The Jane Tomlinson Run For All Series has extended its burgeoning portfolio of races across the UK with confirmation of a new event in Nottingham. It was down to one of the city’s most iconic sporting figures, Stuart Pearce, to launch the Asda Foundation Nottingham 10K, scheduled for Sunday 15 May.
The new event will start and finish in the city centre and take runners past the castle, within the shadow of Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem – reputedly the country’s oldest pub, along the embankment of the River Trent, through the Lace Market and on to the grand finish in Old Market Square.
This race becomes the latest in a 10k series which also includes events in Leeds, York, Lincoln, Hull and Burnley. Each is organised by Run For All, part of the legacy of the late Jane Tomlinson, who raised nearly £2m for charity by tackling a string of gruelling challenges despite being diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Launching the new event at Nottingham Castle, Pearce, who played for Forest for 12 seasons and won 76 of his 78 England caps while at the club, said: “I am delighted to be able to help launch the Asda Foundation 10K. I know the example set by Jane Tomlinson has inspired many people to take on charity challenges of their own. I hope lots of people sign up for this new event and wish everyone who takes part the very best of luck.”
Speaking on behalf of the Run For All team, Lynne Preston, expressed her delight at the launch: “We are enormously pleased to be able to bring this new 10K to Nottingham, a great city with a proud running heritage. Our 10K series, kindly supported by the Asda Foundation, is already very successful and the addition of Nottingham will enhance its reputation still further. “
Entries will open soon but interested runners can join the mailing list and take advantage of a discounted entry of just £20. More information is available here.