This weekend marks the 10th running of the Asda Foundation Hull 10K – and the milestone event is set to be the biggest yet.
Over 5,000 runners will flock to the city on Sunday 2nd June, for this year’s Hull Running Festival - the most runners since the event, organised by Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All, began.
Tristan Batley-Kyle, Run For All’s head of events, said: “We’re very excited to be marking the tenth Hull 10K, and proud to say that this weekend will be bigger and better than ever!
“This year, we have more than 5,000 people of all ages and abilities coming along to join us in Hull and we’re delighted that the event has proven so popular for another year.”
The annual Hull 10K is a favourite among local runners, as well as hundreds who travel from further afield to be a part of the action, making it one of the region’s favourite 10Ks.
Sunday will be the second time the scenic, flat run has been coupled with the Hull Half Marathon. Together they form the Hull Running Festival, providing something for seasoned athletes and new runners alike.
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.
Tristan added: “Runners take part for all kinds of reasons, whether that’s for fun, a personal challenge or to support a charity close to their heart, and it’s really humbling to see so many people come together with one aim – whatever their motivation may be they’re united in their determination and mission to cross that finish line.”
The event is supported by a number of partner charities, this year they are: Jane Tomlinson Appeal; Children’s Air Ambulance; Macmillan Cancer Support; Candlelighters; Hull and East Riding Breast Friends; Special Stars Foundation and Hull Homeless Community Project.
The festival is supported by Asda Foundation, Hull City Council, MKM, Arco, Arla Protein, Viking FM, Hull Daily Mail, Motorpoint, High5, Erdinger, Runderwear, Aftershokz, Yorkshire 4x4 Response and Bananakick.