Runners ready for a Hull Running Festival atmosphere to remember

Almost 5,000 runners are set to run at the Asda Foundation Hull Running Festival on Sunday 10th June.

Almost 5,000 runners are getting set for an atmosphere to remember at the Asda Foundation Hull Running Festival on Sunday 10th June.

The festival will feature both the popular Asda Foundation Hull 10K, now in its ninth year running, and the brand new Asda Foundation Hull Half Marathon.

The new Asda Foundation Hull Half Marathon will provide runners of Humberside and beyond a fresh chance to enjoy a half marathon in Hull’s atmospheric city centre.

Similar to the much-loved Hull 10K, the new half marathon will feature a city centre start and finish and a largely flat course offering great PB potential.

Both the routes will start and finish in Alfred Gelder Street and take in a number of Hull’s cultural and historic landmarks including Holy Trinity Church and Hull City Hall.

Since the launch of the Hull 10K in 2010, the run has grown into one of the region’s most popular 10Ks attracting thousands of runners and raising huge sums of money for charitable causes.

Run For All is confident that the addition of a half marathon to this occasion will add to the spectacle and create an exciting festival of running.

Tristan Batley-Kyle, Head of Events at Run For All, said: “Whether people have opted for the 10K or the half marathon, it promises to be a great day for runners of all abilities.

“We already organise two events on one day – the Yorkshire Marathon and the Yorkshire 10 Mile which take place in October – and it has proved very successful. We are confident that the Hull Running Festival will be equally successful and a very enjoyable occasion.”

Many Rivett, Co-ordinator at the Asda Foundation, headline supporter of all Run For All events, said: “We are very excited for the runners of our Asda Foundation Series to experience a Festival of Running. We think it will offer runners of all abilities a great opportunity to experience the special atmosphere of a Run For All event whilst being able to enjoy some of Hull’s many landmarks.

“We are very excited for our runners. Whether they are looking for a PB, to hit a fundraising milestone or just to get round the course; we would like to wish everyone the best of luck.”

Councillor Terry Geraghty, Hull City Council Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Tourism and Chair of Hull Culture & Leisure Limited, said: “We can’t wait for runners to enjoy the Hull Running Festival. It is a great opportunity for runners across the region to get involved and support so many good causes.

“We are fully supportive of this event and look forward to seeing everyone on the start line.”

Runners can choose to run for fun, for a personal challenge or to support a charity of their choice. They are especially encouraged to raise funds for one of the event’s partner charities, which in 2018 are: Child Dynamix, Macmillan Cancer Support, Dove House Hospice, the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, Hull Homeless Community Project, Hull and East Riding Breast Friends, Special Stars Foundation and Jerry Green Dog Rescue.

Jane Tomlinson Appeal Fundraising and Events Assistant Jenny Sellers said: “We’re really excited to be a part of the new Hull Running Festival. With the addition of a half marathon to the already really popular 10K, it’s going to be one Hull of a day!

“If you’d like to take on a new half marathon and support children’s and cancer charities across Hull and Yorkshire, then we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch by emailing jenny@janetomlinsonappeal.com.”

Runners will also be able to add a team challenge aspect to the runs with the MKM Corporate Challenge. Workplaces across the region will be able to enter teams of five people or more to compete for success in either event.

Entries for the Asda Foundation Hull Half Marathon, Asda Foundation Hull 10K and MKM Corporate Challenge are now open at www.runforall.com

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