There’s a degree of change for this year’s Asda Foundation Nottingham 10K which is moving to a new home at the University of Nottingham’s scenic campus.
Thousands of runners will head to the campus on Sunday 16th June for the new-look run which is expected to raise tens of thousands of pounds for charity. The switch of route follows a partnership between event organiser Run For All and the university.
The event previously started at Nottingham Rugby Club and took in Holme Pierrepont National Watersports Centre.
The exciting new route sticks almost exclusively to one of the UK’s most scenic university campuses and takes in Highfields Park boating lake. This year’s race will be opened by Nottingham’s Official Robin Hood, Tim Pollard.
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.
Mandy Hepworth, Asda Foundation coordinator, said: “With this change of route the Asda Foundation Nottingham 10K is entering a new chapter. Nottingham University has a very scenic campus and will provide a marvelous backdrop to the 10K.”
Tristan Batley-Kyle, Run For All’s head of events, said: “We are very excited about this new route and delighted to be working in partnership with the University of Nottingham. We are confident all those taking part will enjoy running in such scenic surroundings.”
Tim Pollard, Nottingham’s Official Robin Hood, said: “I’m honoured to have been asked to open this year’s Nottingham 10K and be a part of an event which helps raise money for such brilliant causes.”
Many of those taking part in the run, which starts at 9.30am, will be raising money for the event’s partner charities – Canaan Trust, Notts County Football in the Community, Jane Tomlinson Appeal, Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre and Nottinghamshire Deaf Society.
It is sponsored by Asda Foundation, University of Nottingham, Gem Radio, Motorpoint, Arla Protein, High5, The Derby Runner, Runderwear, Aftershokz and banankick.
Here are some links to provide you with further information about the races:
Road closure full rundown Nottingham 10K – https://www.runforall.com/events/10k/nottingham-10k/road-closure-information/
Getting to the event and parking Nottingham 10K – https://www.runforall.com/events/10k/nottingham-10k/getting-there/
Route Nottingham 10K – https://www.runforall.com/events/10k/nottingham-10k/route/