No sat nav will be needed for the new route at this year’s GEAR 10K in King’s Lynn. Runners will follow the same course but in an anti-clockwise direction.
Sunday 6 May is the date for the popular Asda Foundation GEAR 10K and the 12th in the series from Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All. Its growing fame has increased demand for places plus the 2017 event sold out last year and looks set to do the same this year. As a result of this organisers have decided to do a u-turn with the route for logistical and safety reasons.
The Grand East Anglian Run (GEAR) 10K will start at 10.45am from Tuesday Market Place which is also the finish for this picturesque race in the historic King’s Lynn. The entrants will pass several landmarks including Greyfriars Tower and the Custom House as they head off in a southbound direction before turning northbound along the High Street. They switch to southbound again through the Vancouver Quarter and continue to Wisbech Road, turn right past the Great River Ouse and onto Tower Place as they accelerate towards the finish line.
A route change, Bespak Corporate Challenge and Mini GEAR fun run, bespoke medal, technical T-shirt and goody bag are all good reasons to register for an enjoyable 10K. Entries have been flooding in as confirmed by Course director Adam Henry who said: “We are delighted with the response to this year’s GEAR 10K and are looking forward to another fantastic event.”
Run For All are organising this race in partnership with Alive Leisure and King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council.
Photo courtesy of HS Sports.