Fast At Fifteen
A fast new route has been unveiled as part of Leeds 10K's 15th birthday celebrations...
The Run For All race series is excited to launch the Leeds 10K’s anniversary celebrations, as they look forward to marking the event’s 15th year on Sunday 3 July.
Started by Jane Tomlinson in 2007, the Leeds 10K was her lasting legacy event and over the last 15 years the event has grown to become one of the highlights of the city’s calendar, and is a hugely popular, inclusive and supported race for participants of all abilities.
In exciting news, to mark the 10K's 15th year organisers are planning a new route! The previous course was always a favourite for those looking for something fast and largely flat, but now runners will be able to really go for PBs with a route that is mainly downhill.
Mike Tomlinson said: “It’s fantastic to be able to celebrate the 15th year of the Leeds 10K. When Jane created the event back in 2007, we had no idea that 15 years later it would grow to become one of the region’s most loved 10Ks and a highlight in the city’s calendar year on year.
"It makes me feel incredibly proud to be able to welcome thousands of people of all abilities to take part in this event every year – providing participants with a new way to challenge themselves and a fundraising vehicle for so many deserving charities.
“It seems only fitting that we should celebrate the Leeds 10K’s 15th anniversary by offering people a new route to enjoy for this year’s event. Whether you run the Leeds 10K year on year or haven’t joined us for a while, we would love to see you at the start line in 2022.”
Runners can choose to run for a charity close to their heart or get involved with one of the event’s official partner charities – Jane Tomlinson Appeal, Macmillan Cancer Support, St. George’s Crypt, Mind Leeds, Candlelighters or Leeds Hospitals Charity.
The event will also see the return of the Clarion Leeds 10K Corporate Challenge, where businesses can take on the event as a team and work to reign champion as the fastest business in Leeds.
You can find out more about the celebrations and new route by visiting the Run For All website.
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