On Sunday 6th May, the popular Asda Foundation GEAR 10K will this year take thousands of runners in a new direction.
Run For All, organiser of the event, has announced a route change that will see the entrants follow last year’s course but in an anti-clockwise direction.
The switch has been prompted by the increasing popularity of the King’s Lynn run, which is expected to raise tens of thousands of pounds for charity.
After all the places were snapped up last year, Run For All increased the capacity for this year’s event which is again heading for a sell-out.
Adam Henry, course director, said: “Taking the large field in an anti-clockwise direction makes it easier and safer for us to accommodate more runners.
“We are delighted with the response to this year’s GEAR 10K and are already looking forward to another fantastic event.”
Starting and finishing in Tuesday Market Place, the scenic route takes in the pretty town centre of King’s Lynn, River Ouse pathway, The Walks and a number of historic buildings including Red Mount, the Custom House and Greyfriars Tower.
Leaving Tuesday Market Place, runners will head southbound along King Street and out on to the front of the Great River Ouse, via South Quay. Runners will turn on to Church Street and head northbound, through Saturday Market Place and High Street, before turning at Norfolk Street and travelling southbound through the Vancouver Quarter.
The route will then lead participants on to Tower Street and then onto Millfleet. Runners will complete an out and back on St James’ Road before turning left into The Walks and around Red Mount Chapel and Gaywood River. The route then returns to London Road where runners travel south towards Wisbech Road.
At the end of Wisbech Road runners will take a right turn leading them onto a cycle path overlooking the Great River Ouse; passing through Harding’s Pits and The Friars before returning to Boal Street. They will turn onto Stonegate Street and then onto Tower Place to retrace their steps to the finish line at Tuesday Market Place. Full route details are available at:
The Gear 10K is staged by Run For All in partnership with Alive Leisure and King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council.