Over 6,000 runners are expected to take part in what is regarded as one of the country’s most attractive events, the Asda Foundation York 10K. The race, scheduled for Sunday 3 August, marks an end to the 2014 Jane Tomlinson Run for All 10k series and arrives one week after over 7,000 participants competed in the Leeds 10K.
Starting and finishing on Knavesmire, the course takes in some of this medieval city’s most stunning scenery including ancient Goodramgate, the majestic York Minster and Clifford’s Tower where Henry VIII executed ‘traitors. ’Even with a picturesque backdrop, the course is said to be flat with a good PB potential.
The field will include 41-year-old writer Justin Arnold who will be tackling the course dressed in a 25lb Star Wars stormtrooper costume to raise money for anti-bullying charity Kidscape. With the Asda Foundation Hull and Leeds 10Ks already under his belt, the race is one of 10 events the former teacher is doing in the costume as he attempts to raise £5,000 for the charity.
Event lead Keith Taylor, of Run For All, said: “The York 10K is one of the highlights of our season. Runners, supporters and volunteers always turn out in force to make the run a big success and we are confident this year will be no exception.”
Online entries for the event will be taken until Friday 1 August. More information is available here.