It will be the seventh running of the Asda Foundation Burnley 10K, which since its launch in 2013 has grown into one of the region’s most popular charity road runs. This year’s event is expected to raise tens of thousands of pounds for good causes.
Attracting runners of all abilities, the race starts in Towneley Park and a flat first kilometer allows runners to make a positive start as they make their way along the bottom of the park’s Events Triangle.
They follow the tree-lined causeway out of the park for a long downhill section along Todmorden Road. The route then levels out to cross Harry Potts Way at Turf Moor and follows Belvedere Road before turning into Thompson Park and taking in the boating lake and Italian Gardens.
Runners leave Thompson Park at Queen Victoria Road and head up Queens Park Road to take in further parkland before heading back to Towneley Park and the big finish.
The event is expected to raise tens of thousands of pounds for a host of good causes including its partner charities – Jane Tomlinson Appeal, Pendleside Hospice, Burnley Leisure Trust, Child Action Northwest and Burnley FC in the Community.
Tristan Batley-Kyle, head of events with race organiser Run For All, said: “From the day it was launched the people of Burnley have really embraced this 10K. It is a very friendly event and whether you’re a novice runner or a pb chaser, you can look forward to great support.”
Mandy Hepworth, Asda Foundation coordinator, said: “Burnley has some wonderful parkland and the Asda Foundation 10K certainly makes the most of it. The course is very attractive and I hope everyone taking part has an enjoyable day.”
The event is sponsored by the Asda Foundation, Burnley Borough Council, Burnley Express, Radio Lancashire, Arla Protein, High5, Motorpoint, Urbaser Ltd, Runderwear and Aftershokz