Here at Run For All we’ve had an incredible 2019 and its all thanks to our runners, supporters, volunteers and everyone who joined us for our events across the country.
This year we introduced two fantastic new events, saw an incredible 68,737 people take to our routes and new course records smashed.
Among the incredible fitness and fundraising goals, we are rounding up some of our favourite moments of the year.
A huge charity boost at Nottingham 10K
Upon entry to this year’s Asda Foundation Nottingham 10K, a £5 donation was made for the University of Nottingham’s charity - Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre. With 1,423 entrants into the race, the grand total the research centre received was £7,115.
2019 was the first time the race had been held at the University of Nottingham campus and runners followed an exciting route that stuck almost exclusively to the campus, one of the most scenic in the country.
Making a huge difference in 2019
We had the privilege of working with 68 incredible partner charities, helping runners fundraise for amazing cases close to their hearts and giving them the opportunity to make a difference. As well as working with our partner charities, over 150 charities also used our events as a vehicle for fundraising with over 4,800 places bought through charities. Among all this, over £1.35million was raised through our events on Just Giving alone!
Leeds Girls Can storm Leeds 10K in body confidence movement
Leeds Girls Can Ambassadors took to the Asda Foundation Leeds 10K kitted in sponsored Runderwear. The choice to strip bare comes as part of their body confidence movement, abolishing the ‘ideal body type’ and showing women they can be comfortable in their own skin.
The Technology Group is up for a challenge – or even two!
We were delighted to announce that business communication specialists, The Technology Group, ae taking on the sponsorship of our well-loved team challenges at the Leeds and Sheffield Half Marathons.
The Technology Group also took to the Yorkshire Marathon Relay with their six strong team on Sunday 20th October in support of the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.
A world record SMASHED
If you were at the Asda Foundation Yorkshire Marathon this year, you probably saw the mighty Viking ship take to our route. The 40-strong team – the York Marathon Marauders – carried their 16m-long structure around the 26.2 miles in 6 hours and 30 minute, smashing the previous record of 8.5 hours. They also raised around £10,000 for their chosen charity – Children With Cancer UK.
Hello North East!
This year we were delighted to host two brand new events in our running calendar – the Asda Foundation Ali Brownlee Riverside 5K and Middlesbrough 10K. These two events have been incredible and we’re delighted to be able to carry on the legacy of these fantastic community road races. Taking to the famous Riverside route on Sunday 30th June, the 5K and 2K run became a sell out event and celebrated the life of the voice of the Boro, Ali Brownlee. Further into the year on Sunday 1st September, thousands took to the streets of Middlesbrough in the 10K challenge. Both events highlighting the amazing community spirit of Middlesbrough, we're excited to be back in 2020.
Our 2020 vision...
Are you thinking about joining us in 2020? We have some huge and exciting plans for the new year and hope to see thousands more of you get stuck into our routes and help make a difference. Keep your eyes peeled in the new year as we keep you up to date with all our latest news and plans to make 2020 the best year yet!