nell McAndrew, plus Educating Yorkshire teacher Matthew Burton.
Julie Ward, senior manager of the Asda Foundation, supporters of Run For All’s 10K series, said: “Since its launch the Leeds 10K has gone from strength and the 10th run will be extra special. I know many Asda colleagues have signed up and are really looking forward to the event. I wish them and everyone else taking part the very best of luck.”
The fun gets underway the day before, on Saturday (9 July), when hundreds of youngsters will take part in the free Arena Group mini and junior runs at Leeds Dock. Look out for our race report early next week.