Organisers of the Leeds 10K, the flagship event of the Jane Tomlinson Run for All series, have announced a new route for this year's race. In addition to the modified course - which is flatter and faster than before - a number of live bands, singers and dancers will perform, with the event looking to create a carnival atmosphere on Sunday 14 July.
The new route still starts at the city centre and takes in some of the city's most iconic landmarks. It begins near the Grand Arcade in Vicar Lane and journeys down through The Calls, past City Square and the famous Black Prince statue, along Wellington Street and out along Kirkstall Road. It then loops back, bringing runners back towards The Headrow for a memorable finish outside Leeds Town Hall.
The new route and entertainment programme was unveiled on Monday (25 March) by Jane's husband Mike, along with Olympian Tracey Morris, who won the women's race in the first ever Leeds 10K with a time of 34:43.
Jane's husband Mike Tomlinson said: 'The Asda Foundation Leeds 10K was our first event and it will always be our flagship. We're looking forward to another fantastic year. We decided, though, that it would be good to give the run a refresh after seven years, so, working with Leeds City Council, we've come up with the new flatter and faster course.'
Entries for the race, which is expected to attract up to 8,000 runners, are now open. Registration for event is priced at £27.20, for more information, visit the Run for All website.