The 2015 edition of the Asda Foundation Leeds 10K is looking in good shape after the event was officially launched by European featherweight boxing champion Josh Warrington. The 10K, scheduled for Sunday 12 July, is the flagship event of the Run for All series and regularly attracts up to 10,000 runners.
Leeds-born Josh, a former John Smeaton High School pupil who is rapidly becoming the city’s favourite sporting son, has confirmed he will be a part of the field in July. Josh, who is known as 'The Leeds Warrior', said: “It’s great to be part of such a wonderful event and I’m really looking forward to doing the run. Jane showed great courage and determination and this event, which generates a tremendous atmosphere and does so much to help many good causes, is a fitting tribute to her memory.”
The 10K route, modified in 2013, for a faster and flatter course, starts at the top of the Vicar Lane, opposite the Grand Arcade, and takes competitors towards Call Lane and Sovereign Street, along Wellington Street and out along Kirkstall Road. Runners will turn and return into town back along Kirkstall Road and continue into the city to finish outside Leeds Town Hall on The Headrow.
Run For All’s stable of events also includes 10Ks in York, Burnley, Hull and Lincoln, the Leeds Half Marathon and the Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield. Its sister organisation also runs the hugely-popular Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon.
The Leeds 10K has raised well over £2m since it was first held in 2007. For more information and to register, visit the Run For All website.