Runners will create history on Sunday May 15th when they line up for the inaugural Asda Foundation Nottingham 10K.
The field will get underway at 9.30am when Nottingham Forest and England legend Stuart Pearce will start the race – before joining the runners himself.
The road race, staged by Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All, is expected to raise tens of thousands of pounds for charity.
The course starts in Nottingham’s historic Old Market Square and takes the field past the castle, through the Park Estate, along the beautiful Victoria Embankment and the River Trent, along the canal towpath, past the law courts and the Broadmarsh Centre, through the Lace Market, up Fletcher Gate and on to Pelham Street and back to the grand finish in Old Market Square.
The run is the latest addition to the successful 10K series, supported by the Asda Foundation, which includes events in Leeds, York, Lincoln, Hull and Burnley. They are organised by Run For All, part of the legacy of the late Jane Tomlinson, who raised nearly £2m for charity by tackling a series of gruelling challenges despite being diagnosed with incurable cancer.
Charlie Tatman, event manager at Run For All, said: “We are very much looking forward to the first Nottingham 10K. Everything is on course for an excellent event that will raise a lot of money to support the work of many charities.”
Julie Ward, Asda Foundation Senior Manager, said: “The new Nottingham 10K is an excellent addition to what is already a very successful series of events. We look forward to welcoming the runners, their families and spectators to the Asda Foundation Family Fun Zone in Old Market Square.”
Many of the runners will be raising money for one of the partner charities or another good cause of their own choice. The partner charities are Macmillan Cancer Support, Nottingham Hospitals Charity, Treetops Hospice, Jane Tomlinson Appeal, My Sight, Equation, Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance, Cerebral Palsy Sport and housing charity Framework.
The Nottingham 10K is supported by Asda Foundation, Nottingham City Council, ViiSana, Gem 106, BananaKick and Aftershokz.