This Sunday (6 August) will see upwards of 5000 competitors take part in the one of the central races in the Run For All series, the Asda Foundation York 10K. The race is known to offer a unique opportunity to run through such a historic city, and with a fundraising spirit at its core, draws in thousands of spectators throughout the course to cheer on charity-inspired runners.
Starting and finishing on the Knavesmire, the route 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.
Looking ahead to the latest instalment of the York event, Lynne Preston, Run For All event manager, commented: “We’re looking forward to welcoming thousands of people to this corner of Yorkshire on Sunday – we hope they have a fantastic day.
On what the field can expect on the day, Lynne added: “The York 10K is one of our most popular events. The crowds turn out in force and offer tremendous support to the runners. It all makes for a superb atmosphere.”
As ever with the Run For All events, the race has consistently raised a considerable amount for charity, with around £300,000 contributed over the last two years.
You can still enter the Asda Foundation York 10K here.