Organisers of the popular Run Derby 10K have confirmed that the 2015 event will take place on Sunday 19 April. Confirmation of the date arrives shortly after the news that the team behind the 10K are also in advanced talks for the introduction of the Derby City Half Marathon in October 2015.
The 10K is the city’s largest road race and boasts a spectacular start and finish point at the iPro stadium, home of Derby County FC. Last year’s event attracted over 4,000 runners and saw Derby AC’s Richard Weir take first place in 31:17, with Erewash Valley’s John Wadelin second in 33:15. Entries for the race open in October.
Following the continued success and popularity of the 10k, organisers Sporting Futures have teamed up with the University of Derby to plan a half marathon for 2015. The proposed course has been designed to start and finish outside the Kedleston Road University site and will showcase some of the city’s main attractions, including Markeaton and Darley Park, plus St Peters and Cathedral Quarter.
Sporting Futures chariman Gary Parkin said he was excited about the partnership with the university and feels their relationship has got off to a strong start: "Not only will 2015 be our 21st anniversary but we have put the wheels in motion to get areas of Derbyshire running, jogging and walking in partnership with the University of Derby.”
“Over the past year, we have developed our relationship with the university and we are proud to be working with them to deliver first-class, mass-participation running events across our great county, starting in the city."
For more information on the events, visit the Run Derby 10K website.