After the successful launch of the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon which saw over 5,500 places snapped up within a number of days, the Run for All Series has opened entries for their popular 10k races. Beginning with the Hull 10K in May, the trio of events - which also includes York and Leeds 10K - are expected to attract upwards of 20,000 runners.
Former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson was on hand to launch the Hull event, which will celebrate its fourth instalment on 19 May. Paul, who hails from Leconfield, near Beverley, said: "It is great to be able to launch the Jane Tomlinson Hull 10K. Jane was a real hero to lots of people and I'm sure she has inspired many to take up a personal challenge of their own."
The football theme was carried through at the launch of the York 10K, where Premier League and World Cup referee Howard Webb kick-started the staging of the event on 4 August. Starting and finishing at York Racecourse, the York 10K has become renowned for an iconic route that takes in some of the city's most recognisable landmarks, including York Minster, Clifford's Tower and the Shambles.
The largest of the three, the Leeds 10K, is expected to attract 10,000 runners for its 7th staging on 14 July. Run For All event director Sara Birkinshaw said: "The Jane Tomlinson Leeds 10K was the first event we ever organised seven years ago and it is still as popular today. Leeds looks incredible on 10K day - the whole city becomes a sea of colour as thousands upon thousands of runners take their marks."
For those interested in taking part in all three, a Yorkshire season ticket is priced at £60. More information on the respective events is available at the event website.