The Asda Foundation Leeds 10K, the flagship event of the Run for All Series, is expected to attract up to 10,000 runners this Sunday (20 July). The race, part of the legacy of the inspirational Jane Tomlinson who founded the event in 2007, has raised over £2m since its launch.
Among those taking part are identifiable faces such as former Leeds Rhinos stars Barrie McDermott and Keith Senior, England defender Danny Mills and Leeds-born actor Matthew Lewis, who played Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films.
The route, modified last year for a faster and flatter course, starts at the top of the Vicar Lane, opposite the Grand Arcade, and takes competitors towards Call Lane and Sovereign Street, along Wellington Street and out along Kirkstall Road. Runners will turn and return into town back along Kirkstall Road and continue into the city to finish outside Leeds Town Hall on The Headrow.
Event lead Charlie Tatman said she was hoping the race will continue to build on the money raised so far: “The Leeds 10K has once again attracted huge support and we are enormously grateful to all those taking part in aid of so many good causes. A big thanks must also go to the many volunteers whose efforts are crucial to this event.”
Keep an eye out for northernrunningguide.com’s race report on Monday morning.