Thousands gather to cross York 10K finish line on sunny Sunday
6 August 2023
6 August 2023
The city of York came alive today as thousands of fun-runners, fundraisers and club runners came together to take part in the city’s best loved 10K charity road run, the York 10K.
A hugely popular, inclusive and supported race for participants of all abilities, the York 10K has been a firm favourite in the city’s event calendar since 2009.
Organised by Run For All, the race kicked off on the Knavesmire, close to York Racecourse at 9.30am.
Described as one of the country’s most beautiful city runs, the 10K route offers participants the unique opportunity to race through the heart of the city. Participants made their way past many of the city’s most historic landmarks, including the ancient city walls, Clifford’s Tower and York Minster.
The route then looped participants into Rowntree Park and back along Bishopthorpe Road before passing the Terry’s Factory. Runners then headed back along Racecourse Road to soak up the atmosphere at the finish line on the Knavesmire.
First male across the finish line was Joshua Dickinson in a time of 30:32. Harvey Martin took second place in 31:36 with George Ravenhall in third in 32:02.
Charlotte Mason was the first female across the finish line in 35:22 followed by Becky Penty who clocked 35:32 for second spot and Sarah Hunter who took third in 35:44.
The Arena Group York Mini and Junior run also took place earlier in the morning. Families and friends of all abilities came together for a morning of sport and fun, choosing to run either the 1.5km course or 2.5km junior course.
Both events also started and finished on the Knavesmire, with the Mini run starting at 11.45am and Junior starting at 11.48am.
A great way for parents and children to stay active and healthy together, children were encouraged to fundraise for the event’s main partner charity, Martin House.
Martin House is a charity that provides hospice care for children and young people across West, North and East Yorkshire. The hospice provides family-led care to children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses, either at the hospice or in families own homes.
Tristan Batley-Kyle, Operations Director at Run For All, said: “Congratulations to everyone that took part in the York 10K and Arena Group York Mini and Junior events today.
“A fabulous day and an amazing atmosphere, it was great to once again have York brimming with so many participants and supporters.
“The enthusiasm and support from everyone involved, from the participants themselves to the many spectators, sponsors, partners and volunteers, all ensured the day was a fantastic success.”
As part of the event, runners have been encouraged to fundraise for their own charity of choice or one of the event’s partner charities. This year’s partner charities include; the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, St Leonard’s Hospice, York Mind, York Against Cancer, Changing Lives, Refugee Action York, Saint Catherine’s, Menfullness and The Island.
The York 10K is supported by City of York Council, Arla Protein, High 5, Up and Running, Coopah, Shokz, Gradwell, York Mix Radio, Marathon Photos, the Yorkshire Society, York Racecourse and the Business Desk.
Entries for next year’s York 10K, taking place on Sunday 4th August are now open.
Potential participants are encouraged to visit www.runforall.com for a limited time only discounted