Burnley prepares to welcome runners for Asda Foundation Pennine Lancashire 10K

Runners are on their marks and all set for the Asda Foundation Pennine Lancashire 10K in Burnley in Sunday June 28th.

It will be the third running of the event which has grown into one of the most popular charity runs in the North West.

Large crowds will cheer the runners as they make their way round the attractive route starts that starts and finishes in the centre of Burnley and takes in three parks – Rowley, Towneley and Thompson.

Among the thousands taking lining up at the start will be Premier League football referees Phil Dowd, Anthony Taylor, Mike Riley, Bobby Madley and Mike Jones.

They form part of a Professional Game Match Officials Ltd (PGMOL) team that also includes the organisation’s general manager and former Premier League referee Mike Riley.

The run forms part of the Asda Foundation 10K Series which includes events in Lincoln, Hull, Leeds and York as well as Burnley. The series is organised by Run For All and is part of the lasting legacy of the late Jane Tomlinson CBE, who raised almost £2m for charity through a series of endurance challenges, despite being diagnosed with incurable cancer.

Julie Ward, Asda Foundation manager, said: “I would like to all wish all the runners, including the many Asda Colleagues taking part, the very best of luck. People will be running for some fantastic causes and the money they raise will support some wonderful work.”

Jon Grace, General Manager at Motorpoint, one of the event’s supporters, said: “Motorpoint is delighted to be sponsoring the 2015 Pennine Lancashire 10K. It’s a fantastic event that brings together the whole of East Lancashire to cheer on thousands of people of all ages as they run through the streets of Burnley in support of some wonderful causes. We can’t wait to join them and raise as much money as possible for Pendleside Hospice in the process.”

Since its launch in 2013 the Asda Foundation Pennine Lancashire 10K has raised tens of thousands of pounds for local good causes. People can run for one of the event’s partner charities or a good cause of their own choice.

The event’s partner charities are Derian House Hospice; Macmillan Cancer Support; Pendleside Hospice; Shine and the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.

It is sponsored by the Asda Foundation, Burnley Council, Burnley Leisure, Motorpoint, Burnley Express, 2BR, Runner’s World, Run247 and bananakick.

For more details go to www.runforall.com

 

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