Asda Foundation Yorkshire 10 Mile nears sell out capacity

Runner advised to secure their entry to the 2018 Asda Foundation Yorkshire 10 Mile before Friday 5th October.

Runners are encouraged to secure their start line spot for the Asda Foundation Yorkshire 10 Mile as it nears capacity less than two weeks before the popular charity run takes place on Sunday 14th October.

11,000 runners are expected to attend the 2018 Yorkshire Marathon Festival which includes both the Asda Foundation Yorkshire Marathon and Asda Foundation Yorkshire 10 Mile.

Limited places remain for the Yorkshire 10 Mile and organisers, Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All, have advised runners to enter the event before Friday 5th October to avoid disappointment. Entries are available at here.

The Yorkshire 10 Mile has been a feature of the Yorkshire Marathon festival since 2015 and has sold out each year. With the marathon sold out months in advance, the 10-miler presents the best opportunity for runners to experience the festival.

Already with his entry safely secured for the popular race is Neil Clark, who will run on Sunday 14th as part of his epic three-part challenge to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer UK, Pancreatic Cancer Action and Pancreatic Cancer Awareness in memory of his mum.

The 10-mile run will form the halfway stage of his challenge in which he has already completed the Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K and will go onto tackle the Robin Hood Off-Road Duathlon in November.

Talking about his challenge, the keen fundraising father said: “With turning 50 this year, I have decided to raise money for three charities that are close to my heart.

“In October 2015, my mother and my kids’ granny was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. That Christmas, after only two months, we lost someone who we all dearly loved.

“This horrible cancer has no cure and nine out of ten pancreatic cancer patients diagnosed in A and E sadly die within a year. Hopefully my fundraising can help work towards improving this statistic.”

Neil and many thousands of other Yorkshire 10 Mile runners will start the race on University Road in front of the University of York at 10.15am. The route will go on to feature many highlights of York’s historic city, including York Minster, plus, a vast array of Yorkshire countryside.

Organised by Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All, in partnership with York City Council and the Asda Foundation, the Yorkshire 10 Mile is expected to raise tens of thousands of pounds for charity and continue the fundraising legacy of the late Jane Tomlinson.

Jane raised nearly £2m for charity by tackling a string of endurance challenges including triathlons, marathons and a 4,200-mile cycle ride across the width of the USA – all despite being diagnosed with incurable cancer.

Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All organise charity road runs across the UK as part of the Asda Foundation Series. This series boasts popular events such as the Yorkshire 10 Mile, Yorkshire Marathon, half marathons in Leeds, Sheffield, Hull and Derby, plus, a host of 10Ks. Please click to see the full event calendar. 

Mandy Hepworth, Asda Foundation co-ordinator, said: “We are very excited for this year’s Asda Foundation Yorkshire 10 Mile event and are expecting to raise lots of money for charity.

“It’s pleasing to hear that the run is once again nearing a sell-out. We’d like to thank everyone who has already entered and encourage anyone who has not yet secured their spot to lace up their trainers and take part in the run. Your participation alone really helps support some amazing charitable causes.”

Among the charities hoping to receive a fundraising boost are the Yorkshire 10 Mile’s official partner charities – the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, MacMillan Cancer Support, Candlelighters, the Children’s Hospital Charity, Alzheimer’s Society, Martin House Children’s Hospice, Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, St Leonard’s Hospice, St Gemma’s Hospice and the Stroke Association.

Tristan Batley-Kyle, head of events at race organisers Run For All, said: “The Yorkshire 10 Mile is one of our most popular events and we are confident this year’s event will be another success.

“Year-in-year-out, the run draws incredible crowds and field of inspirational runners. We look forward to welcoming thousands of runners to York and can’t wait for Sunday 14th October.”

The Yorkshire 10 Mile is provided by Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All in partnership with the City of York council and is supported by title sponsor the Asda Foundation, plus, Aftershockz, Up & Running, Runderwear, LTS, HIGH 5, Erdinger Alkoholfrei, University of York, The Yorkshire Post, Bananakick, BBC Radio York, Hertz, Arla and York Sport


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