The route of a major new charity run in Bury can today be revealed.
The Asda Foundation Bury 10K – which takes place on Sunday 18th September - will start and finish outside The Rock retail and leisure venue and take runners on an exhilarating journey through the town, taking in a host of landmarks including Bury Town Hall, Bury Parish Church, the Fusilier Museum and Bury Art Museum.
Runners can explore the route further and sign up at /10k/bury/
The Bury 10K will also include the Arena Group Bury Family Fun for those who are too young for the 10K or want to take on a shorter distance. The event is completely free for children aged 3 to 14 and will also start and finish at The Rock.
The new Asda Foundation Bury 10K is being organised by Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All, a not-for-profit company, in partnership with I Will If You Will (IWIYW), a fitness movement in Bury that’s helping women, girls and their families to be more active, more often. IWIYW is delivered by Bury Council with Lottery funding form Sport England.
Charlie Tatman, Run For All Event Manager, said: “We’re very excited to be able to announce the route of the new Asda Foundation Bury 10K. It’s a brilliant new challenge for the area and we hope lots of people will be inspired to sign up and give it a go.”
Councillor Catherine Preston, Deputy Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing at Bury Council, said: “We’re really looking forward to Bury hosting its inaugural 10K race in September and to see the route released has definitely seen excitement step up a notch. The run will not only see runners and spectators racing around the town’s streets but will also raise funds for good causes.
“I’ve taken part in the Greater Manchester Run for over a decade and I still love the challenge and sense of achievement when I cross the finishing line, so I’d recommend people of all ages and fitness levels to sign up for the Bury 10k with me.”
The Bury 10K is the latest addition to the hugely successful Asda Foundation 10K series, which includes runs in Leeds, York, Lincoln, Burnley, Nottingham, Sheffield and Hull.
Arena Group Managing Director Adrian Fitzpatrick, said: “We are proud to be involved with this fantastic new event in Bury and we look forward to seeing lots of families taking part.”
For more details and to enter go to /10k/bury/