Rishi Sunak at Northallerton 10K

Will You Run With Rishi?

Book at spot in this North Yorks 10K and you may find yourself running alongside the Prime Minister...

The Northallerton 10K is one of North Yorkshire's premier events - so good in fact, that in 2023 none other than UK Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, took part. If you'd like to see if he stages a return to beat his time then get the date of 26 May in your diary and book your spot today!

The popular 10K has two main objectives, so say race organisers, one is to 'be a race that the county capital can be proud of' and the other is to 'raise as much as  possible for Northallerton charity, Pendragon Community Trust.'

The scenic course takes runners on a loop from an electric, atmospheric start on Northallerton High Street before heading out of the town into some of the most stunning country road views in North Yorkshire. It also boasts a big finish back on the high street in front of crowds. Over the years the course has been conquered by all abilities and ages from 15 to 82 years old!

In 2023 the race saw a change to the finish which will remain in place this year. Speaking last year, organisers said: "Working with our new traffic management company we have created a faster and safer end to the race. The new route also allows the start and finish to now be outside the town hall which should make the atmosphere even more electric."

But back to Sunak's involvement in last year's race where he was one of more than 800 runners in the 10K which is close to his Richmond constituency. He finished in less than 48 minutes taking 203rd place overall.

Speaking after the event, organisers said: "Thank you for coming Prime Minister Rishi Sunak! We loved having you on the The Northallerton 10K starting line to support the very special Pendragon Community Trust and the local Northallerton community. Well done on a superb time... All you need to do is beat it next year!"

If you'd like to know more, visit the Northallerton 10K website.

Image: Northallerton 10K Facebook

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