The Leeds 10K – our first, and some would still say our best – run.
Now in its 10th year, runners in 2016 are in for a special treat.
Come and experience the unrivalled atmosphere and the electric finish of this fantastic race on Sunday 10th July.
Entries are now open! Click here or on the Enter button above to save your place in the 10th anniversary race.
For a flavour of Leeds 10K, watch the short video, below:
Video by Simon Dewhurst
Emmerdale star Michelle Hardwick made her 10K debut in 2015 when she lined up alongside thousands of other runners for the Asda Foundation Leeds 10K.
It was the first major race tackled by Michelle - Vanessa Woodfield in the popular ITV soap – who only started running three months before. The 39-year-old actress, who lives in Leeds, said: “I wanted to set myself a challenge. My brother and sister-in-law do the Leeds 10K every year and they suggested I should have a go. I loved it!”
Michelle ran in aid of the MS Society. She said: “It’s a cause that’s very close to my heart. My auntie has lived multiple sclerosis for over 30 years and it’s a terrible illness. The society does a tremendous amount of good work and the run is a great opportunity to raise funds to support that work.
Twenty-four-year-old Liz Leeson tipped the scales at 16st 8lbs when she decided she needed to turn her life around. Fearing for her health, Liz changed her eating habits and started to exercise – just a few steps at a time. Within 10 months she had lost 6 and a half stone and become a committed runner. She took taking part in her first organised 10K in Leeds in 2015 and supported Macmillan Cancer Support. Liz said: “Running is the cheapest and easiest way to get into exercise because you can just put your trainers on and go – you don’t have to pay a gym membership.”