Thousands of fun-runners and fundraisers are expected to expected to take on the York 10k – as the popular charity race returns this weekend.
Organised by Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All, the scenic route will explore some of the city’s most historic landmarks, such as the city walls, Clifford’s Tower and York Minster.
YorkMix Radio are once again media partners for the event, and breakfast show host Laura Castle will be there broadcasting live from the start and finish line – and of course giving lots of encouragement!
York 10k will take place on Sunday 6 August. It will start and finish on Knavesmire, close to York Racecourse.
The race will start at 9.30am, with the route encompassing some of York’s most iconic streets like Bishy Road, Coney Street and Goodramgate.
The winner is expected to finish at approximately 10am.
Route map for York 10k
As part of the event, runners are encouraged to fundraise for their own charity of choice or one of the event’s partner charities. This year’s partner charities include:
- Jane Tomlinson Appeal
- St Leonard’s Hospice
- York Mind
- York Against Cancer
- Changing Lives
- Refugee Action York
- Saint Catherine’s
- The Island
Route map for Arena Group York Mini and Junior runs
The 2023 event also sees the return of the Arena Group York Mini and Junior runs. Open to those aged 3 years and up, this is a great opportunity for families, friends and schools to be active together.
The mini 1.5km course is open to children aged between 3 – 8, and the junior 2.5km course caters for children aged between 9 – 15. Feel free to wheel, walk, jog or run your way to the finish line!
The mini and junior events will also start and finish on Knavesmire Road. The junior event will kick off at 11:45am and the mini at 11:48am.
Children are encouraged to fundraise for the event’s main partner charity, Martin House, which provides family-led care to children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses.
Tristan Batley-Kyle, operations director at Run For All said: “We can’t wait to welcome the thousands of participants taking part in this year’s York 10K and Arena Group York Mini and Junior events.
“A firm favourite in the region, the York 10K is always a highlight in the city’s event calendar. The day is set to be a fantastic day of running and fundraising for all those involved.
“Whether participants are running for a charity close to their heart or for their own personal challenge, we hope everyone taking part in this year’s event has a memorable and enjoyable race day experience.”
Bottled water will be available on the course and at the finish. There will also be an array of food and drink outlets offering refreshments in the Event Village.
A variety of performers and charity cheerleaders will also be on hand to keep you motivated as you go round the course.
For more information about the York 10K, visit the Run For All website. Entries are still open if you want to take part.
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