26 Jul

York prepares for perfect 10

Asda Foundation York 10K

Thousands of runners are getting ready to help the Asda Foundation York 10K celebrate a special milestone on Sunday 4 August. Next month will be a decade in action for the event, which since its launch has seen more than 50,000 people enter and over £2.5 million raised in charity.

Charities will be handed another boost this year thanks to the thousands of runners who will tackle the attractive route, which starts and finishes in Knavesmire Road, near York Racecourse, and takes in many of the city’s landmarks, including Clifford’s Tower and York Minster.

Many entrants will be running in aid of the 10K’s partner charities which are the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, Macmillan Cancer Support, Candlelighters, York Mind, Martin House Children’s Hospice, St Leonard’s Hospice, York Against Cancer, The Island, Changing Lives.

Tristan Batley-Kyle, Run For All’s head of events, said: “10 years of the York 10K is certainly something worth celebrating. It has supported the work of some wonderful charities and has grown into a must do event for many people.”

Organised by Run For All, the run forms part of the legacy of the late Jane Tomlinson who raised nearly £2m for charity by undertaking a series of endurance challenges, despite being diagnosed with incurable cancer.