Entries now open at flash sale price of £20 for Nottingham 10K which takes a new route for 2019.
Run For All is delighted to announce a partnership that will give the Asda Foundation Nottingham 10k a new home at the University of Nottingham.
This year’s event will take place on Sunday 16th June - entries are now open at a flash sale price of £20 until midnight 20th January - ENTER NOW
The exciting new route will take place almost exclusively on one of the UK’s most scenic University campuses and take in Nottingham’s iconic Highfields Park Boating Lake.
Run For All is a not for profit company that is a legacy of the late charity fundraiser Jane Tomlinson CBE, who despite being diagnosed with an incurable cancer completed a series of incredible endurance events. Towards the end of her life, Jane would make the 150-mile roundtrip for treatment at Nottingham City Hospital.
This partnership will see £5 of every entry donated to the Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre, based at the University.
“Like every event that Run For All is proud to be a guardian of, the Nottingham 10k is something for all charities – our primary goal is to maximise charity participation,” said Jane’s husband Mike, Chief Executive of Run For All.
There has been a fantastic early response from local and national charities wanting to be a part of 2019’s exciting new Nottingham 10k.
Notts County FC Football in the Community and the Canaan Trust return for another year and are joined by the Nottinghamshire Deaf Society, Jane Tomlinson Appeal and Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre.
Charities interested in becoming an Official Charity Partner are encouraged to contact Run For All as soon as possible, as limited opportunities remain available.
“Our partnership with the Nottingham 10k is very personal for our family because we feel a debt of gratitude to the city and its health institutions,” Mike Tomlinson continued.
“A postcode lottery meant Jane was refused treatment in Leeds, with research drugs only available in certain areas – City Hospital were able to treat her with those same drugs.
“Jane believed that if someone was diagnosed with breast cancer as a 26-year-old, their prognosis should be much better than hers was. It wasn’t right for a young mum to have to accept dying so young.
“The blood tests Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre are developing are leading the way in hopefully making Jane’s dream a little bit more of a reality. This partnership and the money it will raise hopefully means we’re fulfilling Jane’s wishes.”
Mandy Hepworth, Asda Foundation Coordinator, said: “As headline sponsor we are thrilled that the Nottingham 10k will be held at such a fantastic venue for at least the next three years. We’re proud to be involved with such a high-profile event in the city, especially given the great causes it represents.”
Director of the Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre, Professor Stewart Martin, said: “We’re really excited the University will be hosting the Nottingham 10k.
“Research happening here at the University is aimed at detecting breast cancer early, stopping it spreading and treating it right. Every pound raised by runners choosing to support our Centre will be used to help find the next breast cancer breakthrough.”