One of Yorkshire’s most popular running events, the York 10K, is to return next summer.
Following the huge success of this year’s race, the event will be back – and YorkMix Radio are back too, as media partners.
It will take place at 9.30am on Sunday 6 August. Set to be an inclusive and supported race for participants of all abilities and ages, it is expected to raise tens of thousands of pounds for local and national charities.
YorkMix Radio Breakfast Show hosts Ben Fry and Laura Castle will host the York 10K, which attracts thousands of runners cheered on by most of the city.
MD of YorkMix Radio David Green said: “Hot on the heels of a weekend of hosting the stage and broadcasting from the Yorkshire Balloon Fiesta we’re excited to be able to extend our partnership with another of the city’s biggest events.
“The York 10K attracts participants from all over the country who share our love for the city and we look forward to working with the organisers over the coming years as together we raise tens of thousands of pounds for charity.”
Once again York 10K will start in Knavesmire Road, close to York Racecourse. The course takes the field out towards the city centre; along Campleshon Road, Bishopthorpe Road, Nunnery Lane and Coney Street before passing through the medieval walls of the city centre and York Minster.
Runners will then travel along Goodramgate, King’s Staith and New Walk, before making their way through Rowntree Park, along Bishothorpe Road and then back to York Racecourse for the big finish.
The day will also see the return of the BHP York 10K Team Challenge. Sitting alongside the main event of the day, the challenge will see teams of colleagues or friends battle it out to be crowned Team Challenge Champions.
As part of this challenge, runners can choose to fundraise for a charity of choice, or use the events as a chance to bring their team together in a shared challenge.
BHP’s continued support for the York 10K Team Challenge follows years of successful sponsorship of the event by the company, and forms a vital part of BHP’s community focused values and its commitment to the local community.
Providing fundraising opportunities for charities is the primary objective of every Run For All event, runners are encouraged to fundraise for their own charity of choice or one of the event’s partner charities:
- the Jane Tomlinson Appeal
- York Mind
- St Leonard’s Hospice
- York Against Cancer
- Refugee Action York
- Saint Catherine’s
- and RSPCA York.
Any charities interested in becoming an Official Charity Partner of the event, whether they have previously been involved with the York 10K or not, are encouraged to contact Run For All as soon as possible.
Mike Tomlinson, CEO of Run For All said: “Regardless of participant’s goals or reason for taking part, we look forward to welcoming participants to the streets of York to celebrate a day of amazing achievements and to raise much needed funds for so many deserving causes.”
Entries are now open – find out more and enter here.
For team challenge entries, email [email protected].